The Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition

The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Healthy Food Expo West is offering an exciting competition for chefs to enter and have the chance to win $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure to over 100 media outlets as well as thousands of industry peers.

The Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition will select three outstanding chefs to compete at the Expo, taking place at the LA Convention Center, August 25-27.

Entry requirements: 

Chefs and restaurants are invited to submit their finest and most creative meatless dish. 

Submissions must include: 

The recipe for a dish and a 1-2 minute video, plus a bio and headshot of the chef. 

All entries will be entered on the trade show’s Facebook Page for peer voting from Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, and the final three competitors will be announced on Monday, July 15. 

Where/when to send entries? 

Entries can be sent to Patricia Copela at Rapid Fire Challenge is accepting entries until Friday, July 5 so act fast and submit a meatless dish before the deadline.

Where/when is the live competition for the final three competitors? 

The Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatless Monday Edition will take place on Monday, August 26 2019 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., LA Convention Center, Los Angeles.

The competitors will be asked to present a 20-minute demo of their meatless dish to a panel of four esteemed industry judges and live audience who will vote on the winner and crown the Rapid Fire Champion. 

NOTE: Chefs must be available to compete on Monday, August 26 at the LA Convention Center.     

The judges for the Rapid Fire Challenge are Seizan Dreux Ellis, Executive Chef, Café Gratitude; Dana Smith, Meatless Monday Campaign Director; Leslie Durso, Vegan Chef and Wellness Expert, and Jenny Ross, Executive Chef, Tribest and Consulting Chef, Jenny Ross Living Foods. Season 7 Winner of Master Chef Shaun O’Neale will serve as Rapid Fire emcee.