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2019 Culinary Challenge

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 faced off against the clock to prepare a creative entree, featuring the mandatory protein, venison saddle, to create an appetizing and inviting plate. See rules for more information.

The Culinary Challenge is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The 2019 National Culinary Challenge will take place on July 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado during NACUFS 2019 National Conference. 

Forms for Mid-Atlantic competition held 1/15/19 are available here

Forms for all other regional competitions will be available 9/21/18.