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5th Annual Tampa Bay Food Fight

It’s an adrenaline rush that will help keep Metropolitan Ministries’ Culinary Arts Program open. Stay tuned for VIP details!

Partnerships Available

Partnership opportunities are available. Call (813) 209-1020 to secure your customized partnership with Metropolitan Ministries.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021








Changing lives one chef at a time

This year is more than a battle between top chefs. It’s a fight for our students’ future, and your support is needed.

Top chefs are returning to the ring to help keep Metropolitan Ministries’ culinary arts program in existence.

Will Team St. Pete defend its reigning title? More importantly, will the culinary program stay alive to create jobs and change more lives? Follow us for updates from the chefs, exclusive live auction announcements, and insider deals to your favorite restaurants.

Providing student scholarships into our Culinary Arts Program.

Your support is changing lives right here in Tampa Bay. Entry into this program ensures their future and access to a network of resources, so when class is over, there's a new job, and a new life, waiting. 

Ali Marpet

Ali Marpet

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Offensive Guard
Honorary Chairman

Titus O'Neil

Titus O’Neil

WWE Superstar

Natalya Neidhart

WWE Superstar

Jenni Neidhart 

Professional Chef and Blogger
Ring Commentator 

Battle of the Bay Judges

Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken is best known for introducing “fusion” into the lexicon of global cookery. He is also known as “the founding father of New World Cuisine” – a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, American, and African flavors thus pioneering a new, visionary way of cooking in America.

Adrienne Gang

A veteran of the yachting industry, chief stewardess Adrienne Gang lives by the philosophy “work hard, play hard” on Bravo TV's Below Deck. Adrienne is a professional chef for celebrities, dignitaries, and rockstars. She has an uncanny intuition for knowing her clients' desires before they ask.

Joe Isidori

Coming from a long line of talented chefs, it's no wonder Joe Isidori was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 after launching dining concepts for the Trump Organization. Chef Joe opened JOTORO Kitchen + Tequila Bar last fall at Tampa's Sparkman Wharf. 

Lee Ann Whippen

Lee Ann is a 25-year BBQ Competitor, KCBS Certified Judge, celebrity pitmaster and restaurateur. Recent accolades include being named Food Network’s “Master of Que” after ousting seven barbecue greats on the premier season of the Food Network’s “BBQ Brawl.” She is a nominee for the “BBQ Hall of Fame” in 2019 and 2020, winner of Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay.

Thank you 2021 Food Fight Partners

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

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