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!
Vote for People’s Choice Award Sunday, Nov. 7 at 5pm
Vote for the People’s Choice Award
Who do you think should be crowned the first ever Kahala Klash champion? Vote below for your favorite contestant and tune in later to see who wins.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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