Food Prize Announces 2022 Golden Fork Finalists
Seven local chefs to compete at “Come and Get It” during Prize Fest
The Louisiana Food Prize has revealed the top seven local chef finalists competing at Prize Fest 2022 during a live stream on Aug. 15. These chefs will battle it out for a cash prize and the title of Golden Fork Champion. The finals will happen at Prize Fest’s Come and Get It. It is being held in downtown Shreveport during the second weekend of Prize Fest on Oct. 21.
For the “Come and Get It“ competition, each local chef will be paired with a visiting celebrity chef to collaborate to create a unique and incredible tasting. These tastings will be presented to and tasted by attendees and a panel of judges.
The judges will rate and score the dishes, and the winning team will be crowned the Golden Fork champions that evening. The local chef winner will take home the coveted Golden Fork trophy and $2,500 cash grand prize, and the celebrity chef winner will receive $1,000 cash.
Attendees can also vote and choose the audience’s choice, which awards the local chef $1,000.
“This year’s lineup of chefs shows that our town is becoming a culinary mecca, and this year’s Food Prize at Prize Fest will be an experience second to none,” said Gregory Kallenberg, founder and executive director of the Prize Foundation. “Thank you to all the chefs who participated and congrats to this year’s Food Prize Golden Class of 2022!”
Food Prize hosted two sessions of Golden Fork Dinners. Each session featured dinners from six local chefs (for a total of 12 chefs/dinners). The three top scoring chefs from each session graduated on to Come and Get It. The seventh chef was a wildcard that was ushered in by an online vote open to the public.
Golden Fork Save Your Chef online competition where fans voted their favorite into the running for the championship.
Celebrity chef pairings for Come and Get It will be determined by lottery and announced in September.
To learn more about the Food Prize finalists and to purchase tickets, visit www.prizefest.com.