Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival|April 9-13, 2024|Tampa Bay, FL

Irvine Spirit’s Chef Showdown

Friday, April 12, 2024
7 PM

An evening of competitive culinary cook-offs

Get ready to celebrate Tampa Bay’s top chefs and gear up for an evening of competitive culinary cook-offs where attendees will serve as the judges as they indulge in endless dishes and refreshing cocktails and dance the night away. 14 chefs will battle head-to-head in seven unique showdowns. Each will host their own “battle pavilion” , where guests will visit each battle, sample, and vote on their favorite of the two. Throughout the night, chefs from each battle will take the Publix Culinary Showdown Kitchen stage to put on a show in their live demos as representatives from the culinary industry, including media, will serve as final judges to award the best in each showdown. Tampa Bay’s Irvine Spirit’s CHEF SHOWDOWN, presented by GOYA Foods and Mountain Valley Spring Water, will be hosted on the festival grounds, which will be at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Choose your champ, Friday, April 12, at Tampa Bay’s Irvine Spirit’s CHEF SHOWDOWN!

Ticket Options

$150
Admission Ticket
Includes entry and access to an all-inclusive experience watching 14 chefs go head to head in 7 different culinary battles. Sample their plates and cast your vote while watching the chefs take the main stage to battle it out LIVE! The winning chef is chosen based on your votes along with judges from the culinary industry. Event is 21+. Open bar is included for 21+.

Beverage Partners

Irvine Spirits
Breakthru Beverage
Mountain Valley Spring Water

Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Breakthru Beverage
Publix

Presenting Sponsors

Goya
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Hillsborough County

Hosting Sponsors

Hines Securities
Demesmin & Dover

2024 Chef Showdown Lineup

Battle Seafood

2023 Champion
Chef Manuel Arevalo
Chef Manuel Arevalo
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Fried Chicken

2023 Champion
Chef Joe Dodd
Chef Joe Dodd
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Burger

2023 Champion
Chef Tyson Grant
Chef Tyson Grant
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Truffle

2023 Champion
Chef Matthew Zappoli
Chef Matthew Zappoli
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Sushi

2023 Champion
Chef David Reyes
Chef David Reyes
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Taco

2023 Champion
Chef Christopher Yadid Garcia
Chef Christopher Yadid Garcia
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

Battle Pasta

2023 Champion
Chef Ricardo Nava
Chef Ricardo Nava
Representing
Versus
2024 Challenger
Upcoming Challenger
Upcoming Challenger

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