Mystery Market Basket Student Culinology Competition

Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, November 19th, for the Mystery Market Basket Student Culinology Competition to be held at Drexel University!

Watch as 6 teams of students from technical high schools, colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania battle it out in this exciting “Chopped”-style event! Each team will be cooking for a chance to win a scholarship towards furthering their education in the Culinology, food science or culinary arts field!

Each student team will create an appetizer, entrée and dessert using 10 Mystery Market Basket ingredients, donated by our sponsors. Dishes will be judged on creative and functional use of mystery ingredients, cleanliness and sensory attributes.

The Competition: 6 teams of students will use 10 Mystery Market Basket items to make 3 meals. All 10 Mystery Market Basket items are from companies located in the NYMetro region of the Research Chefs Association.  Student and Professional attendees will be able to network with each other during the broadcasted competition at Drexel University and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer while students compete and have their plates judged.

The event begins at 3:00 for all attendees, with the winners announced at 5:45.  You DO NOT need to arrive promptly at 3:00.  It will be an open networking opportunity while the competition is in progress.


After the competition, the PaAACT will be going to the Landmark Americana Restaurant, just a few blocks away for dinner.

The details of the evening are as follows:

3:00 — 6:00:  Mystery Market Basket Competition (You DO NOT need to arrive promptly at 3:00)

Drexel University
Paul Peck Problem Solving & Research Center – Academic Bistro, 6th Floor
101 North 33rd Street (Corner of 33rd and Arch Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

6:30:   Dinner

Landmark Americana Restaurant
3333 Market St
Philadelphia, PA  19104


Attend the competition (includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer) –  $30 (Students with ID — Free)

Dinner — $30 —  Includes entree, house salad, dessert and soft drinks included. Select your entree on the RSVP form.


Remember, no-shows will be billed!



You can find additional information on the  competition and ways to support the event by clicking here:  Mystery Market Basket Competition