It was a who’s who of the culinary local community, and a initial for St. Johns County.

Billed as a “Chefs Spherical Table,” a gathering of what organizer Tyrone Bennett called the “heavyweights” of the St. Augustine eating scene acquired together to communicate store, split bread and share a few laughs.

The occasion took spot Monday afternoon (an off-night for lots of in the restaurant business) at Amici Italian Cafe, where by homeowners Freddy and Jenn Underhill offered up the banquet corridor for the event. 

The grouping represented decades of knowledge from some of the most important area names — from the govt chefs for Cap’s On the H2o and Collage restaurant — to food items truck operators and personal caterers.

Chef Tyrone Bennett moderates a round table of local chefs and restaurant owners at Amici's Italian Restaurant in St. Augustine on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

But culinary pedigree apart, there was a lot more sharing than boasting, a lot more collaboration than competition among this relatives-like clan who dished on subject areas these kinds of as the industry’s troubles for the duration of the pandemic and what they seriously assume of cafe opinions on social media.

Bennett, an govt chef and founder of We Feed Inc., is also host of “The Very hot Plate” a podcast that profiles spot chefs and furnished a livestream of the event.