2019 Vero’s Top Chef Challenge Preliminary Competition

Eight top local chefs came together on Monday, March 4th at Bent Pine Golf Club to compete in the Hope for Families Center 2019 Vero’s Top Chef preliminary competition. The event was attended by over 170 guests eager to taste and vote for their favorite dishes. Three “official” judges were sequestered in a back room and had to taste and critique all the dishes presented. They voted on the overall presentation, taste, and chef skill level of the chef. The three judges were Thomas Miller of Vero Beach Foodie, Stacy Cook of Vero Vine, and Chef Jeff Mathers.

The Top Four Chefs from the competition that are moving on to the finale are Chef Eddie Hunter of Cuisine Machine, Chef Alfredo Arce from The Wave Kitchen & Bar @ Costa d’Este from Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, Chef Travis Beckett from Wild Thyme Catering, and Chef Chuck Arnold from Fire and Wine! A truly star-studded finale that you do not want to miss! To purchase tickets to the finale, please visit https://www.hopeforfamiliescenter.org/events/

Nikki Lindsay

Nikki Lindsay

Nikki Lindsay literally has the Treasure Coast, especially Vero Beach as her home and her office. Having grown up and educated in Indian River County Nikki works with a deep knowledge to tend Vero Vine with a continual reach into all the communities of the Treasure Coast. She is in the vineyard virtually every day. Following its growth, nurturing start-ups, longtime roots, and branches of businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and everyday people. Nikki makes certain Vero Vine is connected.

The “real world” is Vero Beach Marketing where Nikki was recruited and is being mentored by Creative Director/ Owner, Stacy Cook. Nikki’s daily efforts include website management, email marketing, newsletter development, and most notably social engagement. Nikki has been instrumental in the deployment for the last two years of the “VeroBeach Marketing Summit” coordinating scheduling for regional and local experts in the digital space. In 2018 Nikki was responsible for the Email Marketing break out session, presenting her experience and insights to an audience of local businesses and professionals.

All of this is on behalf of local business clients and Vero Vine contributors. Nikki curates the good news about events, philanthropic happenings, and all the adventures in the Paradise of Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast. Updating Vero Vine, Vero Beach Foodie, and all of their client’s websites and Socials Nikki Lindsay makes sure that the world has everything on Vero Vine within reach.
Nikki Lindsay

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