Chef Taj

Chef Taj Siwatu celebrates at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in New York.

Chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, recently won first place for “Creative Sweet Wing” category and third place for “Best of Show” at the 18th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y.

The opportunity to compete at the wingfest with paid airfare and accommodations was the prize package for the winner of the 2019 Restaurant Division at the 10th annual King of the Wing contest held on St. Thomas.