Northeast Florida’s most prestigious culinary competition returns to the gorgeous TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in the spring of 2013. Once again, eight of the city’s top chefs (four per team) will gather to cook and compete, all to the delight of a hungry audience.
We’re excited to announce that this third annual culinary duel features a new roster of local celebrity chefs. Last year, diners were treated to Team City (Tom Gray from Bistro Aix, Matthew Medure from Matthew’s, Dennis Chan from Blue Bamboo and Scott Ostrander from ‘Town) competing against Team Beaches (Ted Peters from Azurea, David Medure from Restaurant Medure, Danny Groshell from Ocean 60, and William Murphy from TPC Sawgrass).
This year the teams are: Team City (Joshua Agan from bb’s Restaurant, Steve Gaynor from Biscottis, Sam Efron from Taverna and Liz Grenameyer from Catering by Liz) competing against last years winners from Team Beaches (Ted Peters from Azurea at One Ocean Resort, David Medure from Restaurant Medure, Danny Groshell from Ocean 60, and William Murphy from TPC Sawgrass)
Great Chefs III will take place the evening of Thursday, March 7. Check-in opens at 6 PM, featuring passed drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Seating begins at 6:45 PM with the first course served promptly at 7 PM. Dinners will be treated to four individual courses (eight dishes in all, two per course) prepared by the dueling teams and paired with wine. Patrons will judge each course, picking one favorite dish from the two served. Ballots from each course are then collected and tabulated, with an invited panel of judges serving as the final arbiter in the event of a tie.
Only 160 tickets will be offered. Tickets are $175 per person (and must be purchased in pairs), with proceeds benefiting Second Harvest. The locally based non-profit will also host a foodie-themed silent auction, with bidding open throughout the event. Please note: The event has sold out both years well in advance. We expect the same for 2013.