Meet The Chefs 2022

Tues, June 14 • VIP: 6-10pm • GA Plus: 7-10pm • GA: 8-10pm

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Tues., June 14th, 2022
The Orlo
315 S. Plant Ave. in Historic Hyde Park

VIP Admission: 6-10 p.m. 
General Admission Plus: 7-10 p.m.
General Admission: 8-10 p.m.

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is back from June 16th through 26th, and we can't wait to kick off everyone's favorite food week with some of the Tampa Bay area's top chefs!

You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to rub elbows with and sample small plates by some of the minds behind favorite Tampa Bay area restaurants and menu items. Plus, drink sampling, and more.

717 South's Chef Whitney St. Louis
Ava's Chef John Lister
Caracara's Chef Traci Bryant
CW’s Gin Joint's Chef Maria Sierra
Dr. BBQ's Chef Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe
Elevage's Chef Adam Hyatt
Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House's Chef Summer Bailey
King of the Coop's Chef Joe Dodd
The Brinehouse's Chef Tony Bruno
The Living Room's Chef Eusebio Rizo & Chef Joshua Rhynes
Vizcaya SoHo's Chef Felix Piedra

A portion of proceeds to benefit Feeding Tampa Bay.

This is an exclusive cocktail-style sampling event with a limited number of tickets available and sells out every year.

VIP Includes:
• Two hours early entry at 6 p.m.
• VIP-only hour from 6-7 p.m.
• Complimentary valet parking
• VIP gift
• Small plates by each chef
• Drink samples
• Access to photo opportunities

GA Plus Includes:
• One hour early entry at 7 p.m.
• VIP & GA Plus-only hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Complimentary valet parking
• Small plates by each chef
• Drink samples
• Access to photo opportunities

GA Includes:
• Complimentary valet parking
• Small plates by each chef
• Drink samples
• Access to photo opportunities

More info at



717 South
Chef Whitney St. Louis

717 Lasagna • Italian sausage, ground beef, whipped ricotta, mozzarella cheese, house marinara, asiago, and parmesan


Chef John Lister

Cavatelli al Ragu with fennel sausage and tomato


Chef Traci Bryant

Northern Thai Curry Canape • Chilled shrimp, Khao soi aioli, pickled mustard green relish, and wonton crisp 


CW’s Gin Joint
Chef Maria Sierra

Grilled octopus finished with fresh lemon juice, 15 Olives robust olive oil, and dill

Creole-style shrimp and grits with pan-seared creole shrimp on creamy smoky gouda cheese grits, bacon, and chow chow

Lola’s Chocolate Cake • Dark chocolate cake with raspberry filling topped with chocolate ganache and fresh berries


Chef Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe

Q the Nachos • USDA choice beef brisket, crispy house-made pork rinds, Sweet Lee's BBQ Sauce, rattlesnake queso, pico de gallo, lime crema, and pickled onions


Chef Adam Hyatt

Foie gras mousse + strawberry profiterole


Harry Waugh Dessert Room at Bern's Steak House
Chef Summer Bailey

Summer’s Creation • Yuzu cheesecake, blueberries, candied lemon zest, and caramel popcorn 


King of the Coop
Chef Joe Dodd

Nashville hot chicken leg with brussels and cabbage slaw


The Brinehouse
Chef Tony Bruno

Cherry Pepper BBQ Braised Pork Cheek Slider • Espresso cumin-brined pork cheek, cherry pepper BBQ sauce, pimento cheese spread, housemade pickles, and shaved brussels sprouts on a mini pretzel roll with a side of Mama’s Macaroni Salad


The Living Room
Chef Eusebio Rizo
Chef Joshua Rhynes

Carne Apache • Beef tenderloin, avocado cream demolition, napa cabbage, and jalapeño relish on a garlic crostini

Pulled Duck Confit • Duck confit mixed with pomodoro soffritto and infused pineapple chimichurri on a tostone

Wild Caught Yellowfin Tuna with feta and honey brined watermelon and minted pea puree

Foie Gras Canapés 


Vizcaya SoHo
Chef Felix Piedra

Stuffed Medjool dates with manchego cheese and serrano ham wrapped with pancetta and baked with marcona almond crumbs


For more information on this event, please contact Alexis Chamberlain at


Meet The Chefs 2022 is committed to a safe and positive event experience for guests, vendors, and staff and will adhere to CDC-recommended protocols. 

The Orlo

315 S. Plant Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606