Cooking Competition

The annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is a quintessentially Southern, one-of-a-kind tradition celebrating one of Georgia’s most-beloved dishes: shrimp and grits. In 2016, we raised the bar, and took the cooking competition state-wide.  Chefs from top restaurants around the state battled it out in a professional cooking competition for the title of “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits.”

The Georgia’s Best tradition will continue again for 2017. Check back soon for details and to vote for your favorite shrimp & grits.


Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits

Congratulations to the 2016 professional cooking competition winners – you truly are Georgia’s Best!