2016 Chefs

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Martie Duncan

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

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Mike Lata

2009 James Beard Award Winner Best Chef
Iron Chef Competitor
The Ordinary/ Fig
Charleston, SC
@mikelata

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Elliott Moss

2016 Bon Appetit Top 10 Restaurant
2014 James Beard Semifinalist
Buxton Hall BBQ
Asheville, NC
@elliottmoss

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Jason Stanhope

2015 James Beard Award Winner
FIG
Charleston, SC
@jasonstanhope

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David Bancroft

2016 James Beard Award Semifinalist
Acre
Auburn, AL
@DavidBancroft

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Jim Smith

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

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Jesse Houston

2015 James Beard Award Semifinalist
Saltine Oyster Bar
Jackson, MS
@saltinerestaurant

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Bill Smith

3x James Beard Award Winner
Crook's Corner
Chapel Hill, NC

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Annie Pettry

Top Chef
Decca
Louisville, KY
@deccarestaurant

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Josh Quick

2016 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Winner
Odette
Florence, AL
@odettealabama

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Greg Baker

4 x James Beard Award Semifinalist
The Refinery
Tampa, FL
@greg__baker

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Derek Emerson

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

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Ron Stone

2015 People's Choice Winner
& Best Cajun Oyster

Wolf Bay Lodge
Orange Beach, AL

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Irv Miller

Jackson's Steakhouse
Pensacola, FL
@chefirvmiller

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George Reis

2015 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Winner
Ocean
Birmingham, AL
@OceanRestaurant

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David Crews

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

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Jason Rogers

Chef/Partner
Oskar Blues Fooderies
Longmont, CO
@oskarblues

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Jeremy Downey

2015 Best Raw Oyster Winner
Bistro V
Birmingham, AL

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Ryan Bell

2015 Chef's Choice Winner
Hal & Mal's
Jackson, MS

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Brent Sexton

2015 Best Rockefeller Winner
The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails
Gulf Shores, AL

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John Hamme

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

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Kevin Korman

Roselie Dining & Seafood Bar
Inlet Beach, FL
@roseliedining

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Scott Serpas

Serpas True Food
Atlanta, GA
@serpasrestaurant

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Chris Kelly

2014 Cook-Off Winner
Driftwood Bar and Grille
Orange Beach, AL

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Jordan Wakefield

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

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William Sigley

Hammocks Trading Company
Sandy Springs, GA
@hammocksmenu

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Brody Olive

Voyagers - Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL
@PerdidoBeachRes

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Doug Turbush

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Atlanta, GA
@dougturbush

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Tres Jackson

Epiphany Café
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Matthew Kajdan

Parlor Market
Jackson, MS

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Chris Magee

Shaggy's Seafood
Biloxi, MS

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Eddie Spence

Mikee's Seafood
Gulf Shores, AL

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Ty Thames

Restaurant Tyler
Starkville, MS
@tythames

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Cameron Razavi

Restaurant Iris
Memphis, TN

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David Dickensauge

Brackish Seafood Restaurant
Long Beach, MS

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Brian Potter

L.A. Spice House
Satsuma, AL

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Cory Garrison

Saltwater Grill
Point Clear, AL

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Nate Slone

Rotolo's
Orange Beach, AL
@Rotolos

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Cam Barfield

Tailgater Magazine

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Kert Eggers

The Hangout
Gulf Shores, AL
@thehangoutGS

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Maksym Tsegelnyk

The Gulf
Orange Beach, AL

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John Engle

The Gulf
Okaloosa Island, FL

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Zach Peninger

Gulf Island Grill
Gulf Shores, AL

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Matthew Barnett

Gilbey's Seafood & Steak
Orange Beach, AL

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Woody Walker

Union Restaurant
Mobile, AL

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Scott Pulliam

Fiddlefish
Perdido Beach, FL

Chefs Subject to Change