Now Through November 6 Chefs Can Submit Photos of Their Signature Dish For The Opportunity to Secure a 2021 Restaurant Space at ‘The Hall’ Location of Choice 

Tampa – October 12, 2020 – The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit by this year’s pandemic and The Hall – the hottest and most popular dining experience in the South –  is expanding its team by inviting chefs, bakers, mixologists and craft food artisans to submit their culinary highlight to earn a highly-coveted vendor spot at The Hall location of their choice. From now through November 6, all are invited to visit and submit a photo of their signature dish of choice, a short bio and restaurant concept for consideration. 

“Chefs and culinary artists are the heartbeat of our social connection, creating memorable experiences and meaningful conversations through creativity and delicious food,” said Jamal Wilson, owner, The Hall. “The food industry has always been challenging to break into – we want to lower these barriers. There’s so much culinary talent available and we’re excited to offer an opportunity to help established and emerging chefs live their dreams.”  While applicants are urged to enter to win, The Hall is also providing pre-approved financing packages for talented chefs to join their top tier culinary talent with a vendor stall of their own.

The Hall is revered for revolutionizing the food hall concept through a dining experience guided by hosts to greet and seat, and servers to curate your culinary tour in a posh, upscale atmosphere. In addition to savoring food and drink from the most talented chefs around, there are private spaces to host events of all sizes from weddings to corporate meetings.

The Hall is looking for the next great culinary talent to join its ranks as the brand expands nationwide. Those seeking to enter the contest can expect the following:


  • Open call for entries: October 12 – November 6
  • Fan voting: November 16 – November 22 
  • Winner Announced:  December 1


Since its launch, The Hall has set the tone for the elevated culinary experience in the south.  The initial location in Tampa, FL – The Hall on Franklin –  features seven unique chef-driven concepts under one roof, with dining options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. The popularity of the concept resulted in three additional locations that will debut soon: Orlando’s The Hall on the Yard and an Atlanta location both slated to open the first quarter of 2021.  The third location is slated to open the second quarter of 2021 in Midtown Tampa and a fourth location will debut in Nashville in late 2021.  

To enter for a chance to win a restaurant space in The Hall location of your choice, please visit . Follow along with The Hall on Instagram and Facebook @TheHallOnFranklin. 

To speak with Jamal Wilson, owner of The Hall, please contact Brittany Ward at 

About The Hall 

Since 2017, The Hall has revolutionized the Food Hall dining concept. Founded by former professional athlete and BIPOC entrepreneur Jamal Wilson, The company’s signature Taste Architects guide patrons through a cultivated culinary experience to taste the best that area chefs have to offer. With menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, The Hall offers an upscale atmosphere for maximum comfort. Guests are able to leverage available coworking and event space to suit their needs, and can even purchase interior design elements for comfort in their own home. The warm reception to the company’s first location, Tampa’s The Hall on Franklin – led to a second location in Orlando – The Hall on the Yard – and a third location in Atlanta, both slated to open in the first quarter of 2021, with the third location coming to midtown Tampa in Q2 of 2021. The company plans additional expansion to Nashville. For more information, please visit

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