Myrtle Beach's Next Best Chef Competition at Zulu Lounge (Update: Winner)

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Update October 1, 2012: The Next Great Chef Competition was held this past weekend at Zulu Lounge and the winner is...

Nick Batchelder, one of the chefs at Louis’s at Sanford’s in Pawleys Island. According to Myrtle Beach Restaurant News Batchelder who presented his winning dish to five judges won the competition with a, 

"Miso Glazed Local Black Drum with Chinese braised turnips and greens in a dashi-ponzu broth."

Hop on over to Myrtle Beach Restaurant News for their coverage

Also, over at Grand Strand Happening there is some more details about the event; including interviews with judges and a breakdown of what all the competing judges cooked. 

First Report September 17, 2012: Zulu Lounge & Bistro along with the Myrtle Beach chapter of Citizens Against Spousal Abuse (CASA2) are hosting The Next Great Chef Competition to not only showcase great local chefs but heighten awareness about domestic violence. 

The competition will take place on September 28, 2012 at the Zulu Lounge which is located on Restaurant Row. 

via the MB's Next Best Chef Competition Facebook event

"The event will feature 5 area local chefs, nominated by their peers, friends and family, competing in a Food Network style cooking competition on Friday, September 28th 2012. The event will be judged by a 5 person panel, consisting of 2 local celebrities and 3 area culinary professionals. The chef with the winning dish will receive the title 'Myrtle Beach's Next Best Chef', be awarded a plaque, win a $250 prize package and be featured on WMBF News This Week. There will also be a 'fan favorite' award, selected based on ballot voting by the general public the night of the event. We encourage all friends and family of the competing chefs to come and vote for their favorite chef. The fan favorite winner will receive a 3 day/2 night Caribbean cruise for 2."

Head on over to Facebook for ticket information, for some more details on the event, including participating chefs hop on over to

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