Culinary Events

Celebrity Chef Smack-Down!
Chef Rory Schepisi from The Next Food Network Star vs. Chef Tre Wilcox from Bravo's Top Chef
Monday, June 29
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

After braving the competition on national TV, these two outstanding chefs will go head to head in a culinary brawl where the winner will have bragging rights as the Best Chef of the Southwest - the Southwest Foodservice Expo that is! Don't miss this exciting and fun competition as Chef Schepisi defends her title, which was won at last year's Expo in Houston.



BEEFlexible Challenge - The Final Cook Off
Sunday, June 28
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Four chefs from across Texas will compete in the final stage of the Texas Beef Council's BEEFlexible Competition. These four chefs will bring their winning beef recipes to Expo for the final cook off. 




      Chef Josh Watkins    Chef Dan Landsberg

Burger Brawl
Tuesday, June 30
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Texans are passionate about their burgers and there is nothing better than a great burger off the grill. But burgers are moving beyond the traditional to the, dare we say it, more fancy! Creative chefs are bringing their skills and ideas to the humble burger and the results are fantastic!  Check out two of Texas’ up and coming chefs as they compete in the Southwest Foodservice Expo’s First Ever Burger Brawl!  Chef Josh Watkins, executive chef of the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin and Chef Dan Landsberg, chef at Tillman’s Roadhouse in Dallas will bring their best burgers to the Culinary Showcase.


Best of the Southwest Pizza Competition
Sunday, June 28 - Tuesday, June 30
The popular Pizza Competition is back and will be better than ever with more competitors, more pizza and more fun! Do you have what it takes to be named Best of the Southwest?  Enter Now!

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