Cooking Competitions

An Unknown Salaryman Wins The Tokyo Ramen Show, Gives Away Prize Money

Takeo Kanda, ramen lovers. Remember that name.
Nov 6, 2014 10:30 am

Every once in a while, we’ll come across a story that restores our faith in humanity. The noodle-slurping side of humanity, at least. The annual Tokyo Ramen Show was more popular than ever this year, drawing the most visitors ever in its history. The results, however, were anything but standard. 

Bocuse d'Or Team USA's 2015 Goal: Bring Home The World Championship

Chefs Keller, Boulud zero in on the gold medal
Feb 6, 2014 12:30 pm

Last night, the 2015 Bocuse d'Or team was introduced at Williams-Sonoma in New York's Columbus Circle by Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud, two legendary chefs on the Team USA board of directors. The team features Chef Philip Tessier and Commis Skylar Stover of the French Laundry, who made it clear they fully plan on standing atop the podium in Lyon. The details, after the jump.

Introducing Team USA For Bocuse D'Or 2015

Pair of French Laundry chefs are going for the gold
Dec 18, 2013 2:00 pm

The USA will soon take another stab at their first gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or, the biennial world chef championship in Lyon, France. The pairing was announced this morning, over a year before the final stage of the competition in January 2015. Read on.

Results From The Weekend’s Smoke At ICC, An Old Fashioned Barbecue Brawl

Ten teams competed for ultimate bbq bragging rights
Sep 30, 2013 10:00 am

Ten competition barbecue teams traveled from Texas, Vermont, New Jersey and New Orleans to compete in four categories barbecue categories at this weekend's Smoke at ICC at New York’s Pier 57. And the winner was...

Meet Psy’s $40,000 A Month Gangnam-Style Personal Chef

Brazilian chef Ricardo Caput has the right moves
Aug 12, 2013 12:00 pm

The winner would be given a 12-month contract (some serious Cheddar) and asked to tour the globe, preparing the singer’s favorite foods: bibimbap, mandoo (dumpings) and barbecue short ribs. But who is this guy? He's Brazilian to start.

The K-Food World Festival Wants To See Your Best Kimchi-Inspired Cooking Moves

You can win a trip to Korea!
Jul 10, 2013 9:02 am

Korean food is sort of having a little moment these days (certainly not as much as Thai; see here and here and here). But as we’ve covered on this site, there is much more to thinking about Korean than barbecue. See: 7 Korean Restaurants That Think Outside The Lettuce Wrap. With this in mind the having a little moment in mind, the Korean Culture Service New York, in congruence with the Consulate General of Korea, is hosting a cooking competition that will send one winner to represent America at the K-Food World Festival in Seoul in August. Details right this way.

Adam Sobel Named Grand Cochon Champion

San Francisco chef is the new Prince Of Porc
Jun 17, 2013 3:01 pm

After over 30 dishes, judged by the likes of Andrew Zimmern, Jenn Louis and David Burke, a single champion was crowned the new Prince Of Porc. Ladies and gentlemen, Adam Sobel of RN74 in San Francisco is your new champion. And what did he serve?

The Cookie Recipe That Caught The Eye Of Jacques Torres And Dorie Greenspan

Portofignos creation voted to pair best with Port
Apr 23, 2013 3:46 pm

Port company Fonseca recently announced the winner of its BIN 27 Port & Cookie Rumble contest, with Maureen Dudgeon of Kansas City taking home the grand prize for her “Portofignos” cookie creation. As part of the competition, cookie lovers nationwide were invited to submit their favorite, original cookie that pairs best with BIN 27 Port. The winning recipe, after the jump.

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