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Restaurant Challenge

August 24, 2016


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Calling all Gulf Coast Restaurants! This year’s 9th Annual Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge, presented by Zatarain’s, will take place  August 24, 2016 at the Gulf Coast Culinary Institute at Faulkner State Community College in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Click here for Restaurant Challenge Application and Prize Sheet

This cooking challenge is free and open to Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Members and $150 for non Chamber Members. *SPACE IS LIMITED!!! Chamber exclusive sign-up until Aug. 1, 2016. After August 1st applications open to non-chamber members.

Every Restaurant Challenge participant will premier advertising on Sunny 105.7 website & (30):30 second spot commercials to promote the restaurant/specials/events/or activities. Restaurants are responsible for the $100 talent fee for live remote. Ask for Don Brown. (251) 967-1057.

Prizes include up to $1,000 in cash!

This year’s winner will win  a Golden Ticket into the World Food Championship in at The Wharf in Orange Beach, waived entry fee, and a $1,000  Stipend!!

* If the 1st place winner is unable to fulfill obligations (host Shrimp Festival Wrap Up Party) this will be awarded to the 2nd place winner. If the 2nd place winner is unable to participate this will be awarded to the 3rd place winner. The Wrap-Up Party will not be hosted at winning restaurant if location is not local (Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Ft. Morgan).

2015 Winners


1st Place: Flora-Bama Yacht – Chef Chris Sherrill

Flora-Bama Yacht Club

(Tie)2nd Place: Flora-Bama Ole River Bar – Chef Chris Kelly


(Tie) 2nd Place: Coast Restaurant

Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club

3rd Place: Villagio at The Wharf




August 24, 2016


Faulkner State Community College
3301 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 United States
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