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Fierce? Fiercer Competition!

Friday, April 5, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mo Venouziou
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The Top Local Chef 2013 lineup just got saucier, with Sab Cafe  entering the ring!  Top Local Chef takes place April 28, from 4 to 8 pm at the Ale and the Witch in downtown St. Petersburg, LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy’s Top Local Chef will  feature chefs from:            

  • Island Flavors And Tings Chef Helena Josephs, Gulfport     
  • Meze 119 Chef Katherine J. Gorr, St. Petersburg        
  • Pipo’s  Chef Ramon Hernandez, St. Petersburg      
  • Rain Japanese Sushi Bar and Thai Chef Bobby Inthavong, St. Petersburg     
  • Sab Cafe, St. Petersburg      
  • The Taste Junction Chef Antwan Coleman, St. Petersburg


Tickets are nearly sold out!  Find out more and purchase your ticket today at  When you come, don't forget to bring a can for the Community Food Pantry of Carrollwood/ Northdale's food drive!

LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy's Top Local Chef 2013 is sponsored by the Ale and the Witch, Community Food Pantry, Prints Charming Photo Booth, Savory Spice Shop St. Petersburg, Sunset Appliance Service and The Shoppes at 400 Beach.

For media and sponsorship inquiries, contact Ester Venouziou at or 727.637.5586.

About Us:

LocalShops1 is a grassroots coalition of hundreds of businesses, artists and community organizations, and thousands of energized shoppers dedicated to supporting locally-owned businesses. As the region’s most active voice for small business, it has made a name for itself through exciting events; advocacy of the buy-local movement; and uniting businesses, merchant associations, and community organizations from all across Tampa Bay. 

Intensity Academy creates flavors to make the world a saucier place to live… one bottle at a time.  It’s sauces are all natural, award winning gourmet & hot sauces.  In less than four years of being in business they have won 50 national awards, including their Chai Chipotle Chup’ being named the #1 ketchup in the nation thru the 2010 Scovie Awards. 

Community Food Pantry of Carrollwood/ Northdale provides groceries to 300 local families every month. The food pantry welcomes non-perishable food donations which can be delivered to the Village Presyterian Church office Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. People in need of assistance can visit the pantry on Sundays from noon until 2pm or Wednesdays between 9 am and noon. Contact Monica Wilson, Director, at 813.963.2772.