1ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — If you love eating desserts or watching baking shows, make plans to attend the 6th Annual SWEETEST CHEFS — a culinary event spotlighting America’s top pastry chefs on September 17, 2021 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Guests will sample desserts from approximately 20 pastry chefs from around the country and vote to determine the outcome of the coveted Sweetest Chefs Awards announced live at the conclusion of the evening. 

“It’s my favorite event of the year! I’m always so excited to see the best pastry chefs shine,” said Dwayne Ingraham, pastry chef from Nashville and winner of the premier season of Food Network’s Best Baker in America, season 2 of Chopped Sweets on Food Network and People’s Choice Favorite at Sweetest Chefs 2017, among other accolades. 

This event is open to the public, but a ticket will be required for admission. A variety of ticket options are available including VIP and early-admission. Prices range from $50 for Early-Bird General Admission tickets to $200 for one of only 40 VIP tickets. Tickets to Sweetest Chefs are on sale now at SweetestChefs.com

Other features of the 2021 Sweetest Chefs weekend include: 

  • Welcome cocktail 
  • Live baking and pastry demonstration stage
  • Live music
  • Savory food and beverage tastings
  • Door prizes 
  • An optional VIP experience
  • Much more… 

“We are excited to bring the event to the Alabama Gulf Coast this year. Not only is it a great way to celebrate these talented chefs, but a fantastic opportunity to show off the beauty of Alabama’s beaches. Previous years have brought many visitors into Mississippi to experience this unique event. Sweetest Chefs at the beach is just icing on the cake,” says Angel Lanier-White, project manager and Orange Beach native.

Sweetest Chefs helps provide scholarship dollars for deserving culinary students at the Gulf Coast Culinary Institute at Coastal Alabama Community College. Participating chefs, restaurants and the demonstration stage lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Sweetest Chefs is something I look forward to every year! Creative minds all in one place!” said Brittany Chetham, pastry chef from Birmingham, Alabama. 

Make plans now to be part of ONE SWEET WEEKEND with Sweetest Chefs and Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Buffet at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama September 17-19, 2021. Concert tickets are sold separately at Ticketmaster.com.

“Pastry chefs are an incredibly important part of our culinary experience. A pastry chef’s bread service is the first bite of the meal and their dessert is the finish, punctuating our most memorable feasts. Sweetest Chefs is a festive celebration where our guests get to enjoy the talent and creativity of pastry chefs at a whole new level,” said EATYALL CEO, Andy Chapman. 

Sweetest Chefs is produced by EATYALL, a Mississippi-based company that connects farmers and food makers to chefs around the globe. Sweetest Chefs is hosted by Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism in partnership with The Wharf. For more information, visit SweetestChefs.com and follow @letseatyall, @visitalbeaches and @thewharfoba for updates.