Call for Chefs to Battle in 2016 Chefs Taste Challenge

Calling chefs from all 50 states: apply today for a chance to battle in the 2nd annual Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC). This annual event is currently accepting applications for participating chefs for this unique event taking place August 19, 2016 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Chefs Taste Challenge will feature ten chefs who will compete to create the best dish that utilizes farm-fresh items from a pantry of pre-selected ingredients. Items stocked in the pantry will be representative of ingredients that are in-season in various regions at the time of the competition.

Participating chefs’ dishes will be scored by a panel of renowned judges with the top two dishes being selected for Gold and Silver Chefs Taste Challenge awards. A “Fan Favorite” will also be presented based on voting from dinner attendees. All 10 selected chefs will receive national recognition for their participation in the Chefs Taste Challenge dinner event.

Interested chef participants should refer to the CTC website at for additional information and rules for the event as well as the consideration and selection process. The Farm to Table Executive Advisory Council will review all applications and select those chefs who epitomize the farm to table movement.

The deadline for applications to be submitted online via  is April 29, 2016.