ACF Culinary Competition

2017 ACF Culinary Competitions & Cook-Offs


Detailed Competition Information Available Here




Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition

Sponsored by:
Taste of Elegance and Iowa Pork Producers Association 

Taste of Elegance

This competition is open to all chefs (ACF & Non-ACF) and is designed to encourage up to 20 chefs to creatively prepare and feature fresh pork on their restaurant, non-commercial foodservice or catering menu. Each participating chef will develop a main entree recipe utilizing whole muscle pork.


Florida Pastry Challenge


It's time to showcase your talents, Chefs! This competition is compromised of two categories: student pastry chefs & professional pastry chefs. The goal for the students is to reinforce the basic execution of fundamentals (not to force them to display advanced creativity during a period when learning and practicing basic skills are necessary). The second category is open to all Pastry Chefs, they must create their centerpiece based on this year's theme "Steam Punk". They are allowed two mediums: Sugar or Chocolate. All chefs must have their centerpieces set up by 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.


Freshpoint and Harvill's Produce Farm to Table Vegetarian Signature Recipe Competition 

Sponsored by:


FreshPoint produce company and Harvill's produce company signature recipe competition is a chef's competition designed to encourage chefs to creatively prepare and feature a fresh farm to table vegetarian entree on their restaurant, non-commercial foodservice or catering menus.  The competition will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2016.