Yes, you can submit as many recipe entries as you like but each entry should only be submitted once.
If your online entry was successfully submitted, you will see the following message after you click the submit button, “Thank you for entering!” You should also receive a confirmation email which is auto-generated after submission is received.
This year, we are just asking that you share your restaurant/community story. The industry has changed and we know many are struggling. We want to hear how our product(s) have helped you during this time. If selected, we will follow-up to ask you to provide your recipe details (ingredients and how-to) so that we can re-create with our culinary staff and test for viability, taste it and photograph it.
Once your recipe is submitted, that entry can no longer be changed. Submit a new entry with the correct version of your recipe, including the words “corrected version” in the title of your recipe.
Yes. Upon entering Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest, you will set up an account which allows you to save and come back to your current recipes And recipes you have already submitted.
Yes. This is a way of validating your entry. Don’t worry about poor photography but we do have tip and ideas:
Share your story: Briefly share how you used our product in a creative way and what inspired you to create this recipe. This could be a takeout recipe you created that helped (or is helping) your business or a recipe that brings comfort, joy or other benefits to your patrons and community during this challenging time. Is this recipe a menu staple or new creation?
No. Entries must be submitted in English at this time.
Yes, however, it may take some time to fill out the entry form completely so a desktop, laptop or tablet device may be easier.
The volume of entries we receive does not allow us to provide feedback on the evaluation of individual recipes.
Yes, but only one eligible product is required. See the Eligible Products page on NeighborhoodToNation.com for a complete listing of products.
No minimum amount needs to be used but the eligible product used does need to be listed in the ingredient list in your recipe.
Yes, if we reach out to get your recipe details, you should indicate suggested amounts in your recipe ingredient list and address it in your preparation instructions. This will allow the judges to evaluate the recipe as you intended.
No, if an accompaniment is needed for your recipe, please include it in your ingredient list indicating the suggested amount and address in your preparation instructions. This will allow the judges to understand your intentions for how the accompaniment goes with your dish.
Yes, clearly indicate this additional time in your preparation instructions.
No, all recipe preparation and cooking must be done with indoor restaurant appliances. (E.g. ovens, flat top ranges, tilt braiser, etc.)
No, recipes that contain eggs, baking mixes, flour, refrigerated or frozen dough or batter products must include a baking or cooking step.
We suggest that you ask your Distributor if they can order the product for you, or select another eligible product available in your area. You can also use our new product locator function on our website. We have a new BUY NOW feature on the site!
See the Eligible Products page on NeighborhoodToNation.com for a complete listing of products.
You are eligible to enter if you are 21 years of age or older as of August 1, 2020, are a foodservice operator, chef or line cook who develops recipes for menu items served to paying guests at an independent, commercial restaurant or food truck operation as your primary form of employment and are a legal United States resident residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of contest entry.
An independent, commercial restaurant operation is defined as a restaurant owned and operated by an individual, family, or group of people. Independent, commercial restaurant enterprises with nineteen (19) or fewer restaurant units are eligible to enter the contest.
An independent, commercial food truck operation is defined as a mobile vehicle equipped to cook and sell food that is owned and operated by an individual, family or group of people. A commercial kitchen may be used for food prep. Independent, commercial food truck enterprises with nineteen (19) or fewer trucks are eligible to enter the contest.
Contest is open to independent restaurants and food truck operators only.
No, only one person may be assigned to each recipe submission. You cannot though enter on behalf of someone else. Encourage them to enter!
You can still enter our contest. We hope that by winning, you are able to put it towards re—opening. We are here to support and help your business.
All entries submitted during the Entry Period that meet the entry requirements are read and judged by food professionals. From the many entries, a smaller group is selected for kitchen testing and evaluation by a taste panel.
Judges will evaluate and score entries based on use of the eligible product, foodservice viability and your recipe inspiration story. The top 40 selected will be asked to submit their recipe in full details so our culinary judges can validate and taste test to determine the 20 winners. The criteria on those include:
One of the 20 winners will have a chance to be selected as the “People’s choice” winner (Grand Prize) as determined by social media votes and
comments. The recipe that receives the most comments and engagement will be chosen. More details will be posted on our Facebook page.
You can still be a winner but you won’t be eligible in the “People’s Choice” (Grand Prize) voting.
Foodservice Viability means that the recipe is relevant to the industry (independent, commercial restaurants), can be realistically executed in a restaurant kitchen, and is designed to make multiple servings that would satisfy a restaurant’s multi-patron demand.
In the event of a tie between two or more recipes, the recipe receiving the highest score for the Judging Criteria of Creativity will be deemed the Winner.
Click here for Official Contest Rules.
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