Join Us for the 2nd Annual Couples Cook-Off


We’re back for a second year of the fast-paced, hands-on cooking competition designed to give couples the opportunity to test their skills for the chance to win fabulous prizes and the title of Orlando’s Top Culinary Couple.

chirag and arti

Our 2014 winners, Arti Kalidas and Chirag Kabrawala, took home a spectacular Sub Zero wine cooler and a two-night gourmet getaway at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.

Presented by Edible Orlando and the Orlando Date Night Guide, the contest will give couples the chance to compete in one of the 2 qualifying rounds, with two winners from each semi-final cook-off advancing to the finals on Saturday, November 14, 2015. (Check out our photo recap from last year’s final).

The semi-finals and the finals will be judged by local food personalities and writers.

At each competition, we’ll disclose the night’s protein and then unveil the secret pantry of Whole Foods provisions. With the help of these ingredients, culinary savvy and some team work, each pair will whip up their killer dish within 60 minutes inside one of five state-of-the-art designer kitchens at Aggressive Appliances.

** ONLY five couples will get the chance to compete in each semi-final round. There will be two winning couples from each qualifying round. Each semi-finalist winning couple receives complimentary admission to the finals.

We have five prizes to give away to winners, the value of which total over $2,500:

  • A two-night gourmet getaway to JW Marriott, Grande Lakes including dinner for two at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen, breakfast each morning in Citron, An American Brasserie, and two spa passes to the Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Wolf gourmet blender
  • Tassimo coffee system
  • Miele canister vacuum
  • KitchenAid stand mixer

The 1st place couples will win the Grande Lakes giveaway + their choice of culinary prizes. The 2nd through 4th place winners will win their choice of the remaining prizes.

**Entry is $150 PER COUPLE with a portion of proceeds supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Entry includes all food, sit-down dinner with wine after semi-final rounds + a fabulous swag bag filled with surprises.

Couples get 60 minutes to craft their dish made with provisions from the secret Whole Foods pantry and each night's surprise protein.

Couples get 60 minutes to craft their dish made with provisions from the secret Whole Foods pantry and each night’s surprise protein.

Choose ONE Qualifying Rounds to compete in:

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:30pm

Friday, October 23, 2015, 6:30pm

*** Couples compete in their choice of ONE of the qualifying round.



Final Round: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7pm

A limited number of tickets will be made available for $15 each to those wishing to attend the finals as an observer. These tickets will go on sale Oct. 24. 100% of tickets proceeds from the finals is given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.


Who may compete in this event?
This amateur cooking competition is open to any home chef with the chutzpah to put his/her talents to the test.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be 21+ to enter and participate.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
All cooking utensils, plateware and kitchenware will be provided. You are NOT permitted to bring any food items or cooking utensils. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to drink as you cook.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Kristen with your questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes! If you are unable to attend or would like to purchase entry as a gift, please feel free to give your ticket to another couple.

What is the refund policy?
We are not able to give refunds, however, you may transfer your entry to another couple.

Jennifer and Gary Papoula came in 3rd place and won a KitchenAid stand mixer valued at $350!

Jennifer and Gary Papoula came in 3rd place in our 2014 Couples Cook-Off and won a KitchenAid stand mixer valued at $350!