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The Midwest Foodservice Expo offers a ringside seat at a variety of exciting competitions. Watch as the region’s top talent prepares award winning creations in exciting, high-stakes battles!
     
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ACF Culinary Challenge
All three days
See highly creative displays as professional chefs vie for top billing in the “Cold Plate” competition’s individual cooking, patisserie/confectionary and showpiece categories on March 12-13. And then enjoy live action as culinary pros compete in “Contemporary Cooking” and hot food categories on March 14.

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Baking & Decorating Competitions
All three days
Beginner and Advanced bakery, pastry and dessert professionals are invited to compete in 10 categories in NEW! Cheese Head Cheese Bread Challenge, Ultimate Donut Duel, Art of the Bread, Out of this Dessert Table Displays, NEW! Best of the Midwest Pie Contest and Extreme Cake competitions.

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Tabletop Design Competition
All three days
A highly visual area of the show floor, professionals showcase their best table displays to win first prize in one of five categories: Most Innovative, Best Use of a Theme, Most Viable Concept, People’s Choice & Social Choice.

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College Culinary: In a Pinch
Monday
Teams of two culinarians from around the Midwest will create two courses, starter and entrée, using three surprise ingredients.

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ProStart® Invitational
Tuesday
Teams of high school students compete in two competitions: preparing a three course meal in the Culinary Competition or demonstrating knowledge of restaurant business development in the Management Competition.

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Click on the icons to be directed to the event page for more information or to sign up to compete.

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