There were 10 winning teams at the 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition, including Judges Award winners, People’s Choice Award winners and People’s Choice Non-Profit Award winners.
More than 30 cook teams competed, presenting their best recipes cooked on the Big Green Egg smoker/grill on a beautiful Saturday at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach.
The following are the 2016 Winners:
People’s Choice category:
First Place: Team InDyne (grilled oysters with an original sauce)
Second Place: Team SETCO (stuffed portabella mushroom with balsamic glaze)
Third Place: Team Tater’s Tots (smoked pork and mac-n-cheese and brownies)
Eggs on the Beach also hosted a team of celebrity judges, including Chef Tim Creehan of Cuvee Destin and Cuvee 30A, Lucy Buffett of LuLu’s Destin, Susan Benton of 30aeats.com and Pat Embree, an official KCBS Certified BBQ judge.
The Grand Judges’ Award: Son of a Saint (bacon wrapped date)
Second Place Judges' Award: Team Beauchamp Commercial (smoked chicken taco with pickled slaw)
Third Place Judges' Award: Team Sam I Am (leg of lamb)
Honorable Judges' Award: Team Food for Thought (handmade sausage paired with corn and potatoes)
First Place: Snoori’s Tandoori (Tandoori dish with watermelon shooter) Received a $2000 donation for Air Commando Association
Second Place: Team Brock (smoked meats) Received $1000 donation for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast
Third Place: Rotary Club of Destin (cheesey meatballs) Received $500 donation for Rotary Club of Destin community projects
Total Raised for Local Non-Profits: $28,500
Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit two local non-profits--Food for Thought and the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, which both received $12,500 donation as the result of the 2016 EggFest!
Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a "home away from home" for military families so they can be together during medical treatment. With food pantries in Santa Rosa Beach and Destin, Food For Thought helps fight food insecurity by providing backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare foods for 1,620 students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals.
Click here to read about the 2015 winners at www.baybreezepatio.com.