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Yo Stay Hungry Culinary Competition: New York (Middle School Edition)

  • Highland Park Community School 528 Ridgewood Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11208 United States (map)

Yo stay hungry is a culinary competition that fuses hip-hop with food and beverage.

Founded in 2015 by Syreeta Gates, Yo 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 August 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? 

Yo Stay Hungry hip-hop culinary competitions are often hosted 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 in their city.

Always looking for ways to increase community engagement, Yo Stay Hungry is honored to partner with Highland Park Community School's Principal Jamilah Seifullah and her staff to produce their first middle school competition.

We are currently sourcing local media to attend and cover the New York competitions. 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