Chef Battle FAQ

You’ve watched cooking competitions on tv, and now, you can be a part of the action. Watch, taste and vote at our Chef Battle Tournament Series!

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I guaranteed a seat?

No, not unless your ticket specifies there is a seat. Our events are meant to be interactive, so we encourage guests to visit the different stations. Most chefs are stuck in the kitchen and we rarely get to see them, so take this opportunity to watch their skills and ask questions about what they are doing!

Will I have to wait in line?

Yes. The chefs are preparing tastes for you to have the best experience, so expect to wait. Most chefs are stuck in the kitchen and we rarely get to see them, so take this opportunity to watch their skills and ask questions about what they are doing!

How should I get in line?

Each station will have a line, so grab a bite from one station, then go to the next station line of your choice. Think of going to a fair where you’d visit each stand individually.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive at the start time. We won’t open doors before that.

Should I eat before?

The event isn’t meant to be a full meal, but to provide you with a live event/show experience.

How will I know what’s going on?

We have a host that makes announcements through the event to guide your experience. Please make sure to pay attention because he/she may be saying you won a prize, and you certainly don’t want to miss that or he/she will be giving safety instructions.

Will food be served to me if I have a seat?

No, all guests are expected to get the bite from the chef’s station.

If I purchased a seat will I have a better view?

We don’t guarantee views. Some guests want a seat so we provide that as an option.

What chefs are participating?

We’ll add participants to this page and/or social media, as we receive them. Please take a look at our past participants and types of food to give you a sense of the event. Chefs are subject to change without notice.

How many chefs will compete?

Battles can be as little as 2 chefs. Typically, we have 3-5 chefs.

How big is my sample?

Chefs are only giving you a taste, so one bite.

Will I receive samples from all the chefs?

Most of the time, yes. Since it is a timed event, there may be some chefs that crack under pressure and can’t deliver, which is why we have plenty of chefs. If they can’t make the samples in time, then they won’t get your vote, so they try their best!

What types of food are served?

Due to the nature of the event, the chefs decide what dish to make. We advise that you ask the chef about the dish before sampling if you have any dietary or allergy restrictions.

Are children allowed?

Yes, but no strollers are allowed.

Are their discounts for children/seniors?

No. We do not offer discounts for age groups. Children under 3 are free.

How do the chefs know what’s going on and how they are being judged?

The chefs receive a competitor’s kit that includes the rules and judging criteria before the event. In addition, we have a conference call to review the event details, including the timing and quantity of samples to be made. The chefs agree to competitor terms when they register.

What’s the refund policy?

All sales are final. Promotions & discounts don’t apply to previously purchased tickets.

How can I contact the organizer with further questions?

[email protected]

DISCLAIMER: Items may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. The attendee assumes all risks by consuming samples and Social Power Hour, and competing chefs, sponsors, and partners are not responsible for any illness. Due to the safety of our all guests in a live cooking environment, we require all attendees to follow our staff’s instructions. We have the right to ask you to leave if you are not following instructions, harassing or being disrespectful guests or staff, disrupting the event, intoxicated, and refuse to comply with our production of the event without any refund of any kind.