Awards and Honors

2012 Amelia Island Chili Cook-Off

Jerry was the Winner of the Most Unique Chili Award at the 2012 Amelia Island Chili Cook-Off event.


2011 Amelia Island Chili Cook-Off

Jerry was People’s Choice Award Winner at the 2011 Amelia Island Chili Cook-Off event.


2009 and 2010 Great Taste of the Gulf Epicurean Evening by The Galveston Restaurant Association and Galveston.com & Company

Jerry was bestowed the Silver Fork Award honoring the finest gulf coast cuisine and the best overall participant two years in a row during the 2009 and 2010 Great Taste of the Gulf event.

Jerry was also bestowed the Blue Plate Special Award for two consecutive years at the Great Taste of the Gulf event in 2009 and 2010.
Jerry was the winner of the Haute Bites Award at the 2010 Great Taste of the Gulf Epicurian Evening

2007, 2008 and 2009 Galveston County Daily News Readers Choice Award for Best Sunday Brunch

Under the direction of Executive Chef, Jerry Helminski, the Hotel Galvez Sunday Brunch has been voted “Best Brunch” in Galveston County for three consecutive years by readers of the Galveston County Daily News.

2010 Galveston Shrimp Festival Competition

Jerry was the Shrimp Gumbo Competition First Place Winner