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PEARFECTION CHEESECAKE RECIPE CONTEST

PEARFECTION CHEESECAKE RECIPE CONTEST

Monday, 05 April 2021 12:43

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PEARFECTION CHEESECAKE RECIPE CONTEST Official Rules

PARTICIPATION

The Pearfection Cheesecake Recipe Contest (“Contest”) is open to baking and pastry culinary school instructors.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER

A complete entry will consist of:

1)   Clear digital photo of your Pearfection Cheesecake, and
2)  Recipe name and complete recipe, including your:

  • Name
  • Title
  • School you are affiliated with
  • Preferred email to reach you
  • Best phone number to reach you
  • Address

Entries that do not meet all of the entry requirements will be disqualified.

Entries must be submitted online This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it... Pear Recipe contest must be in the subject line. Multiple entries may be submitted. Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

ENTRY DEADLINE

Deadline for entry is May 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.  Winners will be notified no later than May 28. Winners will be notified by email.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entrants should check the can label for “Product of USA” to be sure they are using canned pears that are grown and packed in the U.S. 

The entry must include Pacific Northwest Canned Pears (halves, sliced, or diced) packed in juice or light syrup featured as an ingredient in a recipe.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific on May 1.

ENTRY JUDGING

All eligible entries will be reviewed and tested for judging by Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service and/or its agents. All decisions are final, binding, and non-disputable.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in the judges’ assessment:

  • Creative use of canned pears (25%)
  • Canned pears are integral to success of recipe (25%)
  • Flavor and texture (50%)

First, Second, and Third place winners may be asked to provide proof that their entry uses U.S. grown canned pears.

PRIZES

Winners will receive checks in the amount of:

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250

All entrants who submit a complete and eligible entry will receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service.

Any and all taxes on total prize values are the sole responsibility of the winners. Cash prizes will be awarded by Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service subject to entrant’s company policy. The entrant is solely responsible for confirming pertinent policies and laws. If a winning entrant’s company prohibits the distribution of cash or other prizes, then the prize may be awarded to the company rather than the individual.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

By submitting an entry, each entrant grants Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service nonexclusive rights to use the information and photos included in the entry and any resulting prize information for advertising and promotional purposes.

Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service and its growers, processors, members, board, staff, and respective partners are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, inaccurate, misdirected, or undelivered entry materials, or errors or problems of any kind in connection with this Contest.

Click here for a PDF of the Official Rules.

Industry Resource Listing

Classifications

1 = CEU’s/ CEH’s

2 = Class outlines and/or specific curriculum content

3 = Classroom visual materials

4 = Downloadable materials from website

5 = Industry related blog

6 = Research materials and analytical data

7 = Online videos

8 = Recipes/Menu trends

9 = Nutrition 

 
Meat, Poultry, Game
Agri Beef 1-9 www.agribeef.com/education/
American Lamb Board  1-9 www.americanlamb.com/chefs-corner/curriculamb/ 
Butterball Foodservice 2-9 www.butterballfoodservice.com
Maple Leaf Farms 6-9 www.mapleleaffarms.com
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 6-9 www.beeffoodservice.com
National Pork Board 6,8,9 www.porkfoodservice.org
National Turkey Federation 5,6,8,9 www.eatturkey.org
North American Meat Institute 5,6,9

