couples cook-off

We’re back for a third 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.

Presented by Edible Orlando and Orlando Date Night Guide, the contest will give couples the chance to compete in one of 2 qualifying rounds, with 2 winners from each semi-final cook-off advancing to the finals on Saturday, November 12, 2016. (Check out photos from previous competitions).

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

Orlando Couples Cook-Off

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 four 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.

Whole-Foods-logoAll food for the competitors is generously provided by Whole Foods.


We will be giving away over $3,000 in prizes. Each of the four couples competing in the final round of the Couples Cook-Off on Saturday, November 12, will win a prize.

Grand Prize: A two-night gourmet getaway to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes including breakfast and dinner for two at Highball & Harvest and two Day Spa passes to the Ritz-Carlton Spa.

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In addition, we'll also be giving away:

  • GE Wine Center Refrigerator (30-bottle capacity)
  • Wolf Gourmet Countertop Blender
  • Miele Canister Vacuum
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer


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 pantry and each night’s surprise protein.

Choose ONE Qualifying Rounds to compete in:

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30pm BUY TICKETS

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:30pm BUY TICKETS 

*** Couples compete in their choice of ONE of the qualifying rounds. Two winners from each round advance to the final.


A limited number of tickets will be made available for $15 each to those wishing to attend the final (Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7pm) as an observer. Guests at this event will watch the couples compete as well as enjoy food, wine and beer at stations throughout Aggressive Appliance‘s expansive showroom. These tickets go on sale Monday, October 24. 100% of ticket 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.