yo Stay hungry is a culinary competition that bridges food, beverage, and hip-hop.
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 Austin Martin HS in Queens, NY. It has since grown to be a trusted brand to whet 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. Who ever thought hip-hop would take it this far?
The #BiggieDay competition
One of the key Yo Stay Hungry experiences is the high school competition on #BiggieDay where teams of young people partner with professional chef coaches to deliver rap lyrics straight to the plate. Each team prepares dishes based on classic songs, and those dishes are then judged by a panel of special guests that have included some heavy hip-hop hitters as well as giants and pioneers from the food industry.