The sixth annual DOLE California Cook-Off recipe contest is now accepting gas grilling recipes using at least one Dole Packaged Foods product.
If you’re a fan of healthy, GMO-free fruits and summertime grilling, you must have a unique, palate-pleasing recipe that incorporates a DOLE Packaged Food! Submit a bite-sized version and other innovative appetizers into the DOLE 2014 California Cook-Off recipe contest here!
Three finalists will then be selected from around the nation to experience sunny Los Angeles on June 28, where they will don official Cook-Off aprons and prepare their delectable Dole dish in front of inquisitive onlookers at Santa Monica Place and a panel of judges led by a renowned celebrity chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, Calif. for a chance to win $25,000. The 2013 Dole California Cook-Off Champion, Ally Phillips of AllysKitchen.com, will be on hand to pass the torch onto this year’s winner.
One talented cooking enthusiast will take home $25,000 after competing in the live grand finale in Los Angeles, and win the respect of celebrity chef Ben Ford, foodie media and a panel of food-loving judges!
For appetizing ideas on what to enter in the 2014 Dole California Cook-Off go here and here! The 2014 DOLE California Cook-Off contest launched March 31, 2014 at 12 a.m. ET and closes on May 19, 2014. Submit at least one delicious appetizer, small plate or healthier portion sized dish that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less on a gas grill using at least one DOLE packaged product and no more than ten additional ingredients.
Participation is simple – check out Dole.com/cookoff for more information and the official contest rules.