Pensacola Beach Celebrity Chefs will spice up the food and crowds on Saturday at Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event in September, and you’re invited!
The 10th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place Friday evening, Sept. 15, with a special VIP dinner presented by five Pensacola Beach chefs. And the fun will continue all day Saturday, Sept. 16, with cook offs, cooking demonstrations, a chef challenge, sample tastings and a live concert.
Entry is free for Saturday’s day-long festival, with 23 beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each. The Pensacola Beach Celebrity Chefs — Jere Doyle of Crabs We Got ‘Em, Dan Dunn of H2O at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, Josh Warner of The Grand Marlin, Dennis Moore of Flounder’s Chowder House, and John Smith of Hemingway’s Island Grill — will take the stage at 1 p.m. to present simultaneous live cooking demonstrations, emceed by Cat Country radio personality Brent Lane.
The festival will also put on chef cooking competitions, a team cook-off, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities. You’ll have so much fun you’ll want to stay the whole day.
Taste of the Beach is a primary off-season festival bringing thousands of locals and visitors to Pensacola Beach and was recently named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for September by the Southeast Tourism Society.