The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Healthy Food Expo West is offering an exciting competition for chefs to enter and have the chance to win $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure to over 100 media outlets as well as thousands of industry peers.
The Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition will select three outstanding chefs to compete at the Expo, taking place at the LA Convention Center, August 25-27.
Chefs and restaurants are invited to submit their finest and most creative meatless dish.
Submissions must include:
The recipe for a dish and a 1-2 minute video, plus a bio and headshot of the chef.
All entries will be entered on the trade show’s Facebook Page for peer voting from Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12, and the final three competitors will be announced on Monday, July 15.
Where/when to send entries?
Entries can be sent to Patricia Copela at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Rapid Fire Challenge is accepting entries until Friday, July 5th so act fast and submit a meatless dish before the deadline.
Where/when is the live competition for the final three competitors?
The Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition will take place on Monday, August 26 from 3:30 pm – 5 pm, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles.
The competitors will be asked to present a 20-minute demo of their meatless dish to a panel of four esteemed industry judges and live audience who will vote on the winner and crown the Rapid Fire Champion.
NOTE: Chefs must be available to compete on Monday, August 26 at the LA Convention Center.
Judges and Rapid Fire Emcee/Master Chef Winner
The judges for the Rapid Fire Challenge are Seizan Dreux Ellis, Executive Chef, Café Gratitude; Dana Smith, Meatless Monday Campaign Director; Leslie Durso, Vegan Chef and Wellness Expert, and Jenny Ross, Executive Chef, Tribest and Consulting Chef, Jenny Ross Living Foods.
Season 7 Winner of Master Chef Shaun O’Neale will serve as Rapid Fire emcee. O’Neale is a world-recognized chef currently residing in Las Vegas, NV. A former DJ, Shaun was crowned Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX in 2016 and completed his first cookbook in 2017 titled “My Modern American Table”. He is a self-taught chef who developed his upscale, modern American style of cooking by reading cookbooks and traveling the world.
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