16th Annual PCA Culinary Salons of Excellence & Trade Shows


Professional Chef’s Association (PCA) | Culinary Salons & Trade ShowsEach year the PCA conducts a number of culinary salons and food competitions in major cities across the US where we bring in the top decision makers, chefs and food buyers from today's marketplace for you to market to and learn from. More than $ 20,000.00 prize money are awarded to the best chefs in the areas of ice carving, pastry competition, and vegetable competition. In conjunction with the PCA Culinary Salon, national, regional and local vendors will feature their newest and latest culinary products.

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ACTIVITIES

NETWORKING & LEARNING

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NETWORKING & LEARNING: We are bringing in the top decision makers, chefs and food buyers, with hundreds of millions in purchasing power: leading research, corporate and executive chefs, owners, food & beverage directors and purchasing directors from today’s market place.

COMPETITIONS

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COMPETITIONS: We will hold three major food competitions at each city:

  • Ice Carving
  • Pastry Competition
  • Vegetable Competition

with $20,000.00 in prize money.

TRADESHOW

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TRADESHOW: In conjunction with the PCA Culinary Salon, national, regional and local vendors will feature their newest and latest culinary products and help educate you in new trends and developments in culinary equipment.

JOB FAIR

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JOB FAIR: We bring together hiring managers and experts from major hospitality companies seeking help. Bring your enthusiasm and resume and connect with those looking to highly qualified food & beverage employees.

SCHOLARSHIPS: This year, with generous help from corporate sponsors, as wells as vendors and local corporations, the PCA will help raise funds for local student scholarships and outreach programs for the advancement of Culinary Arts.