Vote for your favorite Chef/Community Leader

“Top Chef of Polk County” is adding an exciting partnership between our amazing chefs and community leaders from all throughout Polk County!   The chefs and community leaders were paired through a blind drawing and will fundraising as a team the month prior to Top Chef.  The Chef/Community Leader team with the highest combined donations from online fundraising and donated auction items will be awarded the “Top Philanthropic Chef” and “Top Philanthropic Community Leader.”

Chef Brandon Bailey, Terrie Lobb Catering / Kristi Merritt, Mulling Insurance Agency, Community Leader

Chef William Ball, Cob and Pen / Erica Lupercio, CPS Investment Advisors, Community Leader

Chef Tina Calhoon, Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar / Melody Robles, Bartow Ford, Community Leader

Chef Gene Gelb, Publix Aprons Catering & Cooking School / Tora Miller, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Community Leader

Chef James Lazaros, La Imperial Bakery / Trish Buchanan, Publix Super Markets, Inc., Community Leader

Chef Matthew Oakley, Crave & Copper / Brianna Burton, Polk County Builders Association, Community Leader

Chef Dean Riley, The Estates at Carpenters / Brenda Ramirez, Kaylor Law Group, Community Leader

Chef Steven Rojas, Nutwood / Matt Hinton, PalletOne, Inc., Community Leader

Chef Patrick Schaefer, Patio850 / Jen Lay, Keller Williams Realty, Community Leader

Chef Jose Vicente, Brasa Latina / Mark Miller, Holland & Knight LLP, Community Leader

Chef Abigale Weech-Starkey, The Chop Shop / Taher Hamid, Alltek Services, Community Leader