Saturday, October 7 – Cooking Exhibitions
Tantalize your taste buds every hour at the Chefs Tent Exhibition, as 8 chefs create dishes made with local seafood! Seating is available for sampling every hour, and all seats will be cleared at the end of each session for the next 50 guests.
11:00 AM- The Friendly Market of Morehead City, Cameron Simpson (website)
2:00 PM- U.S. Foods Chef, Bob Passarelli (bio & website)
4:00 PM- Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille of Newport, Jeremy Cannon (bio & website)
5:00 PM- Island Grille of Atlantic Beach, Joshua Beck (bio & website)
Sunday, October 8- Cooking Challenge
Eight prestigious chefs throughout the state select a secret seafood and create mouth-watering dishes for a panel of four judges. The final two competitors will battle to win the coveted Chefs Hat award!
11:00 AM- Sea Level NC of Charlotte, Jonathan Moore (bio & website)
vs. Minoda’s of Morehead City, Jason Minoda (bio)
Judging 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM
1:30 PM- FORD + SHEP of Greenville, Brandon Qualls, 2016 Cooking Challenge Champion (bio)
2:45 – 3:30 PM- Two Highest Scoring Chefs Compete
3:30 – 4:15 PM – People’s Choice Judging and Announcement of Winner
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