- A senior category (26 years of age and older)
- A junior category (under 26 years).
Both categories compete in the same cook-off, with the same competition rules.
The IACC U.S. Cook-off will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Center in Dallas from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT.