How to Compete

  • Who can participate
    Applicants must be 18 years or older and will be required to sign a participation agreement that includes a photo/video release allowing Steel City Coffeehouse & Brewery and Ann's Heart the use of all media produced for and from the event(s). 

    Applicants must be available for all competition dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 2021.

    Applicants must be from the Phoenixville or immediately surrounding area (10 mile radius) in order to participate. They must also certify that they are NOT a professional chef, have NOT worked in and/or are not currently working in a professional / commercial kitchen or restaurant (as a cook or similar position), and do not have culinary training. 
    They are an amateur cook with skills!
  • What to submit
    You will need to submit the following:

    1. Completed application form - see button below.

    2. A picture of you in your cooking space that shows off your personality that we can use online to promote YOU!
    Please be sure that your photo does not include profanity, obscene/inappropriate imagery. This is a family friendly event!

    3. A one minute video (max time) introducing you (by name), a little bit about yourself (what makes you you?), why YOU should be the next Steel Chef, and show us your favorite/signature dish to make at home.

    4. A signed photo / video release form. To download, please visit: 

  • When to apply

    Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, May 31st, 2021. 

    Only complete applications, including the full online form, signed photo/video release, picture and video submission will be considered.
  • How finalists are chosen
    During the month of June, we will utilize your submitted photos and videos on our website and social media channels. We will ask the community to vote for who they wish to see representing the 'Home Cooks' of Phoenixville, competing for title of Steel Chef PXV!

    Make sure your picture and video capture who you are and your personal culinary style!
  • What's the prize
    The winner of each of the initial rounds will go on to compete in the finale on Wednesday, August 4th.

    The final winner will go home with:
    Bragging rights - holding the title of STEEL CHEF PXV
    Awesome prizes - including a cash prize
    • A chance to defend their title in next year's event
    • The Golden Apron
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 924-8425
35 Hall Street, STE 301
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 393-2407