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Innisfree Food Challenge Invites ALL Local Chefs!

Sydney from The Bear said it best. “I wanna cook for people and make them happy and give them the best bacon on Earth.”


And every reader in the kitchen nodded in agreeance, “Yes, Chef.”

Now is your chance to show up and show off your culinary expertise.

Chefs! Button up your coats. Make your way out to Pensacola Beach for a FREE entry food challenge. This is the chance you’ve been waiting for to showcase your culinary skills and compete with local chefs around the area.

Pensacolabeach.com and Innisfree Hotels present their first-ever Innisfree Food Challenge! 

Innisfree Food Challenge is calling for all the BEST CHEFS and COOKS in Pensacola to enter for a chance to win BIG.

This FREE-to-compete food challenge will consist of three categories and aim to highlight the best Pensacola has to offer.

The winners of each category will be awarded a coveted golden ticket (valued at $1,000). This ticket gives winners access to compete at the World Food Championships in November. Winners of the World Food Championships have a chance to win $7,500 for each category and an opportunity to ultimately be chosen to compete to win $100,000.

As if it could get any better – Innisfree Hotels will generously cover the winner’s airfare and accommodations to the World Food Championships!

Innisfree Food Challenge Details:

Date: October 15, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach

20 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Categories Include:

  • Bacon
  • Sandwich
  • Live Fire Surf & Turf

Bring your best food forward for the Innisfree Food Challenge this October! Some would even say that the steaks are high.

Prepare your taste buds for a day of sensational flavors and fierce competition. Dishes will be judged by prominent guest judges from our local community and the foodie scene, ensuring an unforgettable culinary experience.

Event Schedule:

9 AM – 11 AM: 1st Challenge – Bacon Competition
11 AM – 1 PM: 2nd Challenge – Sandwich Competition
1 PM – 3 PM: 3rd Challenge – Live Fire Competition

3 PM – 4:30 PM: Live Music
4:30 PM: Awards and Winners Announced

If you are interested in competing please email Heather Hice at hhice@innisfreehotels.com or Tyler Fay at tfay@innisfreehotels.com

For more event information click here: Innisfree Food Challenge 

Happy cooking chefs!

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Makenna Curtis is a Pensacola local with a BIG heart for her hometown. Motherhood, storytelling, helping others, and celebrating the small things in life are just a few of her favorite things. Makenna graduated the University of West Florida with a degree in Communications and Advertising in 2017. Her passion for living life to the fullest and connecting with others makes having a conversation or reading her work easy!