CDA invites chefs to join the Channel Your Inner Chef competition at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, is calling all chefs – aspiring, connoisseur, or otherwise – from across the country to enter Channel Your Inner Chef competition at O’Hare International Airport.

O’Hare’s Terminal 2 has been home to this first-of-its-kind, live cooking competition for the past five years. This year, Channel Your Inner Chef is again offering aspiring chefs a platform to showcase their enthusiasm and cooking skills.

You don’t have to be a master chef to enter. Submit a video of yourself preparing your favorite original recipe. Upload the video by February 17, 2020 to

Five finalists will be selected from the video entries and receive a trip to compete in a live cook-off in front of an audience and a panel of judges at O’Hare on March 24, 2020.

The unscripted, 30-minute cook-off presents finalists with the exciting challenge of creating an original recipe from a bounty of food ingredients available at the start of the event.

The winning dish will be featured on the menu of an O’Hare restaurant for passengers to sample and savor.

The grand prize winner also receives a VIP experience for two to the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 4, 2020, and two roundtrip airline tickets for a flight within the continental U.S.

Over the years, the unique competition has helped launch the careers of a diverse group of ambitious, up-and-coming chef talent – from a homemaker and culinary arts student to a local food blogger – and you could be next!

For more details and to enter, visit 

Source: Chicago Department of Aviation