Vote for the Bay County Local: Tina Sain in Favorite Chef

by Janet Pattison

PANAMA CITY, FL - Thursday, July 11th marks the last day to vote in the quarterfinals of the James Beard Foundation's Favorite Chef competition. This prestigious contest not only showcases the talents of exceptional culinary professionals but also benefits the foundation itself, providing critical resources and initiatives such as mentorships, leadership programs, and advocacy efforts for America's food and beverage professionals.

“Starting with 92,000 chefs and now the competition is down to 1,500. I would love to bring the title home to Bay County, and now it’s up to your vote”, shared Tina.

Tina Sain, a passionate home cook who has recently embarked on her culinary journey at the age of 62, has advanced to compete against 12 of the top culinary talents in the nation. With your daily votes, she can stay in the game and reach the coveted semi-finals. Your support is essential in this endeavor, and we urge you to share her voting link with everyone you know—friends, family, colleagues, and groups or clubs you're part of. Every vote counts, and your help can propel Tina to the next round.

To date, Tina has made incredible progress in the competition, thanks to the unwavering support of her fans and followers. As the contest reaches its final stages, she needs you by her side more than ever to face off against some of the best chefs in the culinary world. With just two more rounds to go, we're so close to reaching our goal!

Here's how you can help Tina advance to the semi-finals:

Visit the voting link:

Cast your vote daily through July 11th, the last day of the quarterfinals.

Share the voting link with everyone you know and encourage them to vote daily as well.

By voting for Tina, you're not only supporting her dreams but also contributing to the James Beard Foundation's mission to empower and uplift America's food and beverage professionals. The winner of the competition will be featured on the cover of Taste of Home magazine, cook with Carla Hall, and take home a grand prize of $25,000.

Join us in supporting Tina Sain's culinary journey and help her make history in the James Beard Foundation's Favorite Chef competition. Together, we can make a difference and pave the way for passionate home cooks like Tina to shine in the culinary world.