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Get saucy at LocalShops1's fifth annual Top Local Chef competition. The battle features chefs from independent restaurants and catering companies from all across Tampa Bay, as well as a local market with specially selected locally crafted products. 

Tickets available online


For details on Top Local Chef 2015 and past competitions,
check out our Top Local Chef blog. Click here.



Think you have what it takes to be Top Local Chef?

Apply below, please. Professional chefs only.

Application deadline is midnight Friday, March 6, 2015. 



Please read the FAQ page for all the info before applying. 

Video interviews March 23: Finalists must be available to participate in a video interview, or send someone to represent him/her, 9-11 am Monday, March 23, at the Gulfport Casino & Ballroom.

Competition Day April 26: Chefs must arrive at 3 pm for setup. Each chef must bring 200 samples for guests and plated dishes for the judges. Food must be ready to go. Cooking is not allowed on site.