Submit an original small plate recipe that can be prepared in 60 minutes or less on a gas grill (with a burner), uses at least one DOLE Product and up to seven additional ingredients (spices / herbs, water, oil/butter/cooking spray don't count).
Three finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to prepare and present their submitted recipe to a panel of judges led by renowned celebrity chef, Ben Ford, along with a live audience at Santa Monica Place to cheer them on.
The winner will be chosen on the basis of Best Use of DOLE Products (40%), Creativity of Presentation (30%), and Flavor & Taste (30%).
The 2013 DOLE California Cook-Off winner receives a $25,000 cash prize in addition to 4 days & 3 nights in Santa Monica.
"Master tasters" who know good food but prefer to leave the cooking to others can enter for a chance to join the panel of prestigious judges and help crown the winner, in addition to 4 days & 3 night in Santa Monica, the selected judge will also win a $1,000 cash prize.
No purchase necessary to enter. Purchasing will not improve your chances of winning.