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Share your enthusiasm and knowledge by becoming a culinary demonstrator at the California State Fair. If you are interested in demonstrating and promoting your passion to our 750,000+ guests, check out the following opportunities.

Sampling Booths

2019 CA Sampling, Sales & Education Center Information & Application

These booths frame some of California’s most outstanding commodities and spotlights a variety of produce, products, and beverages made in California.

Kitchen Demonstrations

2019 Cooking Theatre Demonstration Information & Application

Share your enthusiasm and knowledge for all things food and cooking by becoming a Demonstrator at the California State Fair! Promote your restaurant, food truck, cookbook, cultural cuisine, web blog, healthy lifestyle message, or personal passion.

Cooking Challenges

Dinner 911 Cooking Challenge – Sign Up Today!

2019 Dinner 911 Cooking Challenge Information and Application
First Responders face off in a live cooking challenge at the California State Fair. Teams of two Firefighters, Police Officers and Emergency Medical Technicians will use a mystery ingredient to prepare a 3-course meal in front of a live fair audience and a panel of qualified judges.

Professional Chef Challenge!

2019 Professional Chef Cooking Challenge Information & Application
Represent your restaurant or business, compete in a live cooking challenge at the California State Fair. Individual professional chefs will use a mystery ingredient to prepare a 3-course meal in front of a live fair audience and a panel of qualified judges.

California Junior Chef Cooking Challenge!

2019 California Junior Chef Cooking Challenge Information and Application
Aspiring Junior Chefs and their Grown-Up Sous Chefs are invited to participate in a live cooking challenge at the California State Fair. Junior Chefs will create and prepare an original recipe with a California twist in one of three exciting rounds.

Postal Service Cooking Challenge!

2019 Postal Service Cooking Challenge Information Application (Coming Soon!)
We are looking for the Mail Women or Men who can really deliver…in the kitchen! Teams of two amateur chefs will use mystery ingredients to prepare a 3-course, home-style meal in front of a live fair audience and a panel of qualified judges.
To sign up, contact Ralph Petty (petty-r@pacbell.net).

MRE Cooking Challenge!

National Guard Soldiers and Military Veterans are invited to team up and challenge their culinary process by turning military-issue MRE’s and other provided ingredients into one delicious, gourmet-plated. “Meal Ready to Eat.” To sign up, contact PAO@calvet.ca.gov