Kabuki - Bay County

Save the Date for our 2024 Kabuki: Hibachi Showdown: November 7th!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and Osaka Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar in Panama City Beach host local celebrities to cook for their guests. The chefs dress in their theme of choice for the event, show off their cooking skills at Hibachi tables and entertain guests with fanciful skills. Celebrity Chef’s "theme" their tables of ten. Costumes are highly encouraged. Guests have fun by harassing their chef and competing for "Best of" tables – a hysterical evening of fun, food, knives, friends, steak, chicken, Japanese noodles, and theatrics…all for a good cause.

Event includes cocktail hour with beer/wine, steak or chicken dinner to include: soup, salad, fried rice, Japanese noodles, vegetables, & non-alcoholic beverage with meal.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, chefs, and supporters for a successful 2023 Kabuki: Hibachi Showdown!

2023 Awards
Golden Tip Award – Chef who collects the most tips by the end of the dinner: David Hornkohl
Samurai Sword Award – Chef with sharpest culinary skills: Larry Bailey
Kabuki Award – Table with the best costumes/theme: Will Cramer
Sumo Award – Chef that most ‘wrestles’ with his/her food: Les McFatter
Geisha Award – Chef that best ‘caters’ to his/her guests: David Powell

If you are interested in learning more about Sponsorship Opportunities contact Lori Oswald at loswald@bbbsnwfl.org

Thank you to our 2023 Presenting sponsor:

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