NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open 10/12/20 – 12/31/2020 to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 upon time of entry. (1) prize available to be won, consisting of: (1) dedicated vendor space at The Hall location of choice for six months. Full rules:



The 2020 Chef Search (“The Search”) is described in these Official rules. The Search begins at 12:01am ET on October 12, 2020 and ends 11:59pm on December 31, 2020.. For the purposes of the contest, each “day” begins at 12:00 pm ET and ends at 11:59pm ET. Void where prohibited. 

  • Eligibility: The Search is open to legal residents of all fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees of The Hall and other companies associated with The Search and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion industries, as well as the immediate family and household members of each employee are not eligible. The Search is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations. 
  • Sponsor: The Search is Sponsored by “The Hall” located at 1701 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602
  • Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in The Search  constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of The Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning The Search  is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements set forth within. 
  • Search Period: The Search begins at 12:01am ET on October 12, 2020 and ends on December 1, 2020 at 11:59pm ET (“The Search Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after The Search Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted during the following time frames via the following methods:

      1. Open Entries (October 12 – November 6) – submissions will be considered complete and eligible for consideration if all the following parts are included:
        1. Image of and Name Signature Dish 
        2. Headshot of Entrant 
        3. Entrant Bio 
        4. 500 word max description of Restaurant Concept
        5. Contact information – phone / email 

  • Finalist Notification (Week of November 23) – three (3) submissions will be chosen to enter into the finalist stage. Winners will be notified on or around November 11and will have 48 hours to accept advancement to finalist phase 
  • Open Voting (December 1 – December 31) – Finalist phase which consists of Online Voting from the public. Public will vote on  for their favorite finalist.
  • Winner Selection: On or around January 15, Sponsor will determine the winner of The Search via a sponsor-selected panel. Public vote will factor into 30% of winner selection. 
  • Winner Notification: Winner will be notified on or around November 24 by email and phone. Winner will have 2 days (48 hours) to accept the prize. Winner will be asked to participate in interviews the week of January 22nd upon request. 
  • Prizes: Selected Winner will receive: 

      1. (1) Dedicated Restaurant Space for a six-month time period at The Hall location of the Winner’s Choosing 
      2. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prizes are the responsibility of the winners

  • No Cash Value equivalent available 
  • Right to Void/Suspend/Modify: Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify The Search, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Search, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Search, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) terminate the Search, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Search, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Search, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Search, the Search Website, violates the Official Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  • Limitation of Liability and Release: By participating in this search, entrants agree that The Search entities and sponsor have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for, any injuries, losses or damages of any king (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages) to persons or property resulting from The Search  including the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of The Prize, or the merchandise for which it is redeemed (if applicable). Further, by participating in this search entrants agree that sponsor and the promotion entities have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages) to persons or property resulting from: A) Entry or participation in The Search or B) Any claims based on personality or privacy rights, defamation or merchandise delivery. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you. Without limiting the foregoing, the Promotion Entities, Sponsor and any of Sponsor’s other suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in The Search, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the search; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, online systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any messages to be received by Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (h) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY RELEASE: Sponsor and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information you provide when you enter the Search for the purposes of administering the Search and prize fulfillment. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, city/province/territory of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns and licensees may conduct relating to the Search in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, and hereby releases Sponsor and the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
  • . GENERAL CONDITIONS: All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned and no correspondence will be made with or entered into except with selected entrant(s). By participating in the Search, each entrant agrees that the Search Entities have not made, with respect to each of their own products/services provided as a prize or part thereof (if applicable), any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Search  is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate or necessary to comply with applicable law. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SEARCH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SEARCH  IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  • WAIVER: By participating in this Search participants (or their parents/legal guardians if participants are Minors) waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys’ fees or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to enter. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials or notifications and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
  • Disputes/Choice of Law: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Florida, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages“), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Florida State law, without reference to Florida’s choice of law rules, governs the Search and all aspects related there to.