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 Round One Judges will judge and rate each Recipe according to the following Criteria:
(1) Best Use of DOLE® Product(s) - 30%, (2) Flavor and Taste – 25%, and (3) Creativity – 15%, (4) Presentation – 15%, (5) Ease of Preparation – 15%
The 2014 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.