Now more than ever, talented chefs need the support of their communities. Cooking Crown’s Top Oakland Culinary Artist competition is an opportunity for culinary artists to be their best and experience their dream of opening and running a successful Oakland food business. The winner will be crowned the Top Oakland Culinary Artist, will receive $10,000 in capital from food angel Shawn Tsao, and work with him as their advisor.
Enter at Cookingcrown.com. Entry to each round is free. Enter by June 12th. All are welcome to enter, but there will be a focus on pitches for fast-casual restaurants. Culinary artists that enter can currently own restaurants and dining establishments or be first-time business owners. Each round will utilize the Spotidol platform for entry, voting, scoring, and for providing feedback. Voting will be used for tie-breakers. More info is given to pre-registrants.
Judges include Shawn Tsao, co-founder of Caviar and general partner of Umai Hospitality; Min Park, CFO of Rooster & Rice; and Meche Sansores, senior loan officer of Feed the Hunger Fund.
Partners and sponsors for the competition include: Beluga Capital, Umai Hospitality, Visit Oakland, Port Kitchens, Replate, tablehopper, Sankofa Garden, and Feeding Opportunities on Demand.