Trussville Social chef in running for Favorite Chef—vote now! 

Chef Wayman Clayton
Chef Wayman Clayton. (Trussville Social)

It’s time to cast your vote for Chef Wayman Clayton, Executive Chef of Trussville Social, in the Favorite Chef competition. Read on to learn more about this amazing local chef, the competition and how to vote.

About Chef Wayman Clayton

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Chef Wayman Clayton. (Trussville Social)

Chef Wayman Clayton has been in the food industry for most of his life, working with some of the best chefs in the industry. 

Currently, you’ll find him creating incredible eats at Trussville Social where he’s been the executive chef since the biz opened in October 2022. Seriously, have you seen the menu? It is stacked with belly-satisfying options for lunch, dinner and all-day Sunday brunch like sandwiches, burgers and fries, seared salmon and charcuterie boards.

During my most recent visit to Trussville Social, I ordered the Strawberry Pecan Spinach Salad. The ingredients were so fresh, the strawberries nearly exploded in my mouth and I nearly forgot I ordered dressing. It is obvious Chef Clayton cooks with love.

Now onto the competition

Some of Chef Wayman Clayton’s creations. (Trussville Social)

Favorite Chef is a virtual competition open to culinary creators of all types. During the competition, chefs show off their best-plated presentations for the chance to gain public votes and be recognized by world-renowned culinary connoisseur Carla Hall.

The competition began back in June with the public eagerly casting its vote for the Top 20. Now, there are just five chefs left in the competition’s quarterfinals. 

The winning chef will receive $25K and appear in a two-page advertorial in Taste of Home Magazine.

What does Chef Clayton plan to do with the winnings?

“I want to provide great food, that’s why I’m a chef. But, I also wanted to create a space where I can give back and teach those who don’t have the resources needed so they can find their love of cooking like I found mine.” 

Chef Wayman Clayton

Chef Wayman Clayton also said he’s always wanted to have his own food truck as a side business.

You’ll be supporting the James Beard Foundation, too

When you cast your daily vote for Chef Wayman Clayton, you can include a donation (as little as $1) that will benefit the James Beard Foundation. As you likely know, Birmingham has had many James Beard finalists and winners. Here are a few to note:

Psst—donation votes also give Chef Wayman Clayton more votes! Here’s the rundown:

  • $10 donation = 20 votes
  • $25 donation = 50 votes
  • $50 donation = 100 votes
  • $100 donation = 200 votes

Cast your vote!

Originally holding strong in first place at the beginning of the competition, Chef Wayman Clayton now holds the #4 spot. Let’s get him back to #1—cast your vote daily here

The winner will be announced on on or around August 25.

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