The 18th Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts takes place in Apollo Beach this Saturday and Sunday, where the top event for food lovers is the Culinary Arts Competition. I have been asked to be a judge again this year.
Watching three teams of local high school students in a 1-hour cooking showdown is always exciting! The students will be provided with a whole, locally caught fish and a secret ingredient.
It's always fun seeing what chefs produce under pressure. These culinary students may sweat, but they always put out a great dish.
The cooking battle begins at noon on Saturday at Teco SouthShore Community Event Center, 202 Noonan Branch Road in Apollo Beach.