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“It’s the best $25.00 you will ever spend if you love cooking contests!”  -Laurie Lufkin, CCC member

“Cooking Contest Central is THE first place to go for contest info. I’ve been a member since Day 1 and highly recommend if you’re a newbie!”  -Lynne Laino, CCC Member

“JOIN!  It is by far the best investment I have ever made. For $25, you have access to more contests than you have time to enter. They are well organized and have all the info you need at a glance.  You will not regret joining.” -Pam Correll, CCC Member>

Welcome to Cooking Contest Central® (CCC as we like to call it), the premier website and online community for cooking and recipe contest enthusiasts.

Join the country’s largest tight-knit community of contest lovers.  Our members gain access to hundreds of international, domestic, and local contests spanning culinary genres and levels; insider strategies and tips; exclusive opportunities; robust recipe collections; supportive community forums; and weekly newsletters.  In fact, 95% of CCC members say their top reasoning for joining was to gain easy access to and information about cooking contest opportunities.  The annual subscription is just $25.

Both seasoned and first-time contesters, our passionate and dedicated members have won millions of dollars in cash and prizes; published cookbooks; opened restaurants; and appeared on national television.  In fact, 65% of members have won between $1,000 and $100,000 in cash and prizes from cooking contests with 20% of members having won more than $25,000!

Cooking Contest Central efficiently curates all the information necessary to turn your culinary and creative talents into real money. Millions of dollars in cash and prizes are up for grabs through recipe contests every year, and the first step to winning is knowing where to find the contests. That’s where we come in! CCC is the one-stop hub providing up-to-the-minute information on the latest contests, as well as tips for entering, strategies for winning, community support, and lots of fun along the way.

That’s what makes this website and online community so special. We are a tight-knit group who support each other in all our cooking contest adventures. Some are seasoned contest veterans and others are new to the group, excited to test their culinary skills. Everyone is welcome with open arms! We are here to help you enter and help you win.

Membership includes:

  • Contest Lists:  Our members-only database is comprised of the most up-to-date cooking and recipe contest listings.  They are organized by deadline for your convenience and divided into easy to navigate categories.
  • Contest Alerts:  When a new contest is announced, our members know right away through our member newsletter.
  • Winning Recipe Archives:  Browse our extensive archives of award-winning recipes dating back to 2004.
  • Exclusive Members-Only Contests:  Periodically CCC will team up with a sponsor to host a recipe contest exclusively for our membership.
  • Member Forums:  This is where you can ask questions, support each other and make great friends.

Subscription Fee:

Annual membership dues are $25 per year.  For the cost of a cookbook you will have access to information that can win you endless cash and prizes!

More information:

Take a look around if you want to learn more about contests and our community. Read about some of our most successful members who have been inducted in the CCC “Hall of Fame” and be sure to read the latest posts on the Cooking Contest Central blog.

Be sure to check out our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and follow our official hashtags #RecipeContest and #CookingContest.  If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us here.

 Join Today:

What are you waiting for?  Time to get cooking and cash in!  Register today for instant access to everything Cooking Contest Central has to offer.

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