Guests will have the opportunity to take photos with the Celebrity Chefs, bid on silent and live auction items and mingle with other guests. Following the cocktail reception, the main event will begin! Audience members will enjoy a delicious dinner as the celebrity chefs and their teams of the top 50 fundraisers take the stage. 50 fundraisers will be split into five teams, each team led by a Celebrity Chef. Teams will compete under the spotlight to create three unique dishes, each applying the skills mastered during the Celebrity Chefs School.

Register NOW and secure your spot at the Culinary Showdown!


Event schedule

Cocktail Reception


Successful participants mingle over cocktails with fellow foodies and Celebrity Chefs.
This is the perfect opportunity for participants to get to know each other, get to see all of the sponsor activations, and scope out their Culinary Showdown competition.

The Culinary Showdown


The official Culinary Showdown competition kicks off! Chefs work with their teams to deliver the ultimate dishes before the clock runs out.
Gala attendees get to watch all of the action on stage while enjoying a gourmet three-course meal. 



Be one of the Top 50 Highest Fundraisers and you will earn your Chef jacket, your Chef apron, attend the Celebrity Chef school and compete on stage with one of the Celebrity Chefs during the Culinary Showdown.

*REGISTER AS A CONTESTANT to earn the opportunity to compete in the Culinary Showdown 2021.


  • Raise $4,000: You will receive your chef aprons and participate with 1 guest at the Celebrity Chefs School and attend the Culinary Gala with your guest

  • Raise $3,000: You will receive your chef aprons and participate with 1 guest at the Celebrity Chefs School. Only the fundraiser will attend the Culinary Gala as a guest

  • Raise $2,500: You will receive your chef apron and participate in the Celebrity Chefs School and attend the Culinary Gala as a guest

*Registration/Administration fee of $50.00 per registrant will be applied.*

Contestants raising under $2,500.00 will be pro-rated for one seat to attend the Gala portion of the event.

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Qualifying individuals will receive these incredible items:
  • Reserved entry into the Culinary Showdown
  • Company/name entered into program
  • Invitation to the media launch (if applicable)
  • Gift bag
  • Official Culinary Showdown Chef's Jacket/apron
  • Enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and entertainment
  • Meet and greet opportunities with all participating celebrities
  • A unique and memorable experience!

Celebrity Chef School


Famous Celebrity Chefs will teach qualified participants the tricks of the trade and how to become a culinary master. Participants will learn over five 30-minute interactive food demonstrations some great trade secrets on food prep, knife skills, cooking methods, and more.