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Chef Pairings

The World Food Championships and local restaurants in the Orange Beach, Alabama area have teamed up to offer some special culinary experiences when the 7th annual "Ultimate Food Fight" comes to town.

For the first time in WFC's history, participating Food Champs will be joining forces with local restaurant owners and chefs to create an off-the-menu selection of delicious portions. Each restaurant option will be different in its approach, theme and offerings.

Here's an overview of the featured Champs and local restaurants participating in this new Food Week strategy, appropriately entitled "Chef Pairings":

No tickets are needed for this event! Simply check out and indulge in the restaurants' special dinner menus during the days of the events below!

  Tuesday, Nov. 6

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Flora-Bama Ole River Grill
Chef Billy Highland paired with WFC competitor Chef Kimberly Subject of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Special 4-course menu with a portion of the proceeds going to Pink Heals, Inc., which partners with local public safety officers and businesses to repurpose fire trucks and other public safety vehicles into  “Pink Heals” vehicles that make home visits to people in need.


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Flora-Bama Yacht Club
Chef Matt Niau paired with WFC competitor Chef Raenel Stelly from Hermitage, Tennessee

Special menu with a portion of the proceeds going to Operation ReConnect (local charity that provides vacations to military families after the active-duty military member returns home from a deployment)



  Thursday, Nov. 8

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Bill’s by the Beach
Chef Rudy Rudolph paired with Chef Nick Theirs from Ringgold, Georgia

Special dinner menu with a portion of the proceeds benefitting United Way Hurricane Relief Efforts (These funds will help local United Ways support mid- and long-term recovery throughout the affected regions)


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Coastal Gulf Shores
Chef Nick Fawal paired with WFC competitor Chef Chris Coleman from Corono, New York

Special dinner menu with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Locks of Love which provides natural hairpieces free of charge to financially disadvantaged children suffering from hair loss due to illness or injuries.

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Original Oyster House
Chef David Bundock paired with WFC competitor Chef Gerren Allen from Port Orchard, Washington

Special dinner menu with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Oyster Shell Recycling program, which works with local restaurants to recycle the shells of oysters served to help rebuild local oyster reefs