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Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST


Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner Center — 7901 Tysons One Place, Tysons Corner, VA


1st Place: $1,000 + prizes + spend a day with an executive chef 

2nd Place: $500 + prizes + K-Seafood goodies

• 3rd Place: $300 + prizes + K-Seafood goodies

• K-Food & K-Seafood Goodies: For the first 10 registrants

Social Media Prize: Air Fryer for the finalist with most “LIKES” by 10/15/2020


An opportunity for Culinary students and K-food enthusiasts to create a K-food dish using the provided ingredients to prepare their Korean dish.

Open to legal residents of the United States of America at least 18 years of age, culinary students and K-food enthusiasts. Contest is NOT open to professional chefs.

Finalists must be present at the Hyatt Regency on the day of the contest.

Contestants & Finalists

To enter, participants must complete and submit the online registration form at www.KfoodinUS.com. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

• Deadline to apply for the Cook-Off is September 20th.

First 10 to apply will receive a K-Food and K-Seafood gift bag.

3 Finalists will be selected from among the participants to compete in the K-food Cook-off based on the questions answered on the form. If the selected participant cannot make the date of the contest, they must forfeit and the next participant in line will take his/her place.

Finalists must submit photo images and bio for promotional purposes.

Finalists must provide consent to the KfoodinUS.com and its social media to share images, recipes, videos and information provided for this contest.


Dan Dienemann

Executive Chef, Barrel & Bushel at Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner

Angel Barreto

Executive Chef, Anju Restaurant, DC & 2018 winner of the K-Food Chef Contest

Bertrand Chemel

 Executive Chef, 2941 Restaurant, VA

Kyoo Eom

Former Executive Chef, Dirty Habit Restaurant at Hotel Monaco, DC

Judges will score each dish on presentation, originality, creativity, taste, and Korean influence.

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the contest on-site. Judges will taste and score and announce the finalists. Awards will be presented by the Ministers of Agriculture and Seafood from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

• 10/15/2020: K-Food will announce the winner of the Social Media award for the finalist with the most “LIKES.”


Please send your questions to info@kfoodinus.com

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