Sip. Savor. Surf.

Pensacola Beach // September 15-16, 2017

Pensacola Celebrity Chefs

  • Chef Jere Doyle of Crabs We Got ‘Em
  • Chef Dan Dunn of H2O at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
  • Chef Gregg McCarthy of The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach
  • Chef Dennis Moore of Flounder’s Chowder House
  • Chef John Smith of Hemingway’s Island Grill

This September the Pensacola Beach Celebrity Chefs will take the Gulfside Pavilion stage to cook up some coastal recipes, share their favorite tricks of the trade, answer questions and dish out samples of their creations at the 10th annual Taste of the Beach.

jere_doyle_2Chef Jere Doyle

Crabs We Got Em’
Jeremiah has spent most of his adult life working in restaurant kitchens. For the last 14 years he has worked at McGuire’s Management Group with stints at Flounders, McGuire’s, and currently at Crab’s. Jeremiah calls Perdido area home, having lived here for over ten years.


dan_dunn_2Chef Dan Dunn

H2O Grill – Hilton Pensacola Beach
Chef Dan Dunn, known locally as “Dano,” has been a celebrated chef in Pensacola for more than 20 years. Dan’s drive to excel has led him to his current position as executive chef of the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. His hybrid style and taste of fresh, local ingredients are an exciting contribution to in-house restaurant H2O.


Gregg MccarthyChef Gregg Mccarthy

The Grand Marlin Pensacola Beach
A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Chef Gregg’s career includes cooking at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington D.C. and The Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. He was also sous chef at the Buckhead Diner in Atlanta and the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. Winner of numerous awards and featured on PBS’s Great Chefs series, Chef Gregg has been a guest chef at New York’s James Beard House, one of the highest honors a chef can receive. Before coming to the Grand Marlin, Chef Gregg was corporate executive chef at Atlanta’s Ray’s Restaurants, including Ray’s on the River, Ray’s Killer Creek and Ray’s In the City.


dennis_moore_2Chef Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore is currently the Executive Chef at Flounder’s. Chef Moore’s culinary training came from Johnson and Wales, and most of his experience and influences extend from his time in New Orleans at Commander’s Palace and Irene’s Cuisine. Chef Moore’s favorite cuisines are classic French and Mediterranean.


john_smith_2Chef John Smith

Hemingway’s Island Grill
Chef John Smith started his culinary career in 1982 with Global Catering. He became an executive chef in 1984. He moved to Pensacola in 1991 where he began working with some of the top restaurants in Pensacola. He became Executive Chef of at Hemingway’s in 2009.