The Dauphin Island Sea Lab presents its 2nd annual Forks and Corks Seafood and Science Gala on September 27 in the Estuarium. The event was created to showcase and explore marine science through the culinary arts features a unique seafood culinary art competition by area high school hospitality and culinary arts programs’ students. 

The students will transform marine science education into delicious seafood dishes to enjoy throughout the evening. Currently, there are six Mobile County Public School’s Hospitality and Tourism Program schools signed up to compete. They include Davidson High School, Alma Bryant High School, Citronelle High School, Vigor High School, Baker High School, and Murphy High School.

Baldwin County's School District plans to send several schools to compete, however, those teams have not been named as of yet. 

New in 2019, a portion of each ticket sale will go back to the participating school of the ticket purchaser’s choice. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

The World Food Championship’s Team Alabama is on board for the second year and will provide a panel of judges and a golden ticket to the top team. The winning team will participate in the 2020 World Food Championship. 

Last year’s winners, Davidson High School Culinary Arts Program, will compete in the 2019 World Food Championship alongside top international chefs in Dallas, Texas.

For sponsorship information or to get involved, contact Lori Angelo at 251-861-2141 x 7010 or, or click here.