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.
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And now, the judges!
is part of 10 News' award-winning investigative team. Noah joined 10
News in 2009, but his journalism career goes back to age 10, when he
reported his first story on radio. In his spare time he likes to run
marathons and enter amateur eating contests. Among his favorites:
jalapenos and lobster rolls.
Janet K. Keeler
is the lifestyle editor at the Tampa Bay Times, where she has worked
since 1992. She was named food editor in 2000. The veteran journalist
also hosts a video feature called Janet's Kitchen at tampabay.com and is
the author of Cookielicious, a tasty collection of some of her favorite
editor-in-chief of Creative Loafing Tampa, joined the paper in 2004.
The alternative weekly is the third-largest print publication in the
Tampa Bay region. David, a graduate of Harvard University, also studied
theater at Villanova University, where he received his master's degree.
Isabel Laessig, founder of Family Foodie, is grounded in her
mission to bring back Sunday Supper Around the Family Table in every
Plus last year's winners!
Vicki Apple, an Internet marketing trainer and cooking blogger, is last year's winner in the amateur division of the Top
(local) Chef contest. The winning recipe? Saucy Shrimp Ceviche.
Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute Of America, was the
winner in the Professional Chef category in 20111. Debbi hones her
skills at Armani's Restaurant in Tampa.