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2016 Feast of the Sea makes changes, starts ticket sales

For the third year, the Feast of the Sea chef competition will provide folks with a chance to watch kitchen talent in action, and then to partake in the results. This means you get to eat the good stuff! But unlike the past two years, this will be a one-day, two-part seafood festival on Oct. 22, at the West Palm Beach Meyer Amphitheatre on Flagler Drive.

First, a free-admission seafood festival starts at 11 a.m. and will have 24 local chefs and restaurants providing dishes for sale. There will be vendors with all kinds of products, too. If you want to upgrade, you can buy a $90 pass for exclusive daytime tastings, seating and service. Passes are on sale now.

After the daytime noshing, the big, ticketed, night event starts with the Chef’s Challenge—$100 per ticket for early purchasers or $175 for an Early Bird VIP ticket. Tickets are on sale now here.

The night-time fun will feature 16 local celebrity chefs competing through multiple rounds of “intense, friendly competition.” At the end of the night, one chef will be crowned 2016 Maestro del Mar. Just to jog your memory, Chef Blake Malatesta of MIA won in 2015, and Chef Eugenio Santucci of Santucci’s won the initial contest in 2014.

Part of the proceeds of this event will benefit the Els for Austism Foundation. Leading up to the October festival, some of the participating chefs will work with the foundation by giving cooking lessons to students of The Els Center.

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About Lynn

Lynn Kalber wasn’t born in Boca Raton, but she attended elementary through high school there, so she might as well have been. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and has been in journalism most of her life, including 26 years at The Palm Beach Post. She’s written feature and food stories, and edited food copy among other jobs, including blogging about wine (The Swirl Girls). Her husband is writer and author Scott Eyman. They live in West Palm Beach with an assortment of cats and dogs.

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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