Hey Tampa- Melissa here to tell you guys about the Iron Chef Tampa Bay 2010 event which is taking place Sunday, October 17th. Everyone from local entrepreneurs, personalities and even professional chefs will team up for this cook off for a cause.

The challenge will be held at the T. Pepin’s hospitality centre and will benefit All Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Tampa Specialty Care Center on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Everyone in Tampa is invited to watch as celebrity amateur chefs go head to head against some of the Bay Area’s finest pro chefs. They will show off their skill while using a “secret” ingredient. What’s better than getting to watch this spectacle? Well, eating it! Guests get to sample the finished products and pick the winning teams.


Alicia Roberts of Channel 8 will emcee the event that will not only include the cook off, but the following portions:

An “All-You-Can-Taste” competition where guests are the judges


Live entertainment featuring Lisa Casalino, Lester Freeman AND the D Band, and

Got Jokes


Auction: Children's Art, and Live, Silent


Get your game on in T.Pepin's famous "Trophy Room" with hand rolled cigars


 Outdoor patio with live entertainment


 Vodka bars featuring 360 Vodka, courtesy of McCormick Distilling, wine bars courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits, and a large selection of Anheuser


Tickets are going for $45 per person with ALL proceeds going to the All Children’s Hospital. This event is open to the public and tickets may be purchased by visiting www.achgtampa.org or by calling 813.230.7692.


And last but not least, don’t forget to keep checking here for more great things to do in Tampa and other Tampa Bay Area events.