California Wild Rice Industry Sponsors Recipe Rumble

Culinary pros in California and Nevada are invited to compete for cash.

| September 4, 2009

Fair Oaks, California – Chefs, chefs-in-training, caterers and other culinary professionals are invited to compete for a total of $5,000 cash and prizes in the "California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe Rumble." The California Wild Rice Advisory Board is sponsoring the contest.

The goal of the "California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe Rumble" is to tap into the creativity of California and Nevada chefs and other culinary professionals by challenging them to craft compelling new ways of using and serving wild rice in restaurants, within catering operations and in other foodservice settings.

“We want to encourage chefs to think outside the box in developing new menu applications for wild rice,“ says Fred Klose, manager of the California Wild Rice Advisory Board in Fair Oaks. “West Coast chefs are the leaders in sparking new food trends. We’re seeking to tap into their creativity to uncover innovative uses for wild rice in starters, salads and side dishes.”

The "California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe Rumble" kicked off September 1, just in time for the month-long celebration of California Wild Rice Month. The contest closes February 28. Winners will be notified no later than March 31, 2010.

In addition to cash awards for the best recipes, photography enthusiasts will have an opportunity to submit photos of their recipe entries for a chance to win cash and prizes. Contestants must enter their images through the social photography site Flickr in the "California Wild Rice Rocks My World Recipe Rumble" group. Recipe and photo winners will also receive an array of wild rice products.

Contest entry forms, rules and frequently-asked questions may be found online at the website and may also be requested by sending a SASE to California Rocks My World Recipe Rumble; P.O. Box 4843; Horseshoe Bay, Texas, 78657.

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