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 from across the globe for the 7th Nation's Cup Competition October 19-21, 2017.  

2017 Competition Schedule:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Game Mystery Box
  • 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Poultry Mystery Box
  • 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Dessert Mystery Box

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. National Dish Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Past Nations' Cup Winners:

2017 - Team USA

2015 - Team Scotland

2013 - Team Scotland

2011 - Team Canada

2009 - Team USA

2007 - Team Mexico

2005 - Team Chile