Marchand's Bar & Grill, St. Petersburg
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg
About Chef Ross and Marchand's
One of the most popular restaurants in downtown St. Petersburg, the award-winning Marchand’s Bar & Grill offers the finest in American dining and features a sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood and succulent cuts of meat accented with a unique mix of Florida and Caribbean flavor.
Chef Ross, formerly the chef at Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, is the 2015 winner of Top Local Chef and he is back to reclaim his title.
"I will win with hard work, skill and dedication," he writes. "I am a fierce competitor. I move with precision and confidence. Losing is not something I do. I love the heat of the moment and will back down to no one."