Top Local Chef 2014


Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Gulfport, FL

Top Local Chef 2014

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tasting Pass   more info Apr 27, 2014 $20.00 $1.49
2 VIP Tasting Passes   more info Apr 27, 2014 $55.00 $2.37
VIP PLUS   more info Apr 27, 2014 $65.00 $2.62
More information   more info Apr 27, 2014 $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

LocalShops1's Top Local Chef 2014: Sunday April 27 at the Gulfport Casino 


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, St. Pete
Island Flavors & Tings, Helena Josephs, Gulfport
Pipo’s Cuban Cafe, Ramon Hernandez, St. Pete
Serendipity CafeKim Mohr, Dunedin
Shubee ShackPat “Shubee” Bearry, North Redington Beach
Taco Bus, Rene Valenzuela, Tampa & St. Pete
Twisted Cork Grille, Sean Gwynn, St. Pete
Wine Madonna, Kate Gorr, St. Pete

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!

Links to everything!
Register to Attend
Meet the Chefs
Meet the Judges

Purchase the Tasting Pass
Vendor Opportunities
Sponsor Opportunities
The not-so-secret ingredient
FAQ for Chefs  


Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Avaiable

For sponsorship and media inquiries, email Ester Venouziou at

*Lineup subject to change.

Have questions about Top Local Chef 2014? Contact LocalShops1

When & Where

Gulfport Casino & Ballroom
5500 Shore Blvd S Gulfport
Gulfport, FL 33707

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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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.  

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