HMSHost is a leader in worldwide travel dining, infusing innovation and culinary expertise into everything we do. As proud supporters of the James Beard Foundation for culinary excellence, HMSHost brings unique, creative and award-winning dishes to airport restaurants throughout North America.

Ready to show off your cooking skills to the millions of world travelers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport? Want to get your favorite dish featured on a restaurant menu at one of the busiest airports in the world? Enter Channel Your Inner Chef a unique, multi-phase cooking contest hosted by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership exclusively with the Chicago Department of Aviation.

HMSHost and the Chicago Department of Aviation launched the Channel Your Inner Chef culinary competition five years ago at Chicago O’Hare International Airport as the first ever live cooking competition to take place in an airport. Channel Your Inner Chef celebrates HMSHost’s sponsorship of the 2019 James Beard Awards.