Friday, March 19, 2010

Another cooking contest for you, from Dole!

I think we all know and love Dole fruit- I know we pretty much always keep a can or two in our pantry, where it's ready for snack time or adding to a recipe.  Do you use Dole canned fruit or juice in your cooking? Right now Dole is sponsoring a contest where you can show off all the fun things you do with your Dole canned fruit or juice! Here are the details.

  • From home cook to celebrity chef! Five lucky finalists will win more than just their 15 minutes of fame with a trip for two to sunny LA where they will participate in the California Cook-Off event with celebrity chef Ben Ford. With airfare, three nights’ accommodations, a rental car and spending money included, you’ll be living your very own California dream! 
  • Just visit to enter your signature recipe for an entrĂ©e that highlights at least one can of DOLE Fruit or Juice. Using DOLE Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Tropical Fruit, Pineapple Juice or Pineapple Mango Juice, as well as no more than seven additional ingredients, you will be automatically entered to win this ultimate California cooking experience.
  • Judging criteria for the Grand Prize Winner will be based on:
      • Best use of DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice
      • Creativity
      • Flavor and taste
  • The California Cook-Off event will be held at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, one of the most well-respected culinary schools in California. You will be teamed up with a professional blogger as your "sous" chef, who will chronicle the cooking process and feature your dish on their site! This blogger will be on hand to help with your dish and share the experience with you with their readers. Plus the Grand Prize winning recipe will appear on cans of DOLE Fruit nationwide!
  • Don’t forget to keep coming back to for more chances to enter your favorite recipes, as well as discover great new recipes to try out!
  • The California Cook-Off Instant Win Game offers even more chances to win with DOLE. All you have to do is register at, and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of more than 100 great prizes from
  • And tell your friends! For each friend you tell about the DOLE Cook-Off, you’ll get an additional entry to win!

Good luck and happy cooking!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I will be receiving a coupon for a free Dole product.