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Hometown Recipe Contest

Calling All Contestants to the All New Parker Days Festival Culinary Demonstration Stage sponsored by Specialty Appliance!

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Do you love cooking for fun or as a hobby? Do you have a cherished recipe that evokes memories of family and home? Are you comfortable on a stage? Do you secretly dream of becoming a Food Network Star? Then enter the Recipe Contest and you could be chosen as a featured presenter this year on our Culinary Demonstration Stage on Sunday, June 12!

The Parker Days Festival Culinary Demonstration Stage will feature local and regional chefs, culinary and cocktail experts presenting a variety of tips, techniques, recipes, and secrets to festival foodies in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Several demonstrations/presentations are scheduled throughout each day of the festival, with free tastes following each presentation, so be sure to head over the Culinary Demo Stage for a front-row seat!

Enter Parker Days’ Inaugural My Hometown Recipe Contest for a chance to demonstrate your recipe on stage!

 

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Judging

The talented chefs at Specialty Appliance will determine the winner of Parker Days’ My Hometown Recipe Contest by judging all qualifying entrants’ entries based on the following criteria:

Taste

Does this recipe taste great with every bite?

Crowd Appeal

Does this recipe appeal to fellow home cooks everywhere? Are the ingredients relatively easy to find?

Creativity/Story

What’s the story/memories that goes along with this recipe? Have you integrated your personal touch into this recipe?

Visual Appeal

Does this recipe look beautiful on a plate or in a baking dish?

Prizes

1st Place

The 1st Place Home Chef will receive a demonstration slot on the Culinary Demonstration Stage to present your recipe, plus you will receive $100 in Parker Days Festival Tickets good for food, beverage and rides at Parker Days, June 10-12, 2022, and $100 in cash.

2nd Place

The 2nd Place Home Chef will receive $75 in Parker Days Festival tickets good for food, beverage and rides at Parker Days, June 10-12, 2022.

3rd Place

The 3rd Place Home Chef $50 in Parker Days Festival Tickets good for food, beverage and rides at Parker Days, June 10-12, 2022.

Apply Today

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Entries should include:

  1. Contestant’s name, address, email, mobile phone.
  2. Full recipe and instructions typed out.
  3. A short video (30-60 seconds) explaining why this recipe means so much to you and why you would like to share it on the Culinary Demo Stage at Parker Days.

Please note: The recipe should take between 30 and 45 minutes to prepare. You provide the ingredients. We are grateful to Specialty Appliance for providing a full kitchen, including cookware, bowls, utensils, etc. for you to use.

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