Culinary Arts Competition

Plan ahead to watch one of the Twin Cities’ most unique culinary battles: The Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition. Some of the Twin Cities’ hottest chefs and most creative artists pair up and battle for culinary supremacy. Teams consisting of one chef and one artist are given three main ingredients, one secret ingredient, and 30 minutes to create a mouth watering dish and eye popping piece of art. Both the chef an artist MUST use the three main ingredients assigned as well as the secret ingredient in their work.

Advancing to the semi-final rounds is determined by a points system which will be scored  by local food and art celebrity judges. The two teams with the highest scores on Friday and two teams with the highest scores on Saturday will advance to the semi-final rounds on Sunday. The final round will pit the winning semi-final teams in a winner-take-all final showdown.

The judges will be looking for tasty dishes and beautiful pieces of art but that is not all. The judges will also be scoring based on the collaboration between the chef and artist along with creativity in the ways the ingredients are used.

Make sure you swing by the Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition Stage to check out the action.

The competition schedule is as follows:

Want to participate?

Chef application: Click here

Artist application: Click here

Kitchen Window

Presented by wedge

Congratulations to our 2015 Culinary Arts Competition Winners – Chef Chris Ikeda of Lake & Irving and artist Amanda Vallone!


Thank you to our sponsors for their support of this event in 2015.