Tampa’s Top Chef Pumpkin Fight to Take Place at Epicurean Hotel Oct. 28-30

Posted by Epicurean, October 2015


Mainsail Lodging, Epicurean Hotel and Feeding Tampa Bay are pleased to sponsor the second-annual Top Chef Pumpkin Fight, a pumpkin carving contest between the area’s top chefs, with all the proceeds benefitting Feeding Tampa Bay.

The pumpkin carvings will be on display in the lobby of the Epicurean Hotel Oct. 28-30. During this time, the community is invited to come in and vote for their favorite pumpkin. A $5 donation with each vote is appreciated. Voting ends at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 and the winning chef will be announced that evening at the Epicurean’s Monster Splash party. One voter will be selected by random drawing to win lunch or dinner for two at all participating Tampa restaurants.

WHERE:   Epicurean Hotel – 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

WHEN:  Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Oct. 30

WHO:  Participating restaurants include:

Bella’s Italian Café
Birch & Vine
Bern’s Steak House
Cru Cellars
Eddie V’s
FarmTable Kitchen
Irish 131
Locale Market
Marriot Waterside
Parkshore Grill
Pelagia Trattoria
Restaurant BT
Taps American Brasserie-Intl. Plaza
The Mill
Z Grill


Feeding Tampa Bay and the Epicurean Hotel will also have pumpkins on display.

Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area.

The Epicurean Hotel is a collaboration between Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House, and was the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc.


Kelly Prieto, APR – Hayworth Public Relations
(813) 318-9611 /    kelly@hayworthpr.com