Local chefs compete in Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest

MIAMI (WSVN) — Cooks competed to be "top chef" at one of the most popular food competitions in South Florida.

Winn-Dixie partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to offer aspiring chefs the opportunity to show-off their skills.

Culinary aficionados showcased their creativity before a panel of judges — including 7’s Belkys Nerey.

Contestants competed for cash prizes as well as the highly coveted first place finish