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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! See what happened in 2017...
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Baking & Decorating Competitions
All three days
Beginner and Advanced bakery, pastry and dessert professionals are invited to compete in 4 categories in cake, Wisconsin’s Ultimate Donut Duel and all NEW! Art of the Bread and Out of this World Dessert Displays 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.

View the winning tables

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

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College Culinary: In the Works
Teams of 2-4 Midwest college students will develop a complete restaurant or hospitality business concept to present in front of a panel of judges.

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ProStart® Invitational
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.

Check out the the results

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