Shokugeki (Food Wars)

AO Fest will host a Shokugeki (Food Wars) styled competition where the best dish wins. Only one will win a $250 shopping spree, golden spatula and golden apron.

To enter fill out the application by filling out the form below.


Prejudging section:

Anyone is eligible to participate, but must have culinary experience or be a part of some culinary program or show proof of equivalent experience i.e. they were a mom and cooks for the family.


First interview and preliminary: tbd

Please allow your schedule to be free for the whole day

Location:  tbd

Time – 60 min total

45 min for cooking

15 min for judging

Ingredients: tbd

Theme: will be announced via email

Recipes will be submitted


Details of the competition and judging criteria will be revealed via email

Those that pass the prejudging event will move on to Anime Ohana  Fest


Day of event: Shokugeki styled competition

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa

time break down: 90 min total time; will be held on June 22 from 11:30to 1 pm

(subject to change with schedule adjustment)


 40 mins to cook round 1; to “shop” and cook

5 mins to judge round 1

40 min to cook round 2; to “shop” and cook

5 mins to judge round 2

Each contestant will be judged by 3 judges; 1 chef and 2 celebrities

Must create, single dish with secret ingredient

Teams up to 2  people are allowed

Once time limit is reached, all contestants must put down everything they are holding

Contestants may share ingredients if needed

All cooking will be done on induction plates, however, contestants are allowed to prepare ingredients beforehand and bring with them. Contestants are also responsible for bringing their own knives to the event.


Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you what you are. – Brillat-Savarin


Equipment and Ingredients will be provided, good luck and signup form is below. Submission of applications will close Monday, April 30th.