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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:
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.
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.
Taste of California Education Center Educator Information & Application
The educated consumer is a powerful tool to increase sales of high-quality California products. Industry Professionals are invited to lead tasting and experience classes for fair guests on topics such as California olive oil, wine, beer, cider, and cheese.
New class topic proposals are welcome! Learn more about experience classes here.
Dinner 911 Cooking Challenge
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
Professional Chef Cooking Challenge Information & Application
Represent your restaurant or business and 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
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
Postal Service Cooking Challenge Information Application
We are looking for the Mail Carrier 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MRE Cooking Challenge
MRE means “Meal Ready to Eat.”
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-plate.
To sign up, contact PAO@calvet.ca.gov