Show-Me Chefs is a culinary cooking competition series. Eight local and regional chefs compete head-to-head to prepare a three-course meal for a panel of judges from the Springfield culinary community. Chefs are scored based on taste and flavor profile, incorporation of mystery ingredients, cooking quality, and presentation. The winner each episode advances to the next round of competition, and the best chef from the Show-Me State is crowned champion.
Show-Me Chefs is produced by students in Missouri State University's Department of Media, Journalism and Film. Students from diverse disciplines work on all aspects of the program, from pre-production to post-production.
First Place: 2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in Studio—multi-camera or live-to-tape (Season 3)
Regional Emmy Award: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—Mid-America Chapter Emmy for Long-Form, Non-Fiction Series (Season 2)
Regional Emmy Award: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—Mid-America Chapter Emmy for Public Service (PSA) for promotional short, “Show-Me Chefs Works with Local Community.”