Chef Competition

Showcase your skills and culinary artistry in this prestigious competition.

Competition Overview
The Crown and $500 to the winner

2nd Place Custom BBQ Grill
3rd Place Dinner for 2 at Maddie’s Foods

Seize the Crown! April 13th

American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
This is a fantastic platform to demonstrate your culinary prowess and creativity to a wide audience. To participate fill out the form below. Additional Details will follow.

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Rules of Entry

  1. To participate, complete an entry form with your name, address, and phone number, and submit it online.
  2. The contest will be conducted April 13th, 2023. Grand prize drawing will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 18th & Vine.
  3. Information Coming Soon for Prize Winners.

Requirements for Participants:

  1. Eligibility: Open to professional chefs, amateur cooks, or students from culinary schools. Define if the competition is local, regional, or national.
  2. Registration: Participants must register by the upcoming deadline, providing their credentials and a brief description of their cooking experience.
  3. Dish Requirements:
    • All dishes prepared must be 100% vegan (no animal products including meat, dairy, eggs, honey, etc.).
    • Chefs may need to prepare a specific type of dish (e.g., entree, dessert) or a full-course meal.
  4. Ingredient Sourcing: Emphasize the use of sustainable and organic ingredients. Ingredients can be locally sourced.
  5. Cooking Time: There will be a time limit for preparing and presenting the dish.
  6. Equipment and Supplies: Equipment will be provided and we will notify participants what they are required to bring.
  7. Health and Safety Compliance: Adherence to food safety and hygiene standards is mandatory.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Taste: Flavor, seasoning, and overall deliciousness.
  2. Presentation: Visual appeal and creativity in plating.
  3. Creativity: Originality in recipe and use of ingredients.
  4. Technique: Cooking skill and mastery of vegan BBQ techniques.
  5. Sustainability: Use of environmentally-friendly and local ingredients.
  6. Adherence to Theme: If there’s a specific theme, how well the dish aligns with it.


  1. Grand Prize
  2. Runner-Up Prizes
  3. Specialty Awards
  4. Certificates or Medals
  5. Public Choice Award

Thank you for considering this invitation. We are excited about the potential of having you bring your unique flavors and culinary vision to this prestigious event. I look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our lineup of esteemed chefs.

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