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    [ Contest is not open to professional chefs ]

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    I am a K-Food Enthusiast

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    All questions must be completed to qualify :

    1. Why do you want to enter the K-Food Cook-Off?

    2. Why would you be a good contestant?

    3. Where did you learn to cook?

    4. How familiar are you with K-Food?

    5. Tell us your favorite K-Food experience.

    6. Who is your favorite chef and why?

    7. If you win, how would you promote K-Food?

    5 Finalists will be selected to compete in the K-Food Cook-Off. Selection will be based on the responses to the questions above. If the contestant chosen is not available on the day of the contest the next contestant available will be chosen.

    By clicking Submit, I authorize KFoodinUS to use my information if I am selected as one of the 5 Finalists for the K-Food Cook-Off, including photos and videos, for online and social media marketing purposes.


    • Cook-off is open to K-food enthusiasts and culinary students
    • Must be 18 years old or older and a legal resident of the USA
    • Cook-off is NOT open to professional chefs
    • Selected contestants must be available on the day of the contest to appear in person onsite
    • Must consent to use of your likeness in images and videos related to the K-food Cook-off, which will be used for promotional purposes only on and its social media pages



    • To enter submit the completed application form on by Monday, September 18, 5:00 PM
      *Incomplete forms will not be accepted
    • Submit a headshot, short bio and your reason for entering the K-food Cook-off
    • 5 contestants will be selected based on their responses to the questionnaire and a fully completed application


    Awards Ceremony

    Applications Open: Monday, August 7 at 9:30 AM (EST)
    Applications Close: Monday, September 18, 5:00 PM (EST)
    Announce Contestants: Wednesday, September 20, at 12:00 PM (EST)




    Kevin Tien
    James Beard Award Nominated and RAMMYS 2023 Chef of the Year

    Mark Chang
    Chef, Cookology Culinary School

    Jerome Grant
    Executive Chef, JACKIE

    Charles Kim
    Area Manager, RNDC

    Event Hosted by

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Korea-100
    Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs-100


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