IACC 2024 U.S. Copper Skillet

Join us for the first stage of the Global Copper Skillet Competition as U.S. chefs face off against one another in IACC’s annual culinary competition. This exciting competition highlights both the artistry and skill of IACC’s finest chefs, with only two U.S. chefs (junior and senior) advancing to the second stage. At the Americas Chapter competition, two U.S. and two Canadian chefs will compete for only two spots at the final stage, the Global Copper Skillet Competition, where six chefs from Europe, Australia/Asia, and North America will showcase their skills on the main stage at IACC Americas Knowledge Exchange, March 31 – April 2, 2024. Two chefs will take home the coveted copper skillet award.

U.S. Competition Details

Chefs from active IACC member venues can compete. The IACC U.S. Cook-off will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

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

All IACC member venue chefs are encouraged to apply. There are two categories of entry:

  1. Senior category (26 years of age and older)
  2. Junior category (under 26 years).


Scholarship Opportunity for Minority Background Chefs
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 competition.

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

Register with our scholarship form by November 1 , 2024, with a brief biography and head shot.

Good luck to all competing chefs.

2024 U.S. Copper Skillet Cook-off

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