A unique competition that aims to connect and inspire Sodexo and Entegra chefs who understand the power of food.

Culinary
Innovation
Challenge

This contest tells the stories of inventive and hardworking chefs who understand the power of food not only as a source of health and well-being but also as a key component of hospitality.

2022 finalist Claudia cooking at the life event
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An invitation from Acqua Panna & S.Pellegrino

Always supporting the culinary industry and standing by its values.

How it works

We invite you to celebrate authentic and delicious global flavors by creating and presenting an innovative dish with personal meaning.

  • Submission
    window opens!

    Sodexo and Entegra participants will have five weeks to submit their recipe.

    June 24th
  • Submission
    window closes!

    Participants must complete their submissions by this date in order to be elegible.

    July 22nd
  • Evaluation & selection
    of top finalists

    An internal committee will evaluate and vote to choose one finalist from Entegra and one finalist from Sodexo.

    End of July
  • Finalist
    announced!

    Finalists will then build upon their initial submission for a live final round.

    Mid August
  • Live final
    round!

    A judging committee will vote and choose one winner during the final live event.

    September 25th
  • Winner
    announced!

    Overall winner announced.

    September 25th

Meet the judges

First round
Online
  • Portrait Bryan K. Chichester

    Bryan K. Chichester

    Senior Director of Culinary Strategy.

  • Portrait Delores Tesky

    Delores Tesky

    Area Executive Chef, Sodexo

  • Portrait Kevin Sennett

    Kevin Sennett

    Kevin Sennett

  • Portrait Lisa M. Feldman

    Lisa M. Feldman

    Director of Recipe Management.

  • Portrait Lynn Hay

    Lynn Hay

    Director, Culinary Operations, Entegra Performance Kitchen.

  • Portrait Robert Fitz-Gibbon

    Robert Fitz-Gibbon

  • Portrait Wes Turnage

    Wes Turnage

    Culinary Director - Campus