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State & National Collegiate Veal Culinary Competition

February 1 - March 18

What: A collegiate competition utilizing veal as the protein
Who: Current students in culinary classes or programs
When: Opening February 1st, submissions due March 18th
Theme: shareable appetizer or small plate for 2-3 people

A chance to win up to $1,500 in scholarships per person

Beef Checkoff funded Veal – Discover Delicious in partnership with multiple State Beef Councils, is offering collegiate culinary programs the opportunity to participate in a veal learning experience and a culinary competition. The competition allows collegiate culinary students to learn about veal production virtually and get creative with veal in the kitchen.

One submission will be chosen at the state competition level, state winner will receive $500 in scholarship money and the chance to have their recipe featured on the national platforms of State winners will be entered into the national competition for the chance to win an additional $1,000 in scholarship money and national recognition. Students can work individually or in teams of 2-3 to develop a creative new recipe. Scholarship money will be awarded per individual or team member! (EX: each team member at the state level will receive $500 in scholarship money) Students may also submit multiple entries!

Project Steps:

1. Learn about Veal Farming: watch our virtual veal farm tour on YouTube to learn about veal and how veal is raised. Complete pre and post video surveys (THIS IS MANDATORY FOR COMPETITION)
2. Recipe Development: All recipe submissions will be created on students’ home campuses or residence and submitted via Dropbox or email by March 18, no exceptions
3. State Winners will be notified by March 25
4. All State Winners will be automatically submitted to the National Competition
5. National competition winner will be announced April 1, 2022

For recipe evaluation rubric, competition requirements, and competition checklist download the full document here!

For an example of FY21’s winner, click here! For more information or questions on how to enter, email Ashley here!

Here is an example report for reference!


February 1
March 18


Ashley Russell
High Quality Meat Starts at the Farm -Discover the Farm!
Funded by the Beef Checkoff.