St. Petersburg Wins 2023 Tampa Bay Food Fight

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St. Petersburg Wins 2023 Tampa Bay Food Fight

Social Roost’s Chef Susan Burdian Captains St. Pete for the Win

Via Press Release from Social Roost –

This past Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, Social Roost participated in the Tampa Bay Food Fight (TBFF), a charity benefiting Metropolitan Ministries.

TBFF is an annual event hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa; with Battle of the Chefs as the main event. Team Tampa and St. Pete consisted of five Executive Chefs and one team Captain, who took the main stage to prepare some of the best food in the Tampa Bay area, which was presented to a panel of Judges comprised of James Beard award winning Executive Chefs.

This year, Executive Chef, Susan Burdian of Social Roost was hand selected as the Captain of Team St. Pete. She composed a team of Executive Chefs including Chef Lee Aquino from Teak/Birchwood, Chef/owner Matt Smith of The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge, Chef Jason Gordon of Cap’s Steamer Bar, Chef Chris Falzon of Crown & Bull, Chef Mike Malone of Tropicana Field/Tampa Bay Rays, and Chef Mike Roberts from Wild Child.

They competed against Team Tampa who was Captained by Executive Chef Ann Kearny of Oak & Ola. Chef Kearny’s team consisted of the Executive Chefs from The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Counter Culture, On Swann, Edison Food Lab, and Cru Cellars.

We are very happy to announce Chef Susan Captained Team St. Pete to a triumphant victory bringing the trophy back to St. Pete for 2023!

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In addition to the Executive Chef’s who competed, countless other restaurants competed for the People’s Choice Award for Best St. Pete Restaurant, Best Tampa Restaurant, and Best Tampa Bay Cocktail. The winner was based on dishes and cocktails each restaurant served at the event. We are happy to announce Social Roost won Best St. Pete Restaurant and Best Cocktail in Tampa Bay. Social Roost made history that night, as there has been no other restaurant (Tampa or St. Pete) in the history of this event whose Chef Captained their team to victory, won Best Restaurant (St. Pete or Tampa) and Best Cocktail Tampa Bay.

We are extremely proud of our team, whose participation along with Social Roost charitable contributions assisted in raising over $600,000 for Metropolitan Ministries.

For more about Tampa Bay Food Fight please visit
https://tampabayfoodfight.org/

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