Thank you for entering the 2020 Neighborhood to Nation Contest!

The 2020 contest entry window is now closed.

Restaurants and food trucks are a vital part of the neighborhoods in which we live and the whole industry is facing unprecedented times. It’s now more important than ever to recognize and celebrate independent eateries and the role they play in our communities.

That’s why we’ve made this year’s Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest our biggest yet, celebrating the creativity and passion of independent operators everywhere.

What’s Next?

Our culinary experts and judges panel are currently reviewing and testing all entry submissions. If selected, entrants will be asked to submit full recipe details for taste testing and determining foodservice viability. Twenty national winners will be notified of their prize-winning status in January, 2021.

What will they win?

  • $5,000 cash
  • An ad in local newspaper promoting their restaurant
  • A marketing and social media toolkit
  • Promotion of their restaurant via PR, online and social media
  • Professional recipe photography


Photos taken of all 20 winning recipes will be posted on the Neighborhood to Nation Facebook page on or around February 1, 2021 for a one (1) week period.  Restaurant patrons and fans will be encouraged to “comment” on their favorite National Winning Recipe photo and to “follow” the entrants Facebook page.   The photo that receives the most “comments” during that one (1) week period will be awarded with the “People’s Choice” award and named Grand Prize Winner which includes an additional $5,000 for a local food bank in their community and a VIP marketing package for their operation, including a menu consult with our culinary team (menu evaluation, profitable takeout offerings and more)!

See official rules here and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for continued contest updates!

2019 Contest Highlights

Earn cash and media buzz for your restaurant or food truck. This could be you!

Meet the 2019 Winners

Learn more about the Regional Winners and their recipes.

National Restaurant Show

2020 Contest Flyer

Download and share this year's contest flyer


Contest Rebate

Neighborhood To Nation Marketing Kit

If you entered our 2020 contest, be sure to take advantage of these tools to promote your recipe and your restaurant’s involvement in this year’s contest!


Contest Recipe Book

Contest Recipe Book

Get inspired by browsing winning contest recipes from the past 6 years