In March of 2016 we hosted and co-produced a recipe competition at Datz with Tampa Bay Bloggers and Organicgirl. This is by far the healthiest event I've ever coordinated. I'm not a pretty big Organicgirl aficionado. Sweet Pea lettuce, anyone??
There were 3 competitors with original recipes and 6 judges, including Datz's Executive Chef Keith Williamson; Studio 10's hosts, Stephanie Webb and Michael Clayton; Food Blogger Carlos Hernandez; Organicgirl Representative Julie Vanacker; and guest judge Jamie who won an Instagram contest hosted by Tampa Bay Bloggers.
My biggest challenge with this event was the difference in structure. I had never hosted a contest with a judges panel before. Previous competitions I'd been a part of involved a voting process by the attendees, so this was a little bit more complex. Overall, it was a really nice, intimate event with lots of familiar faces and cheering along as the bloggers worked hard to finish crafting their recipes in the time allotted. The photos were captured by Regina as the Photographer. Enjoy!