• 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival Announces Competition Cook Teams

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    March 02, 2021
    Sunday, March 7, 2021, from 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m, at the Destin Commons, the family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists inspired by the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants far and wide will bring their best macaroni masterpieces to compete for the best mac and cheese in town. There are three categories that each local restaurant can win in total: Judge's Choice Award, People's Choice Award, and Kid's Choice Award. Visitors are invited to taste each delicious vendor and cast their vote — all the while supporting a charitable cause. All proceeds from the event benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

    "We are excited to bring everyone together for this fun, family-friendly, and flavorful event. This event wouldn't be possible without the generosity of the vendors, sponsors, and attendees who make it a very successful fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs." - Shervin Rassa, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast 

    2021 Mac & Cheese Festival Competitors
    790 on The Gulf
    Cafe Rico
    Dixieland Chicken
    Gulf Coast Burger Company
    Jackacudas 
    Props Craft Brewery 
    Smoke N' Whiskey
    Market 21
    Stanley's Street Treats 

    General admission tickets are available on Eventbrite

    This event is made possible by these generous sponsors:  Publix Charites, Step One Automotive, T-Mobile, SimpleHR, Stephen and Joan Carter, Specialty Roofers, Old Bay Steamer, Rock Out Climbing Gym, and Coastal Kitchen Catering & Events.

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is a registered IRS 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast receives funding from contributions, special events, grants, and major donors such as Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and United Way agencies in Escambia and Okaloosa/Walton counties.

    To learn more and to stay up-to-date on future events, please visit emeraldcoastbgc.org or by following on Facebook and Instagram.
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