Vegan Iron Chef

Vegan Iron Chef is a 100% volunteer run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded 2010 in Portland, OR, with a history of both large and small-scale culinary competitions, community cook-offs, fundraisers, cooking demos and unique restaurant partnerships.

Our mission is to celebrate creative + cruelty-free culinary achievements, bring attention to food justice issues, and unite the ever-expanding vegan community through events and programming.  

In 2017, Vegan Iron Chef debuted "Mystery Ingredient", a vegan podcast series that shares real, behind-the-scene conversations with the people creating, eating, and talking about the food we eat — with the goal of highlighting cruelty-free cuisine as empowering, inspiring, and exciting. The podcast is available on both Itunes and Soundcloud.



  • 2 City-Wide Vegan Iron Chef Championships
  • "Summer of Brunch" Fundraiser Series, aka #SUMMERBRUNCHIES
  • The Ultimate Vegan MacShowCase
  • Taco! Pop-Up! Shop
  • DIY Date Night: Italian American Holiday Dinner Demo
  • Rainbow Brunch Fundraiser
  • Operation HotDish: Casserole Cook-off
  • Scrambletown!
  • & more