2017 Taste of the Championship Chefs

Tampa Bay Championship Restaurants

  • Chef Robert Masson - 717 South
  • Chef Hab Hamde - Bern's Steak House
  • Chef Joshua Hernandez & Chef J. Ward - Ava
  • Chef Matt Mangone - Boca
  • Chef Gerry Malynowsky - Cigar City BrewPub
  • Chef Geraldo Bayona - The Columbia
  • Chef Keith Williamson - Datz
  • Chef Dave Ellis - Goody Goody
  • Chef Chad Johnson & Chef Courtney Orwig - Haven
  • Chef Paul Shaver - Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • Chef Marty Blitz - Mise en Place
  • Chef Tyson Grant - Parkshore Grill
  • Chef James Williams - Roux
  • Chef Greg Baker - Fodder & Shine & The Refinery
  • Chef Eric Lackey - Ulele

Visiting Championship Restaurants

  • Chef Kevin Rathbun - Rathbun's (Atlanta)
  • Chef Allen Susser - The Cafe at Books & Books (Miami)
  • Chef Chris Lusk - Pontchartrain Hotel (New Orleans)
  • Chef David Holben - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House (Dallas)
  • Chef Bruce Kalmen - Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market (Los Angeles/Pasadena)
  • Chef Beau MacMillan - Elements at Sanctuary Resort (Phoenix)
  • Chef Jason McCarty - Rick Erwin's Dining Group (Clemson)
  • Chef Alicia Cole - The Cypress Inn in Tuscaloosa (Alabama)