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Pensacola Chefs Head to the World Food Championships

Innisfree Food Challenge was a HUGE success and we are so thankful we’re invited to judge some super tasty dishes in Pensacola. We have some incredibly talented chefs in our community and hats off to each and every one who came out and braved the wind and competition today — y’all rocked it!


Elli Gentile, Local Pulse Managing Editor and Partner and Doug Jolly, Local Pulse Food Crusher and Partner spent the day on Pensacola Beach judging dishes from Pensacola’s most talented chefs.

A very special congratulations to all the winners who won a $1000 Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas on November 8 for a chance to win the ultimate prize of $100,000! Innisfree will also pay their way and accommodation.

The Golden Ticket winners are:

  • Bacon round  — Jim Carruth, Piazza Pizza
  • Sandwich round — Humberto Mendez, Salt
  • Live Fire round — Chase Arrants, Representing himself
  • Overall — Travis Wilson & Carl Sackman, Blue Wahoos

Epic day, epic people and some EPIC food.