With an increase in the number of cooking shows and events that use teams of cooks working together, more everyday people are entering contests with the goal of winning prizes and bragging rights. One such reality tv show that kicked off this craze globally is The Great British Bake Off or GBBO for short.

Each week this show pits teams against each other to determine the best baker. The show inspired cooking competition in all sorts of unexpected places in offices, churches, and even households.

Thousands of cooking competitions are held annually every year in the United States as well. Everything from bake-offs, to chili cook offs to competition BBQ is available here. From Alabama’s Wing Thing to Wyoming’s Chuckwagon Cook-off, you could visit more than 50 events a year.

Alternatively, you can try out for some of the kitchen challenges that have team contests, which are the ultimate in team building challenges for anyone that claims to cook. So whether you are serious contestant or part-time kitchen cook that just want to have fun, there’s a cooking event for every type of food and individual skill level.

The only step remaining is to figure out a clever team name to rally the team around. And while we can’t help you bake the perfect brownie, we can help you establish an awesome name idea. These are the best available competitive cooking team names we could come up with.

Competitive Cooking Team Name Ideas

Find your cooking squad.

Competitive cooking is serious business and so are these name ideas. Using any one of these examples will ensure that (at least on paper) your squad will be taken seriously. You’ll still need to bring it in the kitchen though!

  • Chef’s Choice
  • Cooking Co.
  • Cooking with Company
  • Flame Kings
  • Cooking Cousins
  • Frying Friends
  • The Cook Mob
  • Food For Thought
  • Foodie Friends
  • We Are Family
  • Pig Roast Pals
  • BBC – Better Baking Club
  • The Crunchy Crowd
  • Fresh Feast
  • The Blade’s Edge
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Funky Coal Brothers
  • Captain Cooks
  • The Simmer Sisters
  • Good Looks Cooks
  • Gourmet Group
  • Master Meals
  • Cooking Killers
  • Burrito Brothers
  • Meat Masters
  • Oh, Crêpe!
  • Perfect Pepper
  • Pie Mongers
  • Red Hot Chili Preppers
  • Rib Ticklers
  • Screw Balls
  • Shakers and Bakers
  • Simmer Down
  • Smoke Daddy’s
  • Smoke on the Pit
  • Super Chefs
  • Team Cuisine
  • The Flaming Marshmallows
  • The Gouda Life
  • True Grit
  • Unique Cooks
  • Wily Chefs
  • The Fabulous Fatties

Funny Cooking Team Name Ideas

Do you like it honey?

Whether you’re entering a cooking contest for fun to proof your culinary grit, sometimes a funny name can give you a more outgoing and friendly appearance. This is a characteristic that can benefit your team when entering contests.

With these funny and punny ideas for cooking team names, you can give the audience something to smile about, before you roast your opponents with your culinary skills. The only piece of advise we have in this section is not to select any names that could offend your audience. Take care when choosing a name in this category. Not everyone’s sense of humor is the same.

  • Amazing Super Noodle Squad
  • Bad To Da Bone Cookers
  • Broccoli Spears
  • Eating Everything
  • The Tipsy Chef
  • High Times Chef
  • Made with Red Wine
  • Burnt Butts
  • Captain Krunch
  • Chop It Like It’s Hot
  • Feed the Munchies
  • Feed the Munchies
  • Filipino Jalapenos
  • Got The Runs
  • Hell Raisin Jalapenos
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Jumping Jalapeno Jackrabbits
  • Kung Fu Panda Pops
  • Metamorphic Marshmallows
  • Oh, Crêpe!
  • Pie Mongers
  • Shakers and Bakers
  • Simmer Down
  • Slice, Slice, Baby
  • Soup-A-Stars
  • The Cereal Killers
  • The Cheezeweasels
  • The Evil Pop Tarts
  • The IncrEDIBLES
  • What the Fork?
  • Yummy Town

Food Contest Name Ideas

Three cheers for cooking contests!

Want to host your own contest? Holding a food contest event is a unique opportunity to get some of the best teams in your area for an unforgettable event. You can keep these events local or attract hundreds of people to attend depending on your goals.

