2017 Chefs

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Martie Duncan

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

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Chris Lilly

5 x Memphis in May Grand Champion
Big Bob Gibson BBQ
Decatur, AL
@chrislillybbq

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Cory Bahr

Food Network Star
Monroe, LA
@corybahr

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Rusty Hamlin

Food Network Star
Executive Chef - Zac Brown Band
Smyrna, GA

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Rob McDaniel

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

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Adam Evans

Esquire’s #1 Best New Restaurant
Birmingham, AL
@adamhevans

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Brody Olive

2017 Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Winner
Voyagers - Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL
@PerdidoBeachRes

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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, MS
@derekemerson

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Erik Niel

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

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Brian Canipelli

James Beard Semifinalist
Cucina 24
Asheville, NC
@becanipelli

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Irv Miller

Cookbook Author
Jackson's Steakhouse
Pensacola, FL
@chefirvmiller

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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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Jordan Wakefield

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

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Bryan Cates

Kitchen on George
Mobile, AL
@kitchenongeorge

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Brandon Burleson

Executive Chef of A·T
The Hotel at Auburn University
Auburn, AL
@chefbrandonb

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Myles Smith

Kimball House
Decatur, GA
@kimballhouse

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John Hamme

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

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Woody Walker

OK Bicycle Shop
Mobile, AL
@ok_bicycle_shop

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John Graham

Half Shell Oyster House
Biloxi, MS
@halfshelloysterhouse

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Becky Wasden

Two Girls One Shuck
New Orleans, LA
@twogirlsoneshuck

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Chris Rainosek

2017 Best Chef Nappie Award Winner
The Noble South
Mobile, AL

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Wesley True

Bravo's Top Chef
The Gulf
Orange Beach | Okaloosa Island
@wesleychef

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Ira Gallon

2016 Overall Cook-off Winner
Wolf Bay Lodge
Orange Beach, AL

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John Helmers

ByWater Bistro
Gulf Shores, AL
@bywater_bistro

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Alex McPhail

Restaurant Iron
Pensacola, FL
@restaurantiron

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Joey Dickerson

Fancy's on 5th
Birmingham, AL
@fancysonfifth

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Ty Thames

Restaurant Tyler
Starkville, MS
@tythames

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Jon Schwenk

Hugo's Oyster Bar
Roswell, GA
@HugosOysterBar

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Cam Barfield

Tailgater Magazine

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Brian Potter

L.A. Spice House
Satsuma, AL
@texas1spice

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Nate Slone

Rotolo's
Orange Beach, AL
@Rotolos

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Brandon Lykins

King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant
Gulf Shores, AL

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William "Weejy" Rogers

Hey Joe's
Cleveland, MS
@eatheyjoes

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Jeremy Downey

2015 Best Raw Oyster Winner
Bistro V
Birmingham, AL

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Matthew Kajdan

Estelle
Jackson, MS

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Joe DiMaio

The Darling Oyster Bar
Charleston, SC
@darling_oyster_bar

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Pat Waters

Sunset Cork Room
Gulf Shores, AL

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Tim Russell

Crabs On The Beach
Pensacola, FL
@crabsonthebeach

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James Canter

Guerrilla Gourmet
Victoria, TX
@jamestcanter

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Hiram McCall

Ole Biloxi Fillin' Station
Biloxi, MS

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Sean Desporte

Desporte
Biloxi, MS
@desporte_seafood

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Tim Hensley

The Royal Oyster
Gulf Shores, AL
@theroyaloyster

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Steve Kazman

The Diner
Gulf Shores, AL

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The Hangout

The Hangout
Gulf Shores, AL
@thehangoutGS

Chefs Subject to Change