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Fish to Fork 2019

From May 9 through 12, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort hosted its sixth annual Fish to Fork weekend. An unparalleled foodie experience, the weekend featured true dock-to-dish specialties in the beautiful setting of Amelia Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. For the first time, the resort welcomed an all-female chef lineup from around the country to showcase both their fishing and their culinary skills, complete with a final Chef Showdown on Saturday night.

Special thanks to:
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Maneet Chauhan, Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Kelly Franz, Magnolias
Alexia Gawlak, Swine & Sons
Whitney Otawka, Greyfield Inn
Kerri Rogers, Bellwether
Stacy Cogswell, Parlour Restaurant + Bar (opening soon)

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Omni Amelia Island’s chef Jason Brumfiel stirs the cauldron as guests arrive at the Thursday night welcome dinner.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

Dinner is set at the Sprouting Project as the competing chefs randomly select their charters for the next morning’s fishing excursions.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

On Friday morning the chefs head out to catch their ingredients for the Main Event.

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Omni Amelia Island’s executive chef Todd Ruiz shows off his kingfish.

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Competing chefs from left Maneet Chauhan, Whitney Otawka, Kerri Rogers, Stacy Cogswell, Kelly Franz, and Alexia Gawlak prepare to compete in both individual and team challenges.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

Smoked sake cocktails are poured at Saturday night’s Main Event.

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Chef Otawka, winner of the Individual Dish competition, makes her selection of the challenge’s secret ingredient: Florida citrus.

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Chef Chauhan artfully plates her fish for guests to sample.

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The dishes that each of the chefs prepared with the fish they caught from the morning excursion on the water.

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From left: Guests Katie Lane, Rachel Richardson, Michelle Valle, Lindsey Nickel de la O, Charlotte Bergmann, and Elaine Siegel gather at the Main Event at Magnolia Garden.

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Chef Kerri Rogers, winner of the Chef’s Choice vote, preparing for the Team Challenge.

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Competing chefs from left, Kelly Franz, Maneet Chauhan, and Stacy Cogswell, who created an impromptu gourmet menu for all guests.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

Guests enjoy each of the chef’s creations and listen to live music.

photo: Maggie Armstrong

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