Our participant chefs represent a wide range of backgrounds. From Michelin starred, James Beard Foundation, and Food & Wine Best New Chef award winners who own their own restaurant to the Chef de cuisines and sous chefs that help execute that success, our typical participant is on the fast track to success, an influencer in the hospitality industry, and the person in charge of purchasing and buying decisions at his or her operation.
We’re conscientious of the issues plaguing our industry. Sexism, harassment, rigidity, and representation by a homogenous archetype of the same white, male chef. Chefs driven more by Instagram followers, google alerts, and ego. We don’t care who you are, your gender, your ethnicity, or sexual orientation or identity; our question is- can you cook? Are you passionate? Can you check your ego at the door? Can you come together with 23 other like-minded, passionate cooks and create something memorable?