His winning dish was smoked Alaskan king crab with risotto prepared in fermented black cod fish sauce. The food was garnished by local sea asparagus and a blueberry branch foraged by Uddipa and sous chef Jacob Pickard before leaving Juneau.
In 2015 Juneau chef Beau Schooler and sous chef Travis Hotch of the Rookery Cafe took home the award for their nose-to-tail sockeye salmon dish.
- This year's Wearable Art show featured more than 30 entries, including a controversial one that won third place amid outcry over cultural appropriation.
- Doctors have confirmed the presence of mumps in Juneau for the first time in more than two decades. Juneau Public Health Center nurse manager Alison Gaines says there has been one confirmed case of the disease in Juneau as of Thursday.
- The state-sponsored corporation working to advance a major gas line project is opening a field office in Nikiski. It will be the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.'s third satellite office.
- Douglas resident Sara Hannan has filed a letter of intent to run for Alaska House District 33. That’s the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III.