Celebrity Chef

12th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner

Featuring Celebrity Chef Amy Freeze and local strawberry growers Carl & DeeDee Grooms

Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Time: 6:30pm 

Location: Trinkle Center, HCC Plant City Campus

Sponsorship Opportunities Available/Individual Tickets $100

All proceeds benefit the United Food Bank of Plant city. 

Contact lscott@ufbpc.org for more information.


Carl and Dee Dee Grooms


Carl & DeeDee Grooms

Carl started Fancy Farms with 15 acres of strawberries with his wife, Dee Dee, in 1974. She’s been by his side every day since, and Carl’s son, Dustin, joined them in 2007.  Today they own and operate their family business on nearly 250 acres. Carl likes to say that he named their farm “Fancy Farms” for his wife – but the name is also attributed to the way they maintain their operation.




Chef Amy Freeze is a teacher by day and competitive chef and blogger by night living in Central Florida with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. With 35+ years of cooking experience, Amy is a seven time World Food Championships competitor and four time World Finalist.  After years of cook­ing for family and local fairs, Amy ventured into the world of culinary competitions in 2007. For the past 13 years, Amy has racked up wins and acclaim in live competitions, television appearances, and numerous cookbook and magazine publications.

2019 Local Celebrity Chefs Dinner featured Plant City Chief of Police Ed Duncan and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister



If you would to try the 2019 Celebrity Chef Recipe, Click Here!


 Thank You To Our 2019 Presenting Sponsors


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