Culinary Competition


Please check back for upcoming Culinary Competition Events.


Cornville Culinary Chili Cook-Off

This was such a great event, especially since the 1st and 2nd place winners were the two vegan options, out of 30 participants! My entry got 2nd, and you can read more about it HERE!

I Heart Vegan Balls  Culinary Competition

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 3 PM – 5 PM

McDowell Market
1738 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006


I ♥ Vegan Balls Culinary Competition is AZ Vegan Nation’s third Phoenix Vegan Cook-Off!

Check out the sneakers. The emblem is a Peace sign with the word “vegan”

This event will place 10 amateur cooks in the vegan culinary competition of the year to claim the title of Phoenix’s BEST VEGAN BALLS.

Contestants are encouraged to make sweet or savory ball shaped vegan delights – anything ball-shaped is fair game— as long as it’s vegan.

Charity Fundraiser for Animal Advocates of Arizona.

Master of Ceremonies:

Will Tucker, 4x Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Motivational Speaker, Contributor to Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine and owner of WTF! (Will Tucker Fitness).


 Chef Jason Wyrick (

Executive chef of The Vegan Taste, the author of Vegan Tacos: Authentic and Inspired Recipes for Mexico’s Favorite Street Food, and co-author of NY Times Bestseller21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.

Kelly Pinkleton (

Arizona State Director of the Humane Society of the United States

Dustin McLaws (

Creator of PhoenixVegan.Com, The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Dining in Phoenix