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Taste Bud’s Best Chef Competition Is Announced

Taste Buds TV Show and Simply Clear Marketing and Media are rolling out the first Best Hidden Treasure Chef Competition. The contest includes chef’s competing in a “Chopped” style battle at the Inspired Home Expo using a CSA box from Talley Farms.
Nominated chefs are:
Hannah and Michael Avila of Surfside Deli
Resendo Perez of Papi’s Grill
John Carswell of SLO’s Finest Catering
Cory Beckwith of Puffers of Pismo
Efren Alvares of Efren’s Mexican Restaurants
Anatoly “Toyla” Vorontsov of Enjoy Euro Deli
Chefs will receive a Talley Farm’s Fresh Harvest box of produce along with a protein from Larder Meat Company.
“There’s a couple things in here I haven’t worked with before, but I’m not afraid,” said Efren Alvares
A panel of professional judges will oversee the blind arbitrating while the attendees of the Inspired Home Expo can taste and vote for the People’s Choice winner. Chefs will be judged on use of ingredients, presentation, taste and originality. After the show, each chef will receive a full-page layout with the recipe and pictures in October issue of Reveal magazine published by Simply Clear Marketing and Media.
“I have created a Hidden Treasure Best Chef Competition because the smaller restaurants can’t and shouldn’t compete with the large ones,” stated Teri Bayus of Taste Buds, “Like my show, we feature the Hidden Treasure Chefs as a bonus of what a creative, passionate chef can do on a limited budget.”
The live event takes place on Sunday, August 27 at the Inspired Home & Gourmet Expo of Paso Robles at the Paso Robles Event Center from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Judges include; Katy Budge of Casa Festival and SLO Tribune, Robert Penaflor of Trends Salon, Rebecca Rose of the Santa Maria Sun, Gary Bayus of Prestige Business Sales, Roxanne Marie Sanders of Glean SLO and Theresa-Marie Wilson, executive editor of Simply Clear Marketing and Media.
The judge’s choice and people’s choice winners will be announced Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

Contact Teri Bayus at or at (805) 305-0579.
For more information about the show, visit

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