Culinary + Cocktail Clash

The Main Event -- Culinary + Cocktail Clash

2018 Date and Time TBA
Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo 
LA Convention Center 

The 6th annual Culinary Clash: Battle LA at the 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo was presented by Coca-Cola.  A fun and interactive cooking competition paired restaurant teams to benefit the California Restaurant Association Foundation. The Clash is a high energy cooking competition fundraiser. Industry heavyweights battle against each other in the ultimate show of skill and mettle all to raise money for high school culinary arts programs 





  • Biggest event during Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.
  • More than 500 attendees watching the action.
  • 10 restaurant teams prepare an appetizer and main course in 30 minutes.
  • Students serve as sous chefs.
  • Secret ingredients may be provided.
  • Libations, hor d’oeuvres and festivities for all.


Packed with fun, the cooking competition returned with an added bonus, a cocktail mixology competition.


To meet the competing teams and amazing sponsors, visit 

* Please note: this event occurs on the show floor of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. Admission to the show is necessary to attend Culinary Clash: Battle LA.