EPIC CHEF SHOWDOWN FINALE SET FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 27
Epic Chef Showdown Finale to be broadcast live and on-demand on The Identity Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY – The Epic Chef Showdown Finale presented by Florida Blue will be broadcast live and on-demand on The Identity Tampa Bay (a new full-service digital network that is a lifestyle and sports hub for all things Tampa Bay) this Monday, August 27.
Epicurean Hotel and Feeding Tampa Bay welcomed back the Epic Chef initiative earlier this year for its fourth consecutive season as part of their partnership to fight hunger in the Tampa Bay community.
At 6:30 p.m. this coming Monday, the Epic Chef Showdown Finale will pit two of the bay area’s hottest restaurants – Mise en Place and The Mill – in a battle for the Epic Chef crown. Hosted by former MasterChef contestant Jeff Philbin, the two competing chefs will receive a mystery box of ingredients that are not commonly prepared together and will be challenged to create two dishes that are unique, aesthetically pleasing, and of course delicious, under the pressure of the clock.
When time is up, the chefs will present their prepared dishes to the judges to be critiqued and scored. At the close of the final round, one contestant will be named the Epic Chef.
Remember, every chef is an author and every meal tells a story. When you share your meal with another, you share moments that cannot be replaced. Donate your plate by texting PLATE to 74121 and share a meal with a family in need. Donations of $25 or more will be entered to win either a night’s stay at the Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection and $100 food and beverage credit, a 4-course meal for six (6) people courtesy of Chef Jeff Philbin, or two (2) opening night Tampa Bay Lightning tickets and a signed Lightning jersey! The three (3) lucky winners will be announced on the live stream during the finale on August 27.
Those not in attendance at the Epic Chef kitchen at the Epicurean Hotel can watch the action live and on-demand on several different devices, including through the TheIdentityTB.com website, iOS and Android apps, and also on Roku and Apple TV, which are all downloadable by searching “IdentityTB.”
The finale will begin with interviews and special guests starting at 6:30 p.m. Viewers who are unable to watch each episode live will have the opportunity to tune in for an on-demand version of each episode on The Identity platforms starting the next day.
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About Florida Blue
Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for nearly 75 years. Driven by its mission of helping people and communities achieve better health, the company serves more than 5 million health care members across the state. In total, Florida Blue and its affiliated companies serve 16 million people in 29 states. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About Feeding Tampa Bay
Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations. Over the past five years, Feeding Tampa Bay supplied more than 100 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 3 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go hungry. For more information, visit www.FeedingTampaBay.org
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes three Autograph Collection® hotels – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; and Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida; in addition to Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2020, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex, opening in 2019. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown. MainsailHotels.com
About Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties, LLC
Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties, LLC was formed by Jeff Vinik in 2017 as a firm specializing in partnership sales, consulting, marketing and operations in the sports and entertainment industry with a focus on creating world class experiences. Tampa Bay Entertainment Properties, LLC entered into a 10-year exclusive multimedia partnership with USF in 2017, which also included the operation of the USF Sun Dome. Vinik purchased the Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to AMALIE Arena in March 2010, transforming a moribund organization into one of the most highly regarded franchises in sports today and earning recognition as the number one organization in professional sports by ESPN in its 2016 Ultimate Sports Standings. Vinik is also a partner, with Cascade Investment, LLC, in Strategic Property Partners, which is redeveloping 53 acres of property in downtown Tampa into a $3 billion mixed-use development, bringing hotels, housing, retail, office space and the USF Morsani College of Medicine to the Channelside area.
About The Identity Tampa Bay
The Identity Tampa Bay is a gathering place for Tampa Bay, providing the region with a unique vision that leverages the strength of the community, while simultaneously defining a new and fresh voice for sports and lifestyle content. Through the mix of written and video media, The Identity Tampa Bay will be a part of the region’s daily routine and will look to establish itself as the voice of Tampa Bay in an authentic, community-driven manner.
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