If you want to attract the best and brightest competitors in your area, you’ll need to make sure the prize package is juicy enough to pull these teams in. Consider cash prizes of a few thousand dollars, high-end cookware, and most importantly big shiny trophy to present to the winner. Here are a few suggestions that will help you come up with a memorable name.

  • Back To The Basics
  • Chef’s Vision
  • Clever Cooks
  • Common Cooks
  • Cook’s Collection
  • Cooking Cave
  • Cooking Classics
  • Cooking Dreams
  • Cooking Kings
  • Cooking Thyme
  • Corner Cooks
  • Creative Cooking
  • Food Artists
  • Great Plates
  • Karne Knowledge
  • Kitchen Partners
  • Look To The Cook
  • Master Meals
  • Meat Masters
  • Meat Spankers
  • Menu Masters
  • Prep. Cook. Eat.
  • Table Treats
  • Tasteful Table
  • The Cook House
  • What’s Cooking
  • Wok This Way
  • Worldly Cooking

Cooking Club Names


Cooking clubs are a great way for groups of people to meet, explore new flavors and learn something. These awesome cooking club name suggestions will appeal to much of the culinary crowd.

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  • At Home Cooking
  • Careful Cooks
  • Chef Chiefs
  • Cook To Connect
  • Cookin’ for the Weekend
  • Cooking With Care
  • Cooks and Crooks
  • Dynamo Chickens
  • Food For Family
  • Gourmet Goodness
  • Grandma’s Ladle
  • Home Style Cooking
  • Horton’s Catering
  • In Home Dining
  • Killer Grillers
  • Knotty Pine Catering
  • La Cucina (Italian)
  • Munchy’s Club
  • Premier Cuisine
  • Screw Balls
  • Signature Chefs
  • Smoke Daddys
  • Smoke on the Pit
  • Tasty Temptations
  • The Family Recipe
  • The Gouda Life
  • The Zesty Chefs

Cook off Team Names


Cook-offs require entrants to work together to create dishes of quality for a panel of judges. Whether you’re entering BBQ cook-off or Iron Chef challenge, you need a team name that’s recognizable. Check out our awesome cook-off team names to get those inspirational juices to a simmer.

  • 2Cool 2Cook
  • All Fired Up
  • Carnal Knowledge
  • Chop Chop Chop
  • Cooks and Crooks
  • Fandango
  • Food For The Table
  • French Toast Mafia
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Grills and Chills
  • Grubs and Rubs
  • Holy Smokes
  • Jackass Cooks
  • Jalapeño Business
  • Jalapeno Hotties
  • Limp Brisket Cookers
  • Made with Love
  • Menu Masters
  • Natural Born Grillers
  • Pits Don’t Quit
  • Rib Rubbers
  • Road Kill Cookers
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Simmer Down
  • The Spice Girls
  • The Tuna Tasters
  • Unique Cooks

How to Find Your Competitive Cooking Team

the team

Team work makes the dream work.

Finding the right group of people to join a competition cooking team isn’t always easy. After all, you may not have any immediate friends or family members that share your passion for cooking or competition. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll need to put yourself out there to find a few like-minded folks.

But before posting a Facebook status update with a cattle call for competition BBQ fanatics, think about your own personal goals for the team. Do you want to participate in a one-time chili cook off for fun? Or are you hoping to travel the country racking up trophies? These are two very different goals requiring significantly different time and money commitments. Make sure you’re clear on the type of team you’re wanting to build.

After getting clear on your goals for the group, it’s time to get out there find your teammates. Here are a few ways to approach finding A-players for your team:

  • Post a social media message on Facebook or Twitter, letting your friends know you’re creating a team. Ask your friends to share the message with their extended network to increase the reach. Make the expectations for members clear within this status update. This will help you attract the right people and filter out the people you don’t want.
  • Visit other food events and let folks know you’re looking for a team. This is a great place to find other like-minded people and you could find someone else hoping to start a team too.
  • Put your intentions out into the world. Let people you know or get introduced to know that you are actively looking to build a cooking team. Repeat this step for one month and you might be surprised by the results.

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