Submissions open from 2019-11-07 08:00:00 to 2019-12-06 08:00:00
Submissions due in

Whether it's a lovable, fun-loving guy who's into fermentation, a hyper-critical pastry chef, or a natural teacher with serious Mom energy, internet celebrity chefs are a staple of the digital landscape. They teach us how to cook, sure, but their content has much more to offer. In this game jam I encourage you to dig into your favorite internet cooking shows for inspiration and design a game or other experience that captures the essence of these shows. Make use of the format, framing, and pacing of these shows, and I encourage you to dig into the underlying elements, such as relationships between personalities, assumptions made about access to quality food, and how cultural recipes are handled, just to name a few.


If you don't know of any cooking shows yet, or want to branch out into something new, here is a list of some of my favorites. You are encouraged to share your favorites in the Community section of the jam. 

  • America's Test Kitchen - quintessential test kitchen programming, including traditional recipes along side science and opinion. 
  • Bon App├ętit - features several shows with a variety of personalities, all centered around new or interesting takes on food. 
  • Binging with Babish - with his soothing voice, Babish teaches and entertains with his professional yet approachable demeanor.
  • Munchies - published by Vice, they offer a mix of documentary-style content along with how-to videos.
  • First We Feast - a good mix of exploration, how-to cooking, and an interview show over hot wings.


  • Create a game inspired by internet cooking shows or other food-based content creation.
  • Games can be role playing, storytelling, LARP, or any other physical game. Feel free to experiment with the format.
  • Games can be new creations, hacks of existing games, or expansions or modules for existing games. 
  • Any length or size of game is accepted.
  • Any player count is accepted. 
  • You can make multiple submissions. 
  • While new creations are encouraged, existing games that properly fit the theme of the jam are accepted. 
  • No bigotry of any kind, including but not limited to: sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, other hate speech on the basis of race, culture, religion, or beliefs, or hate speech directed at marginalized groups. 

This is a no-vote, no-rank game jam intended to inspire creativity and share in our admiration of the noble art form of internet food videos. 

Submissions close on 12:00 AM on December 6th. If you miss the deadline and still want to contribute, or have any other questions or concerns about the jam, please reach out to me via Twitter (@mrmatthew) or email (