How to Enter


Shoot a video (up to five minutes in length) of yourself preparing a dish with your own personal spin on it.

Make sure to follow all the video guidelines available on the Rules & Regulations page to be considered.

Video submission for Phase One is now closed.


Five Finalists (from Phase One with videos adhering to our Rules & Regulations) will be awarded a trip to Chicago to compete in a Live Cooking Contest on March 24, 2020, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

What Will You Bring to the Table?


The Channel Your Inner Chef “Grand Prize” winner plus a guest will enjoy a VIP evening for two at the 2020 James Beard Foundation Awards on May 4, 2020, in Chicago and a chance to have the winning creation featured on the menu at a HMSHost restaurant at Chicago O’Hare.