Cook Off Rules

On November 12th 2017, ‘The Vegan CookOff’ will be hosting the first of its kind vegan chef head-to-head competition in Atlanta, GA. The event will consist of 10 chefs competing in three heats to present their best vegan appetizer, entrée and dessert dishes.

This will be a night of prestige. Guests will purchase tickets ranging from $99 (“early bird” gallery) – $149 (VIP) and will enjoy a mouth watering vegan buffet prepared by celebrity Chef Willie Wallace from Atlanta’s Exes TV show. Along with a two hour open bar, raffle, giveaways and musical entertainment.

INTERESTED IN COMPETING?

All competitors must agree to follow the below cook-off rules and
pre-register using our registration form.

All ingredients must be VEGAN: no eggs, dairy (butter, milk, whey, etc.), gelatin, honey, meat, confectioner’s glaze, food dyes derived from animal products, processed/refined sugars etc. No exceptions.

If you have a question about an ingredient, email us.

Time is limited, so all food should be pre-prepped (80%) beforehand.  You will be given a 3×4 ft. prepping station and 5 minutes per heat to prepare your dishes and impress the judges.

Heat 1: Chefs will go head-to-head and be given 5 minutes to prepare their best vegan appetizer for the panel of judges (minimum of 20 appetizer “samples”).

Heat 2: Chefs will go head-to-head and be given 5 minutes to prepare their best vegan entree for the panel of judges (minimum of 20 entree “samples”).

Heat 3: Chefs will serve the VIP guests/judges pre-prepared desserts for their chance to win the People’s Choice Award (minimum of 50 dessert “samples”).

Bring a printed list of ingredients for those who may have allergy questions or just interested in your dish.

Make a simple sign (or an elaborate one) with the name of your dish. Be creative!

The cook off will begin at 8pm. Set-up time is between 3pm – 5pm. We recommend arriving no later than 4:30pm so you’re not rushing and can meet and bond with your fellow competitors.

Winner

The panel will deliberate for best appetizer and entree.

The chef with the highest score will be crowned “Grand Vegan”, receive a cash prize, equipment, and a chance to compete in the grand finale that will be held at a later date.

The Runner-up will be decided by the VIP guests and panel, will be crowned “People’s Choice”, receive equipment, and a chance to compete in the grand finale that will be held at a later date.