Contest Cook
contest lists and resources for competitive cooks

We find contests for you to enter — you spend your time creating more recipes! You'll find information compiled at Contest Cook about hundreds of contests offering winners cash or wonderful prizes.

Recipe contest, cooking contest, Bake-off®, recipe challenge, cook-off, culinary challenge, video recipe contest, even recipe rumble — no matter what the competition is called, all are fun, challenging, and potentially profitable!

Click on one of these page names for a list of contests and links to the sponsors' sites.


Contests for amateur cooks 18 or older.
These contests generally have one closing date.
Competitions for professional cooks and culinary students.
Contests for cooks under 18 years old to enter.
Contests with quarterly, monthly or weekly repeating judging cycles.
Food-related contests that do not require a recipe to enter.
Essays, photos, or videos may be required as part of the entry.