WATCH LIVE ON 11.7.21!

The Countdown is On

Watch 8 Culinary Institute of America students compete in preparing Forever Oceans Kalaha in our live stream at 3 p.m. EST, Nov. 7th. They’ll be judged by celebrity chefs including Andrew Zimmern and Nick DiGiovanni in a culinary competition unlike any other. Our six celebrity judges will name a future Chef Superstar and share more than $10,000 in scholarships to four deserving finalists!

Award-Winning Judges

This year we are excited to have phenomenal judges at our event. Chef Andrew Zimmern, Nick DiGiovanni, Rick Moonen, Mark Allison, Brendan Walsh, and Cathy Holley are all joining us to decide on winners.

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

An Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world.

Nick DiGiovanni

Nick DiGiovanni

A chef on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram with over 10 million followers. Nick was selected to Forbes 30 under 30 and was a finalist on MasterChef Season 10.

Rick Moonen

Rick Moonen

Featured on multiple national television shows and a variety of magazines, Chef Moonen has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement.

Brendan Walsh

Brendan Walsh

Brendan is the Dean of Culinary Arts at the Culinary Institute of America. He was named to Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Award, James Beard Foundation.

Cathy Holley

Cathy Holley

Food expert and recipe aficionado, Cathy Holley has been publisher and editor-in-chief of Flavor & The Menu magazine since it began nearly 18 years ago.

Mark Allison

Mark Allison

A native of England who has worked around the world in culinary arts for over 40 years. From authoring multiple books to appearing on TV, Mark is an influential leader in the cooking industry.

Meet Your Finalists

These exceptional young chefs from CIA campuses nationwide will be competing. See them in action during this exclusive livestream event.

Justin Kramer

Justin Kramer

Nadia Gonzalez

Nadia Gonzalez

Bryce Gordon

Bryce Gordon

Mehak Rawal

Mehak Rawal

Maximiliano Right

Maximiliano Right

Gakuyu Suzuki

Gakuyu Suzuki

Colin Shillingburg

Colin Shillingburg

Helen Zhao

Helen Zhao

Scholarships

First Prize: Scholarship of $5,000

Second Prize: Scholarship of $3,000

Third Prize: Scholarship of $2,000

The People’s Choice Award: Scholarship of $1,000

 


Timeline

Entry deadline for videos – September 13 through September 28

8 semi-finalists announced – October 1

Development of recipe with CIA mentors – October 4 through November 5

Finalist recipe submission – October 29

Finals – November 7