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Get saucy this Spring, at LocalShops1'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 Cafe: Kim Mohr, Dunedin 

                                       Shubee Shack: Pat “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!




Sponsorship opportunities available.

Check out our storefront or email Ester Venouziou at



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  

Top Local Chef blog

Reserve your Tasting Pass online now! 


 *Lineup subject to change.
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