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February 19-21, 2021 | St. Charles Convention Center | St. Louis, MO
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*Entries will be accepted from 8:00 am, January 28, 2020 to 12:00 pm, February 17, 2020.
*Not eligible if you have won in this competition in the prior year.
*Must be at least 18 years old to enter.
*To enter go to www.WWSSOnline.com. Scroll down on the home page to the link for the Inspired Chef cooking contest. Click on the link, fill out the form and submit your original recipe.
*Recipe must:

  1. Feature Pork
  2. Have a creative name for the dish
  3. List all the ingredients in order of use, using standard measurements
  4. List the cooking process, in steps, for completing the recipe
  5. Be able to prepare and plate the dish within 30 minutes
  6. Be prepared by a Mother & Daughter

*All entries will be judged by a panel from the WIL-FM or WWSS staff.
*Entries will be critiqued on originality and creativity. Each panel will choose one semi-finalist.
*Semi-finalists will be notified by email and/or telephone by Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


*The chosen semi-finalists will need to have open availability for appearing in person on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at The St. Louis WorkingWomen’s Show, located at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza. The semi-finalists must check-in prior to their scheduled performance time and be available to stay at the event until the conclusion of the event.
*Contestants must prepare and plate their recipe within 30 minutes during the competition. Semi-finalists must furnish all of their recipe products, ingredients and equipment, except for major cooking appliances, and plating supplies, including plates, utensils and napkins. During the competition, competitors will prepare four plates of food, three for the judges and one for display.
*Dishes will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Appearance/Plating
  2. Taste
  3. Tenderness, texture and use of pork
  4. Overall creativity
  5. Cooking techniques and showmanship