Tim Witcher, The Wing Kitchen Crown First Champion Cook-Off Winners

By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

GLASSBORO – Anthony Walker and Nefertiti Winters, of Wings of Angels Chicken, were named the inaugural winner of the Wing Heavyweight Champion Cook-Off by former Food Network star Chef Tim Witcher on Thursday.

Witcher, the 2016 winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped,” is the co-owner of The Wing Kitchen located in Glassboro and Turnersville. He came up with the idea of the cook-off to give budding and seasoned chefs a chance to display their newest creations outside of their own kitchens. All social distancing and face-mask rules were followed during the competition.

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The couple, from Mount Airy, Md., emerged the winner out of 11 teams. They won the coveted chicken wing cook-off belt with a hot mango flavor.

First place winners and recipient of Inaugural Wing Heavyweight Champion Cook-Off Belt, Anthony Walker and Nefertiti Winters, Wings of Angels Chicken with Chef Tim Witcher, Co-Owner and Executive Chef of The Wing Kitchen. Photo by Creative Content OnDemand

Serenity Martinez, of Serenity’s Touch in Sicklerville came in second place with Jerk Wings and Cool Runnings Sauce.

Alexis Sylvince and Aaron Gregory, of Pink Kandy in Mt. Laurel, came in third with their

Drunken Wing flavor.

The winners were awarded cash prizes as well.

The Wing Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant serving handcrafted, wings, tenders and fries. It is the home of the original buttermilk fried donut.

Left to Right: 1st place winners, Anthony Walker & Nefertiti Winters, Wings of Angels Chicken; Chef Tim Witcher, Co-Owner & Executive Chef of The Wing Kitchen; 2nd place winner, Serenity Martinez, Serenity’s Touch and 3rd place winners, Aaron Gregory & (not pictured – Alexis Sylvince), Pink Kandy. Photo by Creative Content onDemand

Witcher served as a chef at various hotels such as Hilton, Radisson and Wyndham, as well as catering companies and Wells Fargo Center sports arena. He now shares his intense love for food, technique and local, fresh ingredients with the young chefs of tomorrow as an instructor for the culinary arts at Camden County Technical School in Sicklerville.

Chef Tim Witcher with Wing Heavyweight Champion belt. Photo courtesy of Content On Demand

The Wing Kitchen menu is available throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania with The Wing Kitchen Express Food Truck.  For more information and order online, visit www.thewingkitchen.com.

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