September 24, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Brookfield chef takes home one of CT top culinary awards, among Danbury area highlights

A Brookfield chef has taken home one of Connecticut’s top culinary awards.

The Village at Brookfield Common’s chef Tom Sharkis earned one of Connecticut’s top culinary awards for the senior living industry, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s Chef Challenge Seafood award, beating out chefs from other senior living communities throughout the state.

Sharkis’ winning dish took the judges on a trip to the Middle East with za’atar crusted arctic char with saffron couscous, roasted rainbow cauliflower and sumac yogurt.

Sharkis lives in Danbury.

He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and launched his culinary career at several private Fairfield County clubs.

At the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, he focused on fine dining, and special events like weddings, and Bar Mitzvahs.