How the Event Works
Battle it out with some of the area’s best chefs for a chance to win best dish in 1 of 4 categories-Best Soup, Best Appetizer, Best Entree, and Best Dessert. One lucky participant will win the People’s Choice Award and the chance to participate in the World Food Championships* for having the best dish for the evening.
This year’s Florida Chef Challenge will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Sanders Beach-Corrine Jones Resource Center in Pensacola, Florida, from 6-9 p.m.
Hundreds of attendees will sample your dish and vote for their favorite in each category. You have the chance to showcase your restaurant while giving back to those in need along the Florida Panhandle. This event brings in funds to help us feed thousands of Florida families in need.
Your business will be listed on our website and promoted through social media, radio/tv, and email marketing leading up to the event. There are also limited media spots available.
What is Required?
- You will need to provide tastings of a signature dish for 300 guests.
- Chefs are responsible for providing all disposable serving ware (plates, napkins, etc.) and utensils.
- Feeding the Gulf Coast will provide each chef with two tables and linens.
- Completed MOA. Space is limited so please inquire as soon as possible to reserve your spot. We do not need to know your final dish until July 14, 2017.
All proceeds from our Florida Chef Challenge event are used to help those in need within our 7-county service area in Florida.
World Food Championships Qualifying Event
The People’s Choice Award Winner will qualify* to compete at the World Food Championships in the World Recipe Championship in Orange Beach, AL, November 8-14, 2017. Click the image below to learn more.
*There is a $300 entry fee that is not supplied by Feeding the Gulf Coast.
Join Us as Chef Participant
Please fill out the form below. Submission of this form does not guarantee you a spot in our event. You will be contacted soon for follow up by Kyle Schoolar. For additional information or questions, please contact Kyle Schoolar at (850) 626-1332 ext. 2104.