Top Local Chef 2012 takes place 6 pm
Sunday, May 20, at Pipo Restaurant's newest location on Bay Pines Blvd.
and 95th St. in St. Petersburg. The event is produced by LocalShops1
& Intensity Academy and sponsored by Illuminated Publishing.
To register, please check out the Events calendar. For vendor info, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
And now, the contestants!
The Spot Bar And Grill, St. Petersburg
Chefs Javier & William DeJesus: "Between the two of us, we have 50+ yrs in the
food industry and with our Latin background and openness to try new and
unique foods we have managed to create great flavor pairings or a fusion
of flavors whether it's a burger or a steak. We love food and are
very motivated to share our passion and love it with everyone."
Twisted Cork Grille, St. Petersburg
Chef Sean Gwynn:
"We were there last year! We want another shot at the title!!
Taste Junction, St. Petersburg
Chef Antwan Coleman:
"I'm going to be The Saucy King because I take ingredients that everyone is afraid to combine and make
that X-factor into a special dish. I challenge all chefs, cooks, etc, and
I'll chop them down one by one"
Chef Gary Moran: "I can bring the heat in and out the kitchen with a ton of creativity!"
Saint Joseph's Hospital North, Lutz
Chef Paul Finocchi:
"The look on their faces is going to be epic when a hospital chef kicks their butts."
Grille One Sixteen, Tampa
Chef Bryan Gallagher:
"I like it saucy!"