Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Hosts 7th Annual ‘Epic Chef’ Fundraising Event This Summer | Catering Events | Tampa

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Why watch “Chopped” when you can see some of Tampa Bay’s best chefs go head-to-head over a box of mystery ingredients?

Epic Chef is an annual event series that combines the excitement and competition of your favorite Food Network show with the charitable work of raising awareness of food insecurity in the Tampa Bay area.

The Tampa Epicurean Hotel at 1207 S Howard Ave. hosts this exciting event every year, as profits and awareness will benefit Feeding Tampa Bay—one of the region’s largest non-profit organizations.

“The heat rises in the kitchen as our chefs are presented with a mysterious box of ingredients that are not commonly prepared together and are challenged to create a unique, aesthetic and of course delicious dish under the pressure of the clock,” said Feeding. The Tampa Bay website says. “As you watch with anticipation, your taste buds will not only be aroused, but your participation will also play a part in something much bigger happening in our region…the reality that so many people don’t know about. where their next meal will come from.”

There will be three different installations of Epic Chef, taking place on July 18, July 25, and August 1.

The first rendition will pit Chef Steven Franco of Cena against Chef Steven Capone of HEW Parlor & Chophouse, the second will feature Rooster & the Till’s Chef Suzanne Crouch competing against Chef Caleb Edwards of The Mill, while the final event will be a fierce battle between chef Jedd Yudelson of Mise en Place and chef Luis Quezada of Parkshore Grill.

Although limited-batch tickets to attend the competitions are likely already sold out, all three events will be filmed by the Epicurean Hotel and broadcast live on his Youtube channel. You can also watch the live broadcast inside the hotel lobby, while indulging in its exclusive short rib appetizer and various types of wine, as these profits will also benefit Feeding Tampa Bay.

Exclusive VIP tickets will be available soon, although it’s unclear how much they will cost.

In previous years, Epic Chef was a tournament-style competition in which the winners of each round competed against each other, instead of standalone events.

Feeding Tampa Bay reports that 1 in 6 adults in the greater Tampa Bay area face food insecurity, in addition to 1 in 4 children who go to bed hungry. The nonprofit organization provides food assistance to families in 10 counties and has a goal of “Tampa Hunger Free by 2025.”

There are several sponsors for this year’s Epic Chef, including Coca Cola, Florida Blue and GTE Financial.

For more information on this year’s Epic Chef, visit foodtampabay.org

Event details

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Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., Monday, July 25, 7 p.m. and Monday, August 1, 7 p.m.

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