Area residents can enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge and take a food or beverage idea to the next level.
Winners in the startup category (brand new food or beverage idea) and early stage category (in business three years or less) each will receive $2,000 in seed money from Reliable Water Services, a $1,000 scholarship from Ivy Tech Community College, $1,250 in kitchen design services from Zesco.com, business and marketing plan software from the Indiana Small Business Development Center and the chance for the idea to be spotlighted in local media.
Entries are due before midnight Friday, May 16, by clicking http://bit.ly/RFFIMC.
Entries will be judged by Indiana’s premier chefs, restaurateurs, financial and marketing executives and food business professionals. The top three finalists in each category will participate in a judging event, where finalists’ food or beverage samples will be tasted by judges and winners will be selected, Wednesday, July 30, at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center, Indianapolis.