2017 Chefs

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Martie Duncan

Host of Oyster Cook-Off
Food Network Star
Birmingham, AL
@martieduncan

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Cory Bahr

Food Network Star
Monroe, LA
@corybahr

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Jim Smith

Top Chef
Executive Chef, State of Alabama
Montgomery, AL
@chefjimsmith

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Rob McDaniel

5 x James Beard Award Semifinalist
SpringHouse
Alexander City, AL
@robmcdaniel1

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Adam Evans

Birmingham, AL
@adamhevans

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Pete Blohme

Food Network’s Diners Drive Ins and Dives
Panini Pete's
Fairhope, AL
@PaniniPete

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Derek Emerson

3 x James Beard Award Semifinalist
Walker’s Drive-In
Jackson, Mississippi
@derekemerson

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Brian Canipelli

James Beard Semifinalist
Cucina 24
Asheville, NC

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Erik Niel

James Beard Semifinalist
Easy Bistro & Bar
Chattanooga, TN
@easybistro

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Chris Kelly

2016 Best Rockefeller Winner
Driftwood Bar and Grille
Orange Beach, AL

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Brent Sexton

2016 Best Cajun Winner
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
Gulf Shores, AL

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David Crews

2013 King of American Seafood
Six Shooter Land and Timber
Drew, MS

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Woody Walker

Union Restaurant
Mobile, AL

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Brody Olive

Voyagers - Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL
@PerdidoBeachRes

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John Graham

Half Shell Oyster House
Biloxi, MS

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Jordan Wakefield

Guy's Grocery Games Winner
Smoke Ring BBQ
Atlanta, GA
@smokeringatl

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Ty Thames

Restaurant Tyler
Starkville, MS
@tythames

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Kert Eggers

The Hangout
Gulf Shores, AL
@thehangoutGS

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John Helmers

ByWater Bistro
Gulf Shores, AL

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Myles Smith

Kimball House
Decatur, Georgia
@kimballhouse

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Alex McPhail

Restaurant Iron
Pensacola, FL

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William "Weejy" Rogers

Hey Joe's
Biloxi, MS
@eatheyjoes

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Hiram McCall

Ole Biloxi Fillin' Station
Biloxi

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Sean Desporte

Desporte
Biloxi, MS

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Tim Russell

Crabs On The Beach
Pensacola, FL

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John Hamme

Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Gulf Shores, AL
@spectrumresorts

Chefs Subject to Change