Tasting Passes & Vendor Opportunities Now Available!
Get Saucy this Spring, at LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy's fourth annual Top Local Chef competition. The battle features chefs from independent restaurants and catering companies from all across Tampa Bay, at the Gulfport Casino & Ballroom from 5 to 7 pm Sunday, April 27.
This year's contestants*:
Granny Smith Kitchens Desiree Ugosmith
Island Flavors & Tings Helena Josephs
Pipo’s Cuban Cafe Ramon Hernandez
Serendipity Cafe Kim Mohr
Shubee Shack Pat Bearry
Taco Bus Rene Valenzuela
Twisted Cork Grille Sean Gwynn
Wine Madonna Kate Gorr
Contestants will incorporate Intensity Academy’s Saucy Everything gourmet sauce as a key component of their dishes. Submissions will be judged on taste, creativity, appearance and use of the not-so secret ingredient by a panel of celebrity judges and 200 guests. Judges hail from the Tampa Bay Times, 10 News, Gulfport Gabber, Carlos Eats and Family Foodie.
Admission is free. A limited number of tasting tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved online now!
Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Avaiable
For sponsorship and media inquiries, email Ester Venouziou at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lineup subject to change.
When & Where
LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay. Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 has been called "the most active voice for small business" by both the Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing.