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Foodportunity Contest – What’s Your Foodportunity?

Dear Seattle Food Bloggers

I would like to invite you to participate in a special contest.

What’s your Foodportunity?

The Details:

We want you to answer this question in a blog post, a photo or a video. Be creative. We just really want to hear your story. What has Foodportunity meant to you? What does Foodportunity mean to you? Was Foodportunity the place where you came out of your shell? Is it where you get to eat lots of food and live to tell? Even if you haven’t been to one of the Foodportunity events yet, you can tell your story of what you would like your Foodportunity to look like. Is a Foodportunity, the mere collaboration of your favorite foods? It doesn’t have to be related to the event, just what does an opportunity in food look like to you? Be sure to use the tag #foodprt and @foodportunityse when you share it.

The Prizes:

Grand Prize:

1) Your own opportunity to showcase your blog or website at Foodportunity. We will have a high table for you alongside Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille, Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, the Chefs and Owners of Spur, Tavern Law and the Coterie Room. You will be showcasing in the room with local authors like Jill Lightner of Edible Seattle Cookbook, Leora Bloom of Washington Artisans Cookbook and Judith Dern of the Food and Cooking of Scandinavia.

This is a huge marketing opportunity. You will be able to introduce people to your blog and share what you do in front of a large targeted foodie audience.

2) You will also receive a phone consultation to help you market your blog with ideas, tips and more.

Second Prize:
3 Cookbooks : a signed copy of Aran Goyoaga‘s new book, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking, Washington Food Artisans by Leora Bloom (a signed copy) and Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson. (The winner will have to pick these up at the event or somewhere in the city).

Third Price: TBD but something for food Lover’s for sure!
(Check in as we will be adding prizes!)

The Details: The deadline for Submission is October 11, 2012. A panel of local food bloggers will be judging the entries based on 3 topics 1) Creativity 2) Food 3) Opportunity. The Judges are three popular and successful Seattle bloggers Linda Miller Nicholson of, Ronald Holden of and Amy Pennington of gogogreengarden.

That’s it. Go crazy. Have fun. Make a video. Make a recipe. Write a blog post. Please be sure to send it to us and we will tweet it out, share and spread the love. Use our hashtag #foodprt and please include details about the event so people can check it out. Tickets can be found at Brown Paper Tickets or more information about restaurants and companies at


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Bring Home the Win with Chicken

Dear Readers.
I wanted to share this cooking contest opportunity. Good Luck friends!

Winner to receive Grand Prize of $10,000, one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken; all finalists receive trip to the Napa Valley to compete at The Culinary Institute of America

LIVINGSTON, Calif. – Foster Farms announces the last call for entries for its third annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The West Coast’s premier cooking contest features a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken*. The deadline to enter is June 3, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT.

Foster Farms is encouraging home, amateur and professional chefs in California, Oregon and Washington to stir up locally-inspired cooking creativity and submit their favorite, original, fresh chicken recipes for consideration. Recipes must feature Foster Farms fresh chicken and should be inspired by fresh ingredients grown on the West Coast as a testament to Foster Farms’ commitment to foods that are fresh, locally grown and always natural. The scoring structure will be weighted to reward contestants whose recipes highlight truly fresh and local ingredients. Last year’s winner was a home chef and the 2010 winner was a cooking school student whose win helped launch her culinary career.

“We are inspired by the entries we’ve received so far which reflect the abundance of fresh, local ingredients available to us on the West Coast,” said Ira Brill, director of marketing services for Foster Farms. “We encourage cooks of all abilities to join the competition and share their own masterpieces of culinary originality.”

Foster Farms will host Regional Semifinal cook off events in San Diego, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., in August and September 2012 where contestants will compete for a chance to secure one of the six spots at the Finals event. The contest culminates with the Finals on September 28, 2012 at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena in California’s Napa Valley. The Semifinal and Finals events will be judged by a panel of leading food media and culinary professionals. All events are attended by media and a select number of consumers.
· Fifteen semifinalists – five from each state – will receive $100 and compete in person at regional competitions held at prestigious culinary venues in Seattle (Kathy Casey Food Studios), Portland (The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland) and San Diego (The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – San Diego). Six regional winners – two from each state – will receive $1,000.

· The six regional winners will head to the Finals in St. Helena to compete for the grand prize of $10,000 and a one-year* supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken. The six finalists will receive travel and lodging accommodations in the Napa Valley.

· Special “People’s’ Choice Award” winner will be selected by consumer spectators.

The contest is open to all California, Oregon and Washington residents over the age of 18. Following the conclusion of the contest, all entrants will receive a cookbook compiled from this year’s 15 semifinalists’ recipes.

For complete contest rules, please visit View last year’s recipes and more on Foster Farms’ new Pinterest page at No previous grand prize winners of the Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest are eligible to participate. Entries can be submitted online at, by email at or by mail to Foster Farms, Cooking Contest, P.O. Box 306, Livingston, CA 95334. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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