In the Amateur Division, the winner was Chef Vicki Apple's Saucy Shrimp Ceviche. Not far behind were the other delicious entries: Leftover Lasagna by Chef Andrew Hewitt and Game Day Corn Salsa by Lisa Fuentes.
In the Professional Division, the winner was Chef Dolce Debbie, with her Fire and Ice creation. The other delicious entries included:
Habanero Deep Fried Keylime Pie, by Twisted Cork Grill in St. Petersburg
Saucy Pork Belly, Spicy Latte & Espresso Brownie, by T & Me Tea in Gulfport
Saucy Tuna and Fresh Artichokes, by Pia's Trattoria in Gulfport
Carrot cake with Mango creme by Milk n Honey Tea Room in Tampa
Carrot Habanero Creamy Bagel by St. Pete Bagel in St. Petersburg
A word from our Saucy Sponsor.
Academy was honored to be a Saucy part of the Top Local Chef
Competition. I was amazed by the variety of dishes with our carrot
habanero sauce as the common ingredient. The creativity was evident in
each Chef's creations & presentation. Every one of these Chefs are a
winner in my book."
-- Michele Northrup, aka the Saucy Queen of Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces