East Coast Canna Chef Contest

January 14-15, 2023

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2022

East Coast Canna Chef Contest

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2022

Competition Guidelines:
  • The East Coast Canna Chef contest will recognize the top Cannabis Chefs on the East Coast. Our judges include executive chefs, cannabis connoisseurs, and leaders in the cannabis industry.
  • Judges will evaluate entries in a “blind-taste-test” environment; meaning the judges will not meet or interact with contestants until after the contest results are submitted.
  • Entries are evaluated for Taste, Presentation, and Creativity
Contestant Registration Fee: $50.00 per entry
The contestant fee covers the judge’s fees and contestant registration fees. Contestants interested in vending at the event must apply separately on the vendor registration page.
Categories:
1. Entree
2. Dessert
3. Beverage
*Each category is limited to 30 contestant entries.
JUDGING METRICS
TASTE – This is what distinguishes a highly-skilled chef from everyone else. Taste judgement includes depth and richness of flavor, balance, and overall texture.
PRESENTATION – Determines whether a dish looks appetizing or not. Aside from general appearance, the presentation also serves as a display of a chef’s artistry and experience in the kitchen.
CREATIVITY – One’s uniqueness and use of creativity is another component to deciding a winning dish. A switch up in textures, application, and other unique elements in a dish is a sign of a star chef who wants to stand out from the crowd.
AWARDS: Top Chef and Runner-Up
  • 1/14/23-Chef contestant winners will be notified by text message and results will be posted on Social Media
  • 1/15/23-Awards Ceremony 11:00am
  • 1/15/23-Cooking Demonstrations 1:00-3:00pm

Top Cannabis Chef in each category

  1. $500 cash award
  2. Plaque Award
  3. Advertisements: Local News Press Releases and Social Media Top Chef Accolades
  4. One Year Complimentary Vendor Space at CannaMedShow events.
  5. Complimentary Vendor Space on Sunday January 15, 2023 with optional stage time for cooking demonstration.

Runner-Up Cannabis Chef in each category

  1. $100 cash award
  2. Plaque Award
  3. Advertisements: Local News Press Releases and Social Media Top Chef Accolades
  4. One Year Complimentary Vendor Space at CannaMedShow events.
  5. Complimentary Vendor Space on Sunday January 15, 2023 with optional stage time for cooking demonstration.
Contest Regulations:
  • Chef Contestant Check-in: 10:00am-12:00pm on Sat. January 14, 2023
  • Entries must be on the judge’s table by 1:00pm on January 14, 2023
  • All Chef Contestants must leave the judging area by 1:00pm
  • Food handler clothing is required; Hat, Jacket or Apron, and Gloves
  • Each contestant will have one standard size placement setting space.
  • Use a standard size dinner plate.
  • No branding or other information on entry. Contestants must remove identifying labels from anything placed on the judge’s table.
  • Submit all ingredients. Sponsors want recipes that consumers will want to try. Contest recipes should have broad appeal
  • Name your dish. Do not use company name or other personal identifying information
  • Contestants may not use open flame per venue regulations. Electricity will be available upon request
  • Chef food prep area with tables and electric will be provided. Bring your own equipment.
  • Retrieve your property from the judge’s table after the competition. Abandoned property will be discarded on Sunday morning.
  • All infusions must be limited to 0.03% or less, not to exceed legal limit.
  • Provide enough food or beverage for five 2 ounce servings