The two day food fair featured local vendors sampling their products with everything from fresh produce to premium sausage and cuts of meat. This was all in support of the main event, which featured two competitions between local amateur chefs on Saturday, and local professional chefs on Sunday. The winners from three different rounds went on to face off in a final round for the title of Top Amateur Chef and Top Professional Chef of the 2013 Sunshine Skillet.
In the same style as Iron Chef, each round of competition featured three mystery ingredients that the chefs had to incorporate into their dishes. It was a thrill to see the creativity and resourcefulness of the competitors as they pulled together some really stunning culinary works of art - a pleasure for me as the food photographed really well.
On top of this, I can't even begin to describe how many beautiful smells there were in the air. You couldn't help but get swept up as the timer wound down, and some chefs rushed to plate their creations with mere seconds left on the clock. It was a great experience, and an event that's sure to be even bigger next year. Keep an eye out for my images on future promotional materials (*wink).
For more about the Sunshine Skillet Food Fair visit their website here. In the meantime, here is a very brief sampling of my shots from the event.