Chef Registration

Read the important information below for participating Chefs and then register online. Not going to be a chef? Consider buying a ticket to the event or making a donation!

24th Annual Gentlemen's Gourmet

SAT. SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 6PM-10Pm

Omni LA COSTA RESORT - 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009

To Our Amazing Chefs!

The North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) is a non-profit organization and a mentoring network committed to helping our youth and young women in need of developing their personal and professional goals. Through your participation in the Gentlemen’s Gourmet, you are supporting our efforts in generating the financial support needed for educational and vocational scholarship awards. We invite all professional and amateur male chefs to participate in this event by contributing their culinary talents to this worthwhile goal. Professional Chefs can use this event to advertise their businesses to the hundreds of guests who will enjoy their dish(es). To ensure that each dish is judged fairly, a method of “blind tasting” will be used by our judges. For those of you with a competitive edge, the monetary awards are:

Professional Chef

First Place $150
Second Place $100

Amatuer Chef

First Place $150
Second Place $ 100
Third Place $75

People's Choice

First Place $125

Trophies will be presented in each category as determined by a panel of judges. Professional and amateur chefs will be judged separately. Admission for participating chefs is complimentary. All other guests who accompany the chef must purchase a ticket for $75. Please encourage your friends and family to attend and cast their vote for you as their “People’s Choice” chef. Historically this has been a sold out event.

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, September 8, 2021!

Special Instructions for Chefs

 ·     3:30 PM arrival time to receive instructions and setup in order to be judged. (Late Arrivers may not be judged)

·     All food should be prepared and ready to serve upon arrival at the event.

·     Each entry dish should serve 125 – 4 ounce servings  (4oz tasting cups will be provided to you).

·     Hot foods should be kept warm (please bring a multi-outlet surge protector if heating is required).

·     Please bring your own serving utensils, (fork, knife, spoon, spatula, etc.) 

·     Please bring ice or an ice chest for cold dishes.  Refrigeration is not available.

·     Please inform us in advance of any special setup needs (ex. electrical outlet, extra table, etc.)

·     Judging is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

·     Food tastings begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:15 p.m.  

·     You may enter no more than 3 dishes/categories.


2021 Online Chef Registration

Join Us! You Could Be the Next KING OF THE KITCHEN!