The annual competition opens July 1 and gives professional chefs and foodservice operators the opportunity to submit original recipes that include one Minor’s Ready to Flavor™ ingredient from a list of eligible products (each entrant may receive one free sample from the list). All entries must be submitted by August 31.
From July 1 to August 31, 2018, professional chefs and foodservice operators are invited to participate in Minor’s® Flavor Expedition recipe contest, for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to Lyon, France, to watch the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition next January 29-30, 2019.
More than $15,000 in additional bonus prizes will be awarded throughout the competition, and winners will be announced on Minor’s website, www.FlavorMeansBusiness.com, in November.
The Flavor Expedition contest is conducted annually by Minor’s to celebrate the commercially ambitious chef and recognize culinarians with a heart for distinctive flavor and craftsmanship—those who believe in uncompromised creativity.
To enter, operators must submit their original recipe at www.FlavorMeansBusiness.com before Friday, August 31, 2018. To qualify, recipe submissions must include at least one Minor’s Ready to Flavor™ ingredient from this list of eligible products:
- Classical Reductions™ Reduced Chicken Stock (a new Minor’s product)
- Any Farm to Label™ Gluten-Free Base made with natural Ingredients
- Any Classic or Latin Flavor Concentrate
- GreenLeaf™ Basil Pesto or Cilantro Pesto (a new Minor’s product)
Each entrant may receive one free sample of their choice from the contest’s list of eligible products to use when preparing their recipes.
The Grand Prize package for this year’s competition will include:
- A trip for two to Lyon, France, including airfare and accommodations for 4 days / 5 nights
- Access to the Bocuse d’Or competition (Jan 29-30, 2019) and SIRHA Show
- A commemorative chef coat autographed by Bocuse d’Or founder, Chef Paul Bocuse
- Automatic entry into the 2019 World Food Championships, to compete for $100,000
As additional prizes in this year’s competition, the 1st Runner Up will receive $5,000, the 2nd Runner Up will receive $2,500 and both runners-up will receive an autographed copy of Bocuse in Your Kitchen.
No purchase is necessary to enter or win the Minor’s Flavor Expedition recipe contest, which is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia who are 18 or older (19 for residents of Alabama and Nebraska) and are foodservice operators who develop or prepare recipes for menu items served to paying guests as their primary form of employment.
Participation must be in conformance with company policies. The contest begins on 7/1/2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends on 8/31/2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Void where prohibited. For more complete contest details, visit FlavorMeansBusiness.com/FERC or call 1-800-243-8822 or contact sponsor Nestle USA, Inc., 1812 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209.
“As James Beard Award-winning chef Kevin Nashan so eloquently put it, the Bocuse d’Or’s focus on classic technique—not simply the dishes, but vital building blocks like properly made stock—is as important as ever,” stated Gamze Konal, Minor’s Marketing Manager. “Similarly, Minor’s line of culinary ingredients has stayed true to long-standing culinary traditions.
“New products, like our Farm to Label™ Bases and GreenLeaf™ Pestos, push the industry forward through the use of hero ingredients and cutting-edge technology—instead of artificial additives— to meet the demands of today’s modern kitchens and ingredient-savvy diners,“ Konal added.
Minor’s has a rich heritage of providing exceptional flavors to professionals that take pride in every dish and every ingredient. Created by chefs, for chefs, each Minor’s product—from kitchen essentials like bases and flavor concentrates to new innovations like Classical Reductions™ and GreenLeaf Pestos™— use high-quality ingredients that are selected, sourced and handled with care to the highest standards of quality and food safety.
In 2016, Minor’s facility achieved ready-to-eat status from the USDA, meaning Minor’s Ready to Flavor™ products can now be added to hot and cold applications without the added step of cooking.