Myrtle Beach Chef's Challenge
Hotel, Motel Restaurant Show of the Southeast

South Carolina Seafood Challenge

We Are Looking For The Best Seafood Chef In South Carolina

South Carolina Seafood Competition

Due to the many challenges of producing a safe show in the midst of a pandemic, we have elected to not have any Chef Challenge Competitions at this year’s show.

Our plans are to bring back the competitions in 2022! Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Imagine having the “Bragging Rights” as the #1 Seafood Chef in South Carolina! What a Marketing Tool! Use your skills to make the best sustainable seafood dish at the 11th Annual South Carolina Seafood Challenge, held in conjunction with the 45th Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Don’t miss the opportunity to compete for the State Title and a chance to participate in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans, LA.


1st Place: $1,000
Round Trip Airfare to New Orleans
to Participate in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off
2 Nights Lodging

2nd Place: $500 Cash

The Competition Follows the Same General Rules as the ACF F1 Mystery Basket with the Following Exceptions:

1. It is a Two Chef Team.
2. Competing Teams Must Bring All Their Own Products.
3. Teams Must Supply a Typed Copy of their Recipes and include a Picture of the Finished Product, prior to competing.

ACF Member $90 / Non-ACF Member $115

Open only to Professional Chefs currently employed by a Public Restaurant or Catering Company in South Carolina. Please complete application and entry forms for each competing Chef.
Please submit Chefs headshots to

Credit Card Form
Payment Portal

Competition uses ACF Rules

* No one under 18 years old is allowed on the floor during show hours. *

If you have any questions, please call:
Chef Robert Brantly at (919) 810-7172

2020 Winner

Chef Peter Spear
As winner of the 2020 South Carolina Seafood Challenge, Chef Peter Spear will compete in The Great American Seafood Cook-off!
Myrtle Beach Convention Center 21st Ave. North and Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Leisure Time Unlimited, Inc. 708 Main Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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