The 8th Annual Vitamix Challenge

The 8th Annual Vitamix Challenge

 

 
Ladies and gentleman, start your blenders!
 
The Vitamix Challenge is your chance to rev up your blenders and throw down against the country's top chefs to win the Ultimate Vitamix Package for your kitchen.
 
Five selected finalists will travel to Brooklyn to compete at this one-of-a-kind blend-off on the Main Stage at StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs Congress on Tuesday, October 24th. All finalists will receive a $500 Travel Stipend and a 3-Day Pass to attend the StarChefs Congress.
 

For your chance to compete, submit an original recipe that ties into the Congress theme, Cook Your Culture. The inspiration may be a moment in time, a representation of your generation, the places you've visited, your country of birth, a neighborhood or even your grandma's dinged-up gravy pot. Of course, your recipe must use a Vitamix blender in an innovative, creative and delicious way.

 
All applications are due by Friday, September 1
The recipe submission should be fully composed dish (not just one component) and showcase the Vitamix blender in a creative way. The more ways to showcase the Vitamix, the better.
 
APPLY NOW
 
 
Prizes
 
One grand prize winner will receive: a Vita Prep 3, Vitamix XL, The Quiet One from Vitamix, and an additional $500 American Express Gift Certificate.
 
One runner-up will receive: a Vita-Prep 3 and a $250 American Express Gift Certificate.
 
 
Judging
 
Judges will base their assessment on the visual presentation, uniqueness of equipment technique, compatibility with the StarChefs Congress theme, and the overall taste of the dish. 
 
Past judges have included Pastry Chef Sam Mason of OddFellows (Brooklyn), Chef Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT (Washington D.C.), Chef Jaime Bissonette of Toro (Boston), Chef Jehangir Mehta of Grafitti (New York), Chef Norman Van Aken of Norman's (Orlando) and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter (New York).
 
 
Rules & Regulations
 
The competition is open to any working chef (restaurant, hotel, catering, banquet, etc.), both savory and pastry. Five finalists will be chosen to compete at the 12th Annual International Chefs Congress.
 
At the Congress, finalists will have one hour to prep. The finalists will then have one hour on the Main Stage to compete and present his or her dish to the judging panel. The blending portion of each recipe must take place on the Main Stage in front of the judges. Finalists will be required to bring their own ingredients.
 
Each competitor will have access to the following equipment: Vitamix blender, stand mixers, induction burners, oven, refridgerator, and basic smallwares.