Chef Jonjie joins Top Local Chef competition

Chef Jonjie of the PAO Cafe and PAO Truck will be getting saucy at the 5th Annual Top Local Chef competition on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 5:00PM-7:00PM.


Top Local Chef is Tampa Bay’s hottest competition, connecting the area’s foodies with the best restaurateurs and private chefs in the region. The event also features the Neighborhood Market, a specially selected collection of local vendors with unique locally sourced products. Top Local Chef supports local nonprofit: the Gulfport Historical Society.

The Gulfport Historical Society operates the Gulfport Historical Museum, which houses the world’s most complete collection of information on the history of Gulfport, one of the oldest cities in Pinellas County. The museum, at 5301 28th Ave. S in Gulfport, features thousands of photographs and other records, archived with the support of city historian and local author Lynne Brown. Membership is available to individuals and families. For more information check out their website,

General admission includes tickets for samples from two of the competing chefs. Limited supplies of additional samples available for $5/each. Tickets are now on-sale for VIP and General Admission.

Top Local Chef is produced by LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces. For information on how you can be involved as a participating chef or event sponsor, email