Every year the Iowa Restaurant Association, in collaboration with The Soyfoods Council and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, hosts a statewide Culinary Competition in search of Iowa’s top chef. The dishes must include an entree featuring a specified cut of beef and a soy-based side dish or sauce. The chefs first present their culinary creations to a team of travelling judges who venture to each participating establishment to taste and critique the dish. Participating chefs then converge at the Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala for a public People’s Choice sampling event. See the winning recipes over the years!