Chef Registration Now Open!

August 17, 2014

Registration for restaurants to participate in this year’s Hangout Oyster Cook-off is now open. Click the link below to join dozens of chefs and restaurants on the beach of Gulf Shores, AL for a chance to win $20,000 in cash & prizes (and bragging rights).  Categories include Rockefeller, Cajun and create your own raw oyster dish. Oyster dishes will be judged by a panel of judges on a point system based on presentation (1/4 total points), flavor (1/2 total points) and creativity (1/4 total points). Entry fee is $250 until September 22, 2014 and $300 until October 13, 2014.

The Cook-off takes place on Saturday, November 8th. Plus, this year’s event includes two extra days of indulgence with our Sunday Brunch Bar and Bloody Mary Invitational on November 9th and our Beer and A Party event on Friday, November 7th, where you can taste beers from over 25 breweries and great live music.  Plus, there will be activities for the whole family including cooking workshops, games, dancing, crafts, and much more. Other weekend highlights include an “Oyster Shucking” contest.

Don’t miss your chance to compete.  The Oyster Cook-off is a chance to showcase your talents as you the serve fresh Gulf oysters side-by-side with all-star chefs. Deadline to register and pay entry fee in full is October 13, 2014. Entry fee will cover all the supplies as described in the rules. Further, each team will receive four Oyster Cook-Off event t-shirts and the opportunity to purchase additional t-shirts at a discounted rate.

The Oyster Cook-off is free to the public and tasting tickets can be purchased for sampling the oysters.