Thursday, January 28, 2010

Florida Tomatoes kicks off 21st annual student chef contest

The Florida Tomato Committee is seeking entries for the 21st annual Fresh Florida Tomato Contest. Full- or part-time students enrolled in a professional culinary program in the U.S or Canada are invited to create an original recipe for an appetizer, salad, salad dressing, main dish, side dish, sandwich, sauce or baked good in which fresh field-grown tomatoes are the main ingredient.

Recipes will be prejudged by individual schools and judged on a national level based on taste, visual appeal, originality, ease of preparation and prominence of tomatoes in the dish. The student winner will receive $2,000 and the winning supervising instructor will win $250. Entries must be submitted no later than April 23. The winners will be announced on June 25. For more information or to download the contest kit, visit