James Petrakis of the Swine empire (Pigs Ravenous and Polite) will be representing Central Florida in the annual Fish to Fork competition at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, May 20. Petrakis will be aided by his RavPig chef de cuisine, Nick Sierputowski.
The event takes eight James Beard Award nominated chefs and sends them out to sea in ships to catch some fish. Whatever they catch, they must cook. And just to make things interesting, they will be given a secret ingredient that must be incorporated into the dish.
Guests at the event, who also have the opportunity to go out fishing, will choose the winner by popular vote at the end of the meal.
I spoke with Petrakis and host executive chef Daven Wardynski for icFlorida. Check out the video here
Tickets for the fourth annual Fish to Fork are $125 per person. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. the Omni is offering weekend stay packages. Details and tickets here.