www.meatinstitute.org

Seafood
 
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute 1-9, Best Practices www.alaskaseafood.org
Australis Fish 5,6,8,9 www.thebetterfish.com
Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture 8 www.freshfromflorida.com/Recipes/Seafood
National Aquaculture Association 2-9 thenaa.net
Produce
American Egg Board 2-9 www.aeb.org
Apricot Producers of California 8,9 * Farmers Market Locator www.califapricot.com
Avocados from Mexico 3-9 foodservice.avocadosfrommexico.com
California Cling Peach Board 6,8,9 www.calclingpeach.com
California Avocado Commission 3,4,6-9 www.californiaavocado.com
California Dried Plum Board 5,6,8,9 www.californiadriedplums.org
California Endive 5,6,8,9 www.endive.com
California Fig Advisory Board 6,8,9 www.californiafigs.com
California Kiwifruit Commission 3,4,6-9 www.kiwifruit.org
California Pear Advisory Board 6,8,9 www.calpear.com
California Raisin Marketing Board 3,4,6,8,9 * Dietary Tool Kit www.calraisins.org
California Strawberry Commission 6 www.calstrawberry.com
California Table Grape Commission 3,4,6,8,9 www.grapesfromcalifornia.com
Cherry Marketing Institute 6,8,9 www.choosecherries.com
Concord Grape Association 6,8,9 www.concordgrape.org
Cranberry Institute 5,6,8,9 www.cranberryinstitute.org
Cranberry Marketing Committee 4,6,8,9 *Tool Kit www.uscranberries.com
Dole Packaged Foods 6-9, *Cost Savings Calculator www.dolefoodservice.com
Florida Dept. of Citrus 6,8,9 www.floridajuice.com
Hass Avocado Board 2-9 *Tool Kit www.avocadocentral.com
Idaho Potato Commission 3-9 *Cost & Sizing Guides www.idahopotato.com
Leafy Greens Council   8,9 www.leafy-greens.org
Leaf Greens Marketing Association 3,6,7 www.lgma.ca.gov/
Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission 6,8,9 www.sweetpotato.org
Mushroom Council 3-6, 8, 9 www.mushroomcouncil.org
National Honey Board 3-6,8,9 *Teacher Guide www.honey.com
National Mango Board   2-6,8,9 *Lesson Plans www.mango.org
National Onion Association 2-9, *Lesson Plans www.onions-usa.org
National Processed Raspberry Council 3-9 www.redrazz.org
National Watermelon Promotional Board 2-9 www.watermelon.org
NC Sweet Potato Commission 3-6,8,9 www.ncsweetpotatoes.com
New York Apple Association 6,8,9 www.nyapplecountry.com
North American Blueberry Council 5,6,8,9 www.blueberry.org
Northwest Cherry Growers 6,8,9 www.nwcherries.com
Olives from Spain 4,8,9 olivesfromspain.us
Oregon Raspberries and Blackberries 3-6,8,9 www.oregon-berries.com
Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service 3,4,6,8,9 www.foodservice.usapears.org
Pear Bureau Northwest 3,4,6-9 www.usapears.com
Pomegranate Council 6,8,9 www.pomegranates.org
Potatoes USA 1-9 www.PotatoGoodness.com
Produce for Better Health Foundation 2-9 www.5aday.com
The Soyfoods Council 6,8,9 www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com
U.S. Apple Association 5,6,8,9 www.usapple.org
USA Rice Federation 3-9 www.menurice.com
Washington Red Raspberry Commission 6 www.red-raspberry.org
Washington State Apple Commission 6,8,9 www.bestapples.com
Washington State Potato Commission 3-6,8,9 www.potatoes.com
Wheat Foods Council 2-6,8,9 *Tool kits and classroom materials www.wheatfoods.org
Wild Blueberry Assn. of North America 6,8,9 www.wildblueberries.com
Oil, Spices and Seasonings
North American Olive Oil Association 4-6,8,9 *Classroom materials www.aboutoliveoil.org
Nuts and Legumes
Almond Board of California 3-6,8,9 *Tool Kit www.almonds.com/food-professionals
American Pistachio Growers 4-9 www.americanpistachios.org
California Walnut Board 3,4,6,8,9 www.walnuts.org
National Peanut Board 4,5,6,8,9 www.nationalpeanutboard.org
American Pecan Council 5,6,8,9 www.americanpecan.com
Dairy Products
Emmi Roth USA 7,8 *Pairing information us.emmi.com/en
Real CA Milk 3,4,6-9 www.realcaliforniamilk.com/foodservice/
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board 3-9, *Pairing guides www.wisdairy.com
Specialty Foods
New York Wine & Grape Foundation 6 www.nywine.com
Popcorn Board 3,6,7,9 www.popcorn.org
Baking Ingredients
Guittard Chocolate Company 6,8,9 www.guittard.com
Bay State Milling Co. 5,6 www.baystatemilling.com
The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley 8,9 www.perfectpuree.com
Classroom Technology
American Technical Publishers 1,2,3,4,7, *ACF Apprenticeship http://www.atplearning.com/category/6/culinary-arts-services
KP Education Systems 2, 3, 4, 6, 7- 9 www.kpcurriculum.com
Live Text 7 www.livetext.com
Pearson Education 2,7 www.pearsoned.com
Manufacturing/Distributors
Barilla America 5,6,8,9 www.barilla.com/en-us
Bay State Milling Co. 5,6 www.baystatemilling.com
Dole Packaged Foods 6-9, *Cost Savings Calculator www.dolefoodservice.com
Knouse Foods 6,8,9 www.knousefoodservice.com
Mercer Culinary 3,6,7 mercerculinary.com
SYSCO 5-8 www.sysco.com
Unilever Food Solutions 6-9 www.unileverfoodsolutions.us
Verterra Dinnerware 5, *Sustainable dinnerware www.verterra.com
Publishers and Hospitality Resources
American Technical Publishers 1,2,3,4,7, *ACF Apprenticeship http://www.atplearning.com/category/6/culinary-arts-services
Industry Organizations
American Culinary Foundation 1,2,5,6,7,9 www.acfchefs.org
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 1,2,6 www.ahlei.org
Club Managers Association of America 1,2,6 www.cmaa.org
Federation of Dining Room Professionals 2,4,6 www.frontsummit.com
International Food Service Executives Association 6 www.ifsea.com
National Restaurant Association 4-7 www.nraef.org
Research Chef Association 5-7 www.culinology.org
Retailer’s Bakery Association 5,6 www.retailbakersofamerica.org
Produce for Better Health Foundation 2-9 www.5aday.com

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