I love Michael Ruhlman and Tony Bourdain. Over at Ruhlman's blog, http://blog.ruhlman.com/ , they are setting up an awards "show" to be held in South Beach in February. It is pretty much a slam of Food Network. Why a clog award? If you have never worked in a busy kitchen without chef-clogs, your feet, calves, and knees will speak to you...for days! Here are some examples of awards:
The Malto Award=biggest media whore who cooks great and still adds inspiration to the culinary world..in so many words.
The Rocco Award=the the chef who made the worst career move
The Alton Award=to the FN Personality who can actually cook!
The Fergus Award=best achievement in offal
The Chef's Chef Award=to the least heralded chef yet most deserving working chef
The blog goes on to accept comments/nominations in other categories. ...that you make up.
Ideas? Suggestions? Chefs in Sacto, or your area?