Friday: Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Satrurday: Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday: Semi-finals 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Finals 2 p.m.
In front of Kitchen Window near 31st Street and Hennepin Avenue
The Culinary Arts Competition is one of the most unique cooking battles in the Twin Cities and beyond. Accomplished chefs are paired with local artists to create a tasty dish and engaging piece of art. The catch? Each team is given three theme ingredients and one secret ingredient to use, and they only have 30 minutes to create their complementary dish and artwork. Local food, art, and media personalities judge the teams on culinary merit, artistic merit, overall creativity, and unique use of the ingredients. Culinary and creative expertise are combined to create one thrilling competition you do not want to miss at the Uptown Art Fair.
The old adage that “you eat with your eyes first” is put to the test in this fun plating design contest. Between rounds of the Culinary Arts Competition, we welcome audience members to try their hand at plating design. Participants will be given several ingredients to create the most creative plated presentation in 20 minutes. No worries, there is no cooking or tasting involved, just plating. Winners will be awarded special prizes based on the creativity of their presentation. Join the ranks of our talented
chefs, and stop by to show off your own culinary skill!