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Connecting local Chefs to local communities

 
 
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About This Project

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Urbanspace and Citi present "Urbanchef" a New York challenge to uncover the next best Urbanchef in the Fast Casual Dining category

Geared towards emerging culinary entrepreneurs, the Urbanchef Challenge is a creative
competition to interpret the market experience through imagination and a wide range of food within the Fast Casual Dining category.

The competition aims to bridge the current chasm between entrepreneurs selling at weekends markets and the ones committing to long term to a bricks and mortar contract, by supporting the growth of New York’s hidden culinary talents with an easy entry opportunity.

How It Works

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The Urban Chef Jury will select the top three food concepts from the submitted entries to have them compete in our three largest pop up markets around NYC. The three finalists will each be placed in one rent free booth in one of our pop up markets. After the duration of the markets the jury will then select a winner who will be rewarded with a 6 month rent free booth at Urbanspace @ 570 Lexington. Urbanspace @ 570 Lexington is our newest and one of our most sought out locations.  

what do you need?

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What does it take to be a successful vendor in an Urbanspace market? Our most successful vendors are community-driven food concepts that have equal parts sustainability as they do uniqueness. These fast causal concepts also need to have the ability to be scaled from serving 10 people to 10,000 people which is no easy task. As our company builds itself on entrepreneurial spirit we prefer our vendors locally source themselves to build stronger communities.  

ELIGIBILITY

In order to enter the contest, you have to be a resident of the five Boroughs of NewYork and must be 18 or older.
 

SUBMISSION

To be eligible, each Submission must strictly read and comply with all the criteria and rules of the contest. Online entry using our online submission form is the quickest and easiest way to submit your work. Urbanspace is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, delay in transmission. Mail-in entry must be sent to the following address:

Urbanspace
Attn. Urbanchef Challenge
80 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 1818
New York, NY 10011

Urban Space accepts no responsibility for submissions lost, delayed, damaged, defaced, ormislaid, howsoever caused.
 

CONTEST PERIOD

The Contest begins on July 1, 2018 at 6:00 A.M. (EST). The Contest ends on July 27, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time (EST).
All questions can be e-mailed to urbanchef@urbanspacenyc.com by July 26, 2018.

 
 

The Jury

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Broadway Bites

Located in Greeley Square, this pop up food market is a smash hit in Midtown Manhattan.

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Mad Sq Eats

Located in Worth Square, in the shadow of the historic Flatiron building is this lively lunch destination.

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Garment District

Just south of Times Square, this pop up food market is located along on of New York's most lively thoroughfare.