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Stay Hungry Philadelphia: A Culinary Competition

  • South Philadelphia High School 2102 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19145 United States (map)

stay hungry is a culinary experience that fuses a connection between food, beverage, and hip-hop. 

Founded in 2015 by Syreeta Gates, Stay Hungry has been a groundbreaking innovation, bridging the worlds of rap and food. It started out as a citywide culinary competition for high school students hosted at Austin Martin HS in Queens, NY. It has since grown to be a trusted brand to wet the appetite for rap parties like Jonathan Mannion's Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary celebration and to represent for the culture at events like the 2016 Taste Talk Food and Drink Awards. Whoever thought hip-hop would take it this far? 

The Stay Hungry competitions are a division of Stay Hungry that produce hip-hop culinary competitions at different schools in various cities with students and professional chefs as participants. Each team is equipped with a hip-hop lyric that references food and tasked with preparing a representative dish for judges. One team is chosen, given an award and the title for a year. 

As a tribute to one of the best to ever do it, Chef Terrell. A. Curry, the Chef Curry scholarship is offered to rising cooking and baking aficionados who are pursuing careers in culinary arts in the flyest of ways and are working to spread their love of food to the masses. The scholarship is open during each Stay Hungry Competition tour to applicants from each participating city. The scholarship is currently open with a deadline of May 1st and interested applicants can APPLY HERE. The winner will be publicly announced at the May 20th Stay Hungry competition in NYC.

We are currently sourcing local media to attend and cover the Philadelphia competition. If you are interested in an event media pass or want to receive the media recap for consideration please contact us using the information below.

Media Inquiries:
Tanisha Colon-Bibb

General Inquiries:
Syreeta Gates