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Best of People & Philanthropy 2021

Congratulations to the winners of Ranch & Coast's Best of People & Philanthropy 2021

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TV Personality

Winners: Kimberly Hunt KGTV 10News & Steve Atkinson KGTV 10News
Finalist: Jeff Zevely CBS News KFMB
Finalist:
Kathleen Bade Fox 5 San Diego
Finalist: Catherine Garcia NBC San Diego

Radio Personality

Winners: Jagger and Kristi Magic 92.5 & Scott Lewis AM 600 KOGO
Finalist: Jesse Lozano, STAR 94.1
Finalist:
Chris Cantorem, YEW!

Athlete

Winners: Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres & Phil Mickelson
Finalist: Tony Hawk
Finalist: Manny Machado San Diego Padres

Executive Chef

Winners: Jason Knibb Nine-Ten & Jeffrey Stauss Pamplemousse Grille
Finalist: Kevin Templeton Barleymash
Finalist: William Bradley Addison
Finalist: Bernard Guillas The Marine Room (formerly)

Restaurateur

Winners: Bertrand Hug Mille Fleurs & Mister A’s & Matteo Cattaneo Buona Forchetta Family
Finalist: Johnny Rivera Hash House A Go Go and Great Maple
Finalist:
Brian Malarkey Puffer Malarkey Collection

Finalist: Johan Engman Rise & Shine Hospitality Group

Sommelier

Winners: Chris Russo Nine-Ten
& Derry Van Nortwick Cork & Knife
Finalist: Will Burtner Coomber Craft Wines
Finalist:
Brandon Lervold Puffer Malarkey Collection

Maitre ’D

Winners: Marko Dedic Mille Fleurs
& Jerry Capozzelli Mister A’s

Bartender

Winners: Lara Vellocido Mille Fleurs
& Alex Ramos The Smoking Gun SD
Finalist: Erick Castro Polite Provisions
Finalist: Dutch House The Huntsman at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Philanthropist/Volunteer

Winners: Cini Robb
& Jack McGrory
Finalist: Laura Stearn
Finalist: Dee Ammon
Finalist: Deb Cross

Local Nonprofit

Winners: Paws4Thought Animal Rescue paws4thoughtrescue.com
& FACE Foundation face4pets.org
Finalist: The Country Friends thecountryfriends.org
Finalist:
Shelter to Soldier sheltertosoldier.org
Finalist: Promises2Kids promises2kids.org

Readers’ Choice — Favorite TV Personalities: Kimberly Hunt & Steve Atkinson 10News co-anchors Hunt and Atkinson’s distinct brand of professionalism, approachability, and award-winning journalism have earned them each individual accolades over the course of their careers as well as respect and public trust. And, these familiar faces don’t just stick to one medium; Hunt is well-known within the community for her involvement with local charities, emceeing fundraising events and lending her local celebrity recognition and trademark polish to nonprofits including The Country Friends and Beach & Country Guild, while Atkinson is an aspiring screenwriter, as he shared with R&C’s Andrea Naversen in 2019. On-screen, they deliver San Diegans the evening news as our readers’ favorites. 10news.com D.M.

Editors’ Pick — Renovation Triumph: L’Auberge Del Mar Following a multimillion-dollar property-wide transformation, L’Auberge Del Mar debuted with a fresh design in peaceful palettes of beige, ivory, and gray, and a major upgrade to its layout. Adelaide, the resort’s signature restaurant, is now primely situated adjacent to the lobby, with coastal breezes and sweeping views of the resort’s pool and the ocean beyond. 858.386.1336, laubergedelmar.com M.P.

Image Credits Photography by Vincent Knakal

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