12 County Food Pitch Competition and Food Event

October 5, 2024
3-7 PM

Now accepting Pitch Competition applications! 

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Think you have what it takes to pitch your food business/idea? Click below to submit your application today!

Regional Competitors


Prize Pool


What is Food Prize?

Food Prize is a food event and pitch competition highlighting regional new food entrepreneurs. The pitch competition will be held at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel atrium (attached to Kellogg Arena) on Saturday, October 5 from 3-6 PM. Amoungst the excitement of the pitch competiton, come try foods from regional up and coming vendors at Kellogg Arena on Saturday, October 5 from 3-7 pm. Be apart of this exciting food event and try flavors from invigorating food makers all across Southwest Michigan and cast your vote on who should take home a piece of the prize pool!

Food Prize is the kick-off to Battle Creek’s Restaurant Week, happening October 5-12, 2024. Be sure to check out all the mouthwatering participating restaurants and deals happening all week long! Visit battlecreekrestaurantweek.com for more information.

Pitch Competition | 3-6 PM

With over a $40,000 prize pool, food entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas to a panel of local judges, and YOU. Have a say in who will win and have the opportunity to launch their business to the next level.

Food Prize Event | 3-7 PM

Check out regional vendors serving their food! Get your ticket, and you’ll be given five sample vouchers to try the unique offerings from the competitors. Tickets coming soon. 

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Let the food speak for itself