The Taste

2019 Participating Chefs:

  • The Bistro
  • Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters
  • Grand Living & Citrus Hills
  • Hippie Chick Cheesecake
  • Joe's Family Restaurant
  • Katch Twenty-Two Restaurant
  • Lynn's Ice Cream and Belgian Waffles
  • Mamas & The Tapas
  • Mr. Paella by Primo's Kitchen
  • OMG Pretzel Bites
  • Oscar Penn's Restaurant
  • Riviera Mexican Cantina
  • Smokin' Good BBQ
  • Sweet Suga's Grillin'
  • Taste of Curry
  • The Plantation
  • World Fusion

This year’s winner will not only walk away with bragging rights but will take home a waived entry into the 2019 World Food Championships (WFC) in October. “We are expecting more than 500 competitive teams this year at our Main Event, a makeup of chefs, home cooks and pro teams from around the globe,” said Mike McCloud, the CEO and President of WFC. At the five-day WFC, international cooking tournament, WFC competitors will prepare food on-site in timed events that include preparation, speed, signature recipes and presentation. Next, the ultimate taste test will take place in front of certified Food Sport judges using WFC’s E.A.T.Methodology. The 2019 championship categories include Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Chef, Chili, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood, and Steak.