A unique competition that aims to connect and inspire Sodexo and Entegra chefs who understand the power of food.


This contest tells the stories of inventive and hardworking chefs who understand the power of food not only as a source of health and well-being but also as a key component of hospitality.

2022 finalist Claudia cooking at the life event
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An invitation from Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino

Always supporting the culinary industry and standing by its values.

How it works

We invite you to celebrate authentic and delicious global flavors by creating and presenting an innovative dish with personal meaning.

  • Submission
    window opens!

    Sodexo and Entegra participants will have five weeks to submit their recipe.

    May 8th
  • Submission
    window closes!

    Participants must complete their submissions by this date in order to be elegible.

    June 19th
  • Evaluation & selection
    of top finalists

    An internal committee will evaluate and vote to choose one finalist from Entegra and one finalist from Sodexo.

    June 26th to July 10th
  • Finalist

    Finalists will then build upon their initial submission for a live final round.

    July 17th
  • Live final

    A judging committee will vote and choose one winner during the final live event.

    August 22nd
  • Winner

    Overall winner announced.

    August 22nd

Meet the judges

First round
  • Portrait Bryan K. Chichester

    Bryan K. Chichester

    Senior Director of Culinary Strategy.

  • Portrait Jaime Lawing

    Jaime Lawing

    Product Specification Manager, Business Performance & Supplier Engagement.

  • Portrait Lisa M. Feldman

    Lisa M. Feldman

    Director of Recipe Management.

  • Portrait Lynn Hay

    Lynn Hay

    Director, Culinary Operations, Entegra Performance Kitchen.

  • Portrait Rajiv Jaggi

    Rajiv Jaggi

    Senior Manager, Culinary Innovations.

Final round
  • Portrait Richard Arakelian

    Richard Arakelian

    Vice President, Culinary NorAM Food Platform.

  • Portrait John Csukor

    John Csukor

    Director II, Head of Culinary - NorAm Entegra Performance Kitchen.

  • Portrait Arnold Myint

    Arnold Myint

    Celebrity Chef, TV Personality, Culinary Instructor and Nashville Native.