For the third year in a row, St. Pete beats Tampa at Food Fight 2020

Teams from The ‘Burg are now 3-1 all-time in Metropolitan Ministries' charity cooking competition.

click to enlarge Team St. Pete accepts the trophy as winners of Metropolitan Ministries' Food Fight 2020. - Carrie Wildes
Carrie Wildes
Team St. Pete accepts the trophy as winners of Metropolitan Ministries' Food Fight 2020.

For the third year in a row, a team of chefs from St. Petersburg has defeated a competing Tampa squad to win Metropolitan Ministries' Food Fight charity cooking competition.

The result was revealed Thursday night as part of a stream featuring action from the battle pre-taped at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. The winning teams were not told who judges selected as the winner until tonight. With the victory, St. Petersburg moves to 3-1 in the event.

Unlike past years, the event featured no spectators as organizers worked to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which altered everyone’s life in mid-March. And unlike past years, this year’s event was free to attend (read: view), which means the nonprofit needs help reaching its $150,000 goal, which goes towards funding 100 student scholarships in Metropolitan Ministries’ Culinary Arts Program for 2021.

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