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, Greg McCarthy 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.
Friday, Sept. 15th
VIP Dinner - $75 per ticket/Cash Bar6 p.m. The Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner will again be held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel. Guests will sample specially-created hors d'oeuvres before a beginning a formal five-course meal with wine pairings. Once the dinner begins, five Pensacola Beach chefs will individually take the stage to present a short cooking demonstration. Tickets are $75 each. Limited tickets are available.
Saturday, Sept. 16th
Event located at Casino Beach directly south of the only traffic light on Pensacola Beach.
Taste of the Beach is fun for the whole family! The weekend is filled with lots of things to do surrounding the Pensacola Beach Celebrity Chefs cooking demonstration and sampling at 1 p.m. The day is filled with chefs’ challenges, cook-offs, live music, tastings, restaurants’ signature dishes, a frozen zone, dining tent, hospitality tent, kids area, and t-shirt sales and much more starting at 10:30 a.m!
*** Two ID Checking Stations will be set up on Saturday. Anyone wishing to drink alcoholic beverages will be required to get a wristband.***
*** ATMs on site ***