Thursday, January 22, 2009
Will Cook 4 Cash
My entry in the 1993 National Chicken Cooking contest representing Mississippi, one of the big three majors. Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Sun-dried Tomatoes and Mushroom Sauce.
Cooking Contests can earn you big prizes. Will Cook 4 Cash is a wonderful article in the Feb/March issue of Food Network magazine. More than $2 million dollars in prize money was awarded last year in contests last year. The article is loaded with information on how to write a winning recipe as well as what pitfalls to avoid so your recipe won’t be rejected. I’ve entered three contests and was a winner in all three. It’s a lot of fun and I encourage you to give it a try. Keep in mind, in some contests you don't have to prepare your recipe; you just send it in for judging as I did in the National Catfish Institute Competition. My very first contest was a regional one and I had to prepare my dish, which was Oysters Rockefellow en casserole. Only problem was I couldn't find any fresh oysters in May and had to send someone to the Fulton Fish Market in NYC to get them for me. So, plan ahead.
To see more about the contests I participated in, including the National Chicken Cooking Contest, click here.