Deep Plate, a blog and creative outlet for and by professional chefs, has launched a new component called "Challenge."

Chefs who have previously posted a monthly exercise on Deep Plate and who want to showcase their creativity and plating ability can challenge other qualifying chefs. Challenges are limited to two chefs. Deep Plate will select and randomly submit tests to each participating chef, and tests may consist of a single piece requiring multiple courses or multiple pieces. The competitors mutually decide on a timetable to submit to Deep Plate, though Challenges are not structured like the monthly exercises, and thus can take place anytime. The results are posted and voted on by Deep Plate participants.

Qualifying chefs who want to participate in a Challenge should send an e-mail to, or visit Deep Plate.