Thursday, March 25, 2010

Think You Can Cook? The NRA Show Hot Chef Challenge 2010

The National Restaurant Association is calling all culinary professionals and enthusiasts ranging from professional chefs to amateur home cooks, culinary school grads and foodies. Show off your cooking skills and enter the 3rd annual NRA Hot Chef Challenge 2010 for the opportunity to experience culinary stardom during this year's NRA Show, May 22-25 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

  Last Year's Winner Kristina Vanni

How to enter: Film an original two minute (or less) video demonstrating your recipe and submit your video to our YouTube page by Thursday, April 29. Recipes must include at least one fresh produce item, plus any other ingredients of your choice. For inspiration, competitors should refer to the National Restaurant Association's "Chef Survey: What's Hot in 2010" for ideas ranging from super fruits to black garlic, ancient grains to heirloom tomatoes.

Submit video -
What’s Hot 2010 -

How to win: YouTube users will view and rate each video submission. One lucky winner will be chosen by celebrity chef and Top Chef Masters Season 2 participant, Marcus Samuelsson, last year’s Hot Chef Challenge winner Kristina Vanni, as well as a panel of food critics and foodservice industry professionals.

 Marcus Samuelsson

One Grand Prize will be awarded:
-Showcase his/ her creation and cook alongside celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson in the World Culinary Showcase at the NRA Show 2010
-The winning recipe will be featured in American Airlines American Way Magazine
-Three days and two nights at the Affinia Hotel Chicago during the NRA Show
-A special wine-paired dinner at Chef Marcus Samuelsson's acclaimed Chicago restaurant C-House, in the Affinia Hotel Chicago, a value of up to $500.

 C-House at Affinia Hotel and Kristina Vanni

Photos of Kristina by National Restaurant Association/Matthew Fessenden
Photo of Marcus Samuelsson by National Restaurant Association

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