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“The Blank Canvas Plating Contest” sponsored by Libbey

Header image: Beetroot & Cherry Pavlova by @halffculinaire

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Attention US and Canada-Based Chefs: Register below for a chance to participate in “The Blank Canvas Plating Contest” sponsored by Libbey. Selected chef challengers will receive free sample plateware and a chance to compete for some amazing prizes.

Miso caramel flan || Haupia gel || Dehydrated mango || Metro Grow micro cilantro – By @chef_gilby

Your imagination is the limit, as you use the elegant backdrop of a Libbey plate to release your inner artist, and plate a creation that speaks from the soul.

Scroll down to register and to see the amazing prizes up for grabs!


  1. Register below by October 10th to be one of 50 chefs selected to receive a complimentary plate from Libbey.
  2. If chosen, let your imagination take the lead as you use your plate as a blank canvas in an original recipe.
  3. Upload a high-quality, thumb-stopping photo of your creation to your public Instagram account by November 7th, showcasing Libbey plateware and your culinary creativity. Just tag @libbeypro and use #BlankCanvasPlatingContest.

Three winners will be announced on November 12th, and will take home some excellent prizes, including cash, Libbey gift cards, custom Chef’s Roll Apparel coats, and the brand new, unreleased Chef’s Roll Plating Tools Kit.

*Selection preference will be given to chefs with the ability to make or influence decisions within foodservice operations.


Looking for some plating inspiration? Watch Chef Mikel Anthony show how he uses his blank canvas in the Test Kitchen in the video below. Or check out some of the dishes on this page, submissions from our last contest with Libbey!


  • 1st prize: 
    • $1,000 cash (payable as check)
    • $100 Libbey store credit, 
    • Custom Chef’s Roll Apparel Exec Chef Coat and Apron – Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $125
    • Chef’s Roll new, unreleased Plating Tools Kit – ARV $95
  • 2nd prize:
    • $500 cash (payable as check) 
    • $100 Libbey store credit 
    • Chef’s Roll Apparel AP Flour Coat – ARV $35
    • Chef’s Roll new, unreleased Plating Tools Kit – ARV $95
  • 3rd prize:
    • $100 Libbey store credit 
    • Chef’s Roll Apparel Chef shirt – ARV $28
    • Chef’s Roll new, unreleased Plating Tools Kit – ARV $95
The brand new, not-yet-released Chef’s Roll Plating Tools Kit – Part of all 3 prizes
Chef’s Roll Apparel


Libbey is Made for Makers, by Makers. Since 1818, it’s been our mission to provide the finest tabletop products for the makers of drinks, the makers of meals and the makers of memories.

You’ll find us any place friends meet to eat and drink, from restaurants and bars to hotels and senior living. Top foodservice professionals around the world depend on our glassware, tableware and flatware for their unmatched style, selection and durability.

We’re proud to call Toledo, Ohio, home, but our reach is global, with thousands of Libbey artisans – powered by grit and ingenuity – collaborating each day to make us a foodservice industry leader.

Like you, we know what it means to put your heart and soul into everything you do, because we’ve been doing it for over 200 years. Our legacy dates back to the Industrial Revolution, but we are always looking ahead with an entrepreneurial spirit, a focus on sustainability and an ever-growing breadth of product.

Libbey products are crafted to help you bring your creative vision to life. We’re lovers of food and drink who know that the best tabletop solutions begin with the menu in mind – and we’ll work with you to achieve your culinary dreams, whatever they may be.

Find your next tabletop with us.

Mediterranean beef tartare, with cured eggs yolk, caviar, blueberries and crostino by @barbara_pollastrini

Images courtesy Chef’s Roll and Libbey Foodservice

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