IACC 2022 U.S. Copper Skillet Cook-off – Chef Registration

IACC recognizes the vital role that food service plays in delivering exceptional meeting experiences. As a result, we are proud to announce the Annual Copper Skillet Global Chef of the Year Competition.

This competition is designed to highlight the artistry and skills of IACC-member chefs from around the world and to honor their contributions to our shared goal of providing an outstanding conference experience.

There are two categories of entry:

  1. A senior category (26 years of age and older)
  2. A junior category (under 26 years).

Both categories compete in the same cook-off, with the same competition rules. Chefs will first participate in their country competitions and winners will then go on to compete in a Chapter Cook-Off (Americas, Europe and Asia Australia Pacific), culminating in a Global Copper Skillet Final taking place at the IACC Americas Knowledge Exchange April 3-5, 2023, at the JB Duke Hotel, Durham, NC.

The IACC U.S. Cook-off will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at the JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Dr. Durham, NC.

Competition Guidelines

Please read the Copper Skillet Competition Guidelines for a timeline, competition rules and more.

Scholarship Opportunity for Minority Background Chefs to compete in the 2022 U.S. Copper Skillet Cook-off

IACC is committed to leading meaningful social change where everyone is included. To support this mission, we want to ensure there is equitable access to the U.S. Copper Skillet Cook-Off.

If you represent a historically marginalized community (person of color, woman, LGBTQ+, disabled person), we encourage you to apply for the cook-off here. The inclusion scholarship from the IACC Foundation will cover airfare, registration fee and one-night hotel stay.

Register with our scholarship form by September 30, 2022 with a brief biography and headshot.

IACC wishes all competing chefs the best of luck.

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