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33rd WSRE PBS Wine & Food Classic Culinary Legends logo on top of 7 legendary PBS food program hosts.

A Celebration Inspired by the Culinary Legends of PBS!

The 33rd annual WSRE Wine & Food Classic paid tribute to the legendary chefs of PBS and rising stars, as well!

Since the 1970s, WSRE has been home to cooking show pioneers like Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and Pensacola's own Earl Peyroux! This year's Wine & Food Classic events will feature food inspired by these and other culinary legends of PBS and prepared by local top chefs and the final three contestants from Season 2 of “The Great American Recipe.”

Thank you for supporting the mission of WSRE PBS to positively impact local communities through education, entertainment and engagement by providing everyone access to the highest quality media content and by engaging all children in essential learning activities.

Special thanks to our Honorary Event Chairs, Jan and Ron Miller!

Walkabout Tasting

Date and Time: 

Saturday, October 21, 6pm9pm CST (past)


SCI Building, 220 West Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

Local chefs competed for the Earl Peyroux Best Chef Award (winner, Chef Coralin Allen, Cora's Custom Creations) and People’s Choice Award (winners, Jennifer Lowry, Conchitas and Mike Tilton, Legends Café) during this annual Walkabout Tasting under the string lights on the SCI Building Plaza in Downtown Pensacola. People sampled dishes inspired by legendary PBS chefs and voted for their favorite top chef! We hope you enjoyed the wine and a souvenir glass, and the band, NOBIUS - back by popular demand!

Participating Chefs: 
Coralin Allen, Cora's Custom Creations
Kenny Anderson, Jr., Juan's Flying Burrito
MJ Dillard-Jordan, From the Crown Catering
Jere Doyle, McGuire's Irish Pub
Alphonso Dyer, Jr., Bonefish Grill
Aaron Fitch, Parlor Doughnuts
Jennifer Lowry, Conchitas Catering
Arturo Paz, The Grand Marlin
Manuel Rodriguez, Salt at the Hilton Pensacola Beach
Rudy Rudolph, Pensacola Yacht Club
Jesse Sproles, Scenic Hills Country Club
Mike Tilton, Legends Café at Andrews Institute
Josh Warner, The District Seville Steak & Seafood

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Walkabout Tasting Chef Lineup

A Legendary Dinner

Date and Time: 

Saturday, October 14, 6pm–10pm CST (past)


WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504

Thank you for joining us at this gala featuring a champagne reception, five-course meal with free-flowing wine service, live music and live auction bidding! Chefs Darian Hernandez (Brother Fox and Sister Hen), Edward Lordman (Southern GRIT Culinary), Rusty Strain (A Rustyc Spoon), Laura Bernardi Piovesana (The Italian Wooden Spoon) and Jordan Hewes (Craft Gourmet Bakery) were joined by “The Great American Recipe” winner Brad Mahlof and finalists Salmah Hack and Leanna Pierre to present a culinary experience inspired by the legendary chefs of PBS. Musical performances were by Holly Shelton and John Link and by the Pensacola State College Jazz Ensemble. 

Legendary Dinner Chef Lineup

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