Students and faculty at the Nations Cup International Culinary Competition

Nations' Cup International Student Culinary Competition

The Nations' Cup was created in 2005 in the spirit of supporting professional and cultural learning for tomorrow's chefs. This is a biennial event structured like the “Iron Chef” TV show, where competitors are presented with mystery ingredients and given a limited amount of time to turn them into five-star gourmet fare. 

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education welcomed teams of student chefs from across the globe to the kitchens October 22-24, 2015. This year, Team Scotland won the Nations' Cup.

Photo Album of Competition

Banquet and Awards Ceremony 2015

Streaming Presentation of the Competition

Past Nations' Cup Winners:

2013 - Team Scotland

2011 - Team Canada

2009 - Team USA

2007 - Team Mexico

2005 - Team Chile

2015 Competition Schedule:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • 8 – 9:30 a.m. Appetizer Mystery Box
  • 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Hot Pasta Mystery Box
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fish/Shellfish Mystery Box

Friday, October 23, 2015

  • 8 - 9:30 a.m. Game Mystery Box
  • 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Poultry Mystery Box
  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. Hot and Cold Dessert Mystery Box

Saturday, October 24, 2015

  • 5 – 9 p.m. National Dish Dinner and Awards Ceremony