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Top Local Chef Judges Announced

Wednesday, April 25, 2012   (0 Comments)
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APRIL 25, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL --  Intensity Academy and LocalShops1 are excited to announce their roster of celebrity judges for the second annual Top Local Chef competition, which takes place May 20 in St. Petersburg.

The judges are:

Janet Keeler, lifestyle editor of Tampa Bay Times and author of Cookielicious, a collection of cookie recipes

Noah Pransky, investigative journalist with 10 News and frequent contestant in amateur eating competitions

David Warner, editor-in-chief of Creative Loafing

Isabel Laessig, founder of Family Foodie

Debbie Frangipani, chef at Armani's in Tampa, winner of last year's Top Local Chef, professional division

Vicki Apple, winner of last year's Top Local Chef, amateur division  


Information on the contestants and tickets will be coming in the next few days. The event is sponsored by Illuminated Publishing.

Very limited vendor opportunities are available. For more information, contact LocalShops1 at or 727.637.5586.



About LocalShops1
LocalShops1 is Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for locally owned, independent businesses. The grassroots movement was founded in 2008 and also offers networking meetings, store promotions, educational workshops and community events. Memberships are available for shoppers and businesses.

About Intensity Academy
Intensity Academy, founded in 2007, is the recipient of more than 50 national awards including several Golden Chiles & Scovies over the past four years.