This live competition recognizes outstanding organization, cooking skills, culinary technique, taste, and style. The winners of each of NACUFS’ regional culinary competitions square off at the national conference for gold, silver, and bronze medals before a live audience of college and university foodservice professionals, industry experts, and ACF judges.
Individual competitors will face off against the clock to prepare a creative entree, featuring the mandatory ingredients, Cornish hen and black beluga lentils, to create a nutritionaly balanced plate. See rules for more information.
The Culinary Challenge is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).
The 2020 National Culinary Challenge was not able to take place due to COVID-19.