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Top Local Chef

Sunday, April 30th 2017

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April 30 - Top Local Chef
Downtown St. Petersburg,
501 2nd Ave NE (rear of Beach Drive parking lot, Vinoy Yacht Basin and adjacent to St. Petersburg Museum of History)
5 to 7:30 pm

Top Local Chef is Pinellas County's top foodie event of the year! Sail Tampa Bay aboard the beautiful luxury yacht, Sir Winston, in downtown St. Petersburg and sample 300 dishes using coffee by chefs from locally-owned restaurants. The event includes local celebrity judges led by head judge Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ, and a curated Tampa Bay Marketplace, including Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, who will select two winners: Judges Vote and People's Choice. Tasting tickets are limited to 300 and available at

Event goes on rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the yacht will stay dockside. The event is produced in collaboration with our nonprofit partner, The Kind Mouse Productions, which helps feed local families in need.

Chefs: You may apply to compete through this link online. Chefs must be currently working at a locally owned restaurant in the Tampa Bay region to apply. Catering companies, private chefs, and creators of food products may apply for a vendor space instead. Email for information.