Shabbat Top Chef

Welcome to NCSY's 6th annual Shabbat Top Chef and thank you for participating in this epic Jewish culinary event! Teens will meet Friday morning for the cook off, while families and friends are invited for the dinner to come taste the food and vote on the winning team!! AGAIN THIS YEAR: We have invited some of Portland's top Jewish chefs to join and vote on the first place winning team. The popular vote will win second place and also receive a prize.

Date: October 12, 2018
Cook-off Time: 8:30 am, Pick up at 2:30 pm, at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd Portland, OR 97239
Dinner: 6:00 pm, at the MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

Here is how it works:   Teams are made up of 5-6 students. Each team will propose a menu, based on a set of rules and guidelines (which will be emailed to registered teams and their parents), and then email it to Aviva Jacoby ( for approval. All recipes need to be submitted for approval by Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Once the menu is approved, we will do all of the shopping and have everything you need waiting for you to begin cooking on Friday morning, October12th. No outside ingredients are allowed! At the end of the day, everything will be packaged up and transferred (by us) to the MJCC for the dinner. For more details and information, please email

Parent volunteers are welcome to help out throughout the day. Please contact if you are able to help out with this.

**Please note, participants (who are only participating in Top Chef) must be at the MJCC for dinner at 5:15 pm.**

Cost: $36 teen registration by Sept. 14, $50 after.

$25 for dinner guests, $60 family maximum, $180 Event Sponsor

Dinner guest registration coming soon.

Registration is now closed.
Please contact for more information.