This year’s Rapid Fire Challenge theme at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show in New York is desserts and all chefs are encouraged to get creative and submit their most delicious and creative dessert for a chance to be crowned the champion, receive $1,000 and bragging rights.
The event takes place March 9 on Center Stage at the Javits Center in New York City. Submissions for Rapid Fire are being accepted through Dec.2. Guidelines for submissions can be found here.
“The Rapid Fire Challenge has become a must see event during the International Restaurant Show and we invite local chefs to compete and be recognized for their creative desserts. We thank our professional judges, our partner Total Foodservice and our sponsor Boldric’s,” says Tom Loughran, vice president, Clarion UX Food & Beverage Group. “We are looking forward to receiving the dessert recipes local chefs enter and seeing who our loyal social media audience selects to compete live during the Show.”
Submissions must include the title and recipe for the dessert, and a 1-2 minute video to be posted on the Show’s Facebook page for peer voting which will take place Dec. 4-11. The final three competitors will be announced on Dec. 12, and must be available to compete in New York on March 9.
The event is sponsored by Boldric’s, who will provide the top three chefs who complete with a classic apron to wear and keep, and supported by Total Foodservice Magazine.
The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show is produced and managed by Clarion UX, and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association. The event will be co-located with Coffee Fest and the Healthy Food Expo New York and all attendees have access to all three events. Clarion UX produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events. For more info, visit International Restaurant & Foodservice Show.