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The Midwest Foodservice Expo offers a ringside seat at a variety of exciting competitions. Watch as the region’s top talent prepares award winning creations in exciting, high-stakes battles!
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ACF Culinary Challenge
See highly creative professional chefs display entries in the “Cold Plate” competition’s individual cooking, patisserie/confectionary and showpiece categories. Enjoy live action as culinarians compete in “Contemporary Cooking” and hot food categories.

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Baking & Decorating Competitions
All three days
Beginner and advanced bakery, pastry and dessert professionals are invited to compete in a variety of categories: cheese bread, donuts, bread, dessert table displays, pies and extreme cake competitions.

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Tabletop Design Competition
All three days
A highly visual area of the show floor, professionals showcase their best table displays to win first prize in one of five categories: Most Innovative, Best Use of a Theme, Most Viable Concept, People’s Choice & Social Choice.

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ProStart® Invitational
Teams of high school students compete in two competitions: preparing a three course meal in the Culinary Competition or demonstrating knowledge of restaurant business development in the Management Competition.

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Click on the icons to be directed to the event page for more information or to sign up to compete.

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