The Best Dish

Best Dish is a cooking competition where home cooks battle for cash prizes, gifts, culinary prestige, and a chance for their specially prepared meal to win the title of “Best Dish.” The show is a family-friendly cooking competition hosted by former Ms. New Jersey, model, journalist and TV Correspondent, Vanessa Elise Baker.

In a race again the clock, the home cooks prepare their signature dishes in a commercial kitchen setting and when finished, they present the completed dishes to a panel of celebrity chefs to be judged on taste, plating, and originality.

It's Time for The Ultimate Cook Off

"The Best Dish gives a platform for the novice cook to show off his or her talents while also creating great family entertainment."

Become a Contestant on the
Best Dish

If selected as Best Dish contestant you will have a chance to compete for a cash prize in a culinary cook off.


Special guest judge actively working in the culinary industry will critique you cuisine to see if it is restaurant ready.

Contestants will have a chance to win culinary gifts ranging from cookware to utensils and cooking appliances.

The cuisine from the final winner will be judged on taste, execution and plating and will be given the title of Best Dish.