As a food blogger, I get invites and pitches to a variety of events and products and this one was one I wanted to share with you, my darling readers! The Dole California Cook Off is pretty simple: Submit an original recipe for your chance to compete in LA and win a$25,000 grand prize! Easy, right? Well, I’m still brainstorming on what recipe I want to enter but in the meantime, interviewed Chef Ben Ford, who will once again lead the judging and crown the winner (hopefully one of us!)
A little more about Chef Ben Ford: The distinguished chef is the son of actor Harrison Ford, a father of two and devoted family man, and will be releasing his first cookbook in June 2014 which focuses on adventurous outdoor cooking and festive events. He is honored to once again be named the celebrity judge for the 5th Annual Dole California Cook Off. His restaurant, Ford’s Filling Station, is in Culver City, CA
Be sure to check out this link, where I interviewed Chef Ford and asked him some questions regarding his favorite Latin spices, what he brings as dessert to outdoor parties, and more! View video by clicking this link: Chef Ben Ford for Dole Cook Off 2013
Read the rules online, but remember the deadline is May 15, 2013 – so get those recipes entered! As long as the recipe can be prepared in 60 minutes or less on a gas grill, uses at least one Dole product and up to seven additional ingredients, you’re set! Now, check out this delicious ceviche recipe by Chef Ford to get your creative juices flowing!
Disclosure: Sharing this because it sounds like a fun opportunity, not sponsored by Dole.