nysfe | November 11, 2016 | Seafood News


World Seafood Champ among many titles on the line for 1,100+ chefs and home cooks

Orange Beach, AL – Alabama Gulf Seafood takes center stage Saturday as the the world’s largest Food Sport competition, held in Orange Beach this week, enters the final round in its search for World Seafood Champ.

A field of 43 seafood teams has reduced to the 10 highest scoring finalists, three of whom crossed paths at Orange Beach’s own Flora-Bama Yacht Club through the years where owner and award-winning chef Chris Sherrill has a knack for finding top talent.

“My former sous chef Paul Kerr, my current sous chef Haikel Harris, and our dear friend Rudy Rudolph are all in the Top 10 in seafood,” Sherrill said. “That was my plan all along — to show the world through the World Food Championships that there’s an amazing food spirit going on all along our Gulf Coast.”

World Food Championships moved from central Florida to the Gulf Coast after Flora-Bama’s Chris Sherrill won third place in Seafood last year, then turned around to recruit the event to his home town. Sherrill committed to recruiting a team of chefs to represent the Gulf Coast and ended up with 23 participating chefs.

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