Local chefs and World Food Championships competitors team up for charity with Chef Pairing Dinners
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Special menus benefit special organizations during World Food Championships week in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – With the World Food Championships (WFC) rolling into Alabama’s beaches next week (Nov. 7-11), food lovers have yet another way to enjoy some culinary creativity. Five local restaurants have partnered with five visiting WFC competitors to create special Chef Pairing Dinners benefitting a variety of charities.
The Chef Pairing Dinners are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 8 at the following local restaurants:
Tuesday, Nov. 6
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
Chef Billy Highland with guest, Chef Kimberly Subject (Chattanooga, TN)
Charity: Pink Heals, Inc.
Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Chef Matt Niau with guest, Chef Raenel Stelly (Hermitage, TN)
Charity: Operaton ReConnect
Bill’s by the Beach
Chef Rudy Rudolph with guest, Chef Nick Thiers (Ringgold, GA)
Charity: United Way Hurricane Relief
Coastal Gulf Shores
Chef Nick Fawal with guest, Chef Chris Coleman (Corona, NY)
Charity: Locks of Love
Original Oyster House
Chef David Bundock with guest, Chef Gerren Allen (Port Orchard, WA)
Charity: Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program
Each restaurant will be offering special menus during their regular dinner service that are collaborations by the two chefs. A portion of the sales from those special menus will go to each restaurant’s designated charity.
Local chef Billy Highland, with Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, is excited about this new opportunity to bring World Food Championships into the local community while helping a charity he is passionate about.
“I’ve competed in the World Food Championships and met many fantastic chefs who come here to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to compete,” offers Highland. “Being able to invite a competing chef into our kitchen is an honor and an opportunity to showcase what we can do here at Flora-Bama Ole River Grill. Plus, to be able to give back to Pink Heals, a charity that has done so much for my family personally, makes our Chef Pairing Dinner even more exciting. I really hope people will come out and support all five of our local restaurants doing these dinners!”
For more information on this family beach destination, visit GulfShores.com and OrangeBeach.com. For more information on World Food Championships, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com, and on the Chef Pairing Dinners, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com/Chef-Pairings.
Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
About Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism:
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism serves as the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in addition to the unincorporated area of Fort Morgan. To learn more about Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches, visit either GulfShores.com or OrangeBeach.com. This convention and visitors bureau is an accredited Destination Marketing Organization.