Chilean Hass Avocados 2011 Culinary Student Recipe Contest

December 15 is the Deadline

Chilean Hass Avocados
2011 Culinary Student Recipe Contest
Submit Avocado Recipes for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2011— Two weeks remain in the Chilean Avocado Importers Association’s (CAIA) Culinary Student Recipe Contest. Aspiring chefs across the country are invited to use their culinary creativity to prepare an original avocado dish for a chance to win up to $1,000. All entries must be received by December 15, 2011.

Following is an overview of contest details:

Recipes will be judged based on originality, taste and ease of preparation. The grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000, and two runners up will be awarded $250 each. Winners will be announced no later than January 16, 2012.

Contest entries must serve 12 and include at least three Chilean Hass Avocados. The recipes must also include all the ingredients in order of use, quantity of ingredients with weight and/or measure, full directions for preparation and portion size.

Students can submit their entries by email or regular mail, and are required to include the following information:
» Name
» Address
» School
» Email address
» Phone number
» Statement about how the recipe would function on a menu
» Brief biography

To be eligible, entrants must be enrolled in a professional culinary program. Students can submit as many recipes as they like, but only one prize will be awarded per student.

For more information on the 2011 Chilean Hass Avocados Culinary Student Recipe Contest, visit:

The flyer is also available for download by clicking the following link: CAIA Recipe Contest Flyer.pdf

Submit entries to:
Mail: Chilean Hass Avocados, c/o EvansHardy+Young, Inc., 829 De La Vina Street, Suite 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

About the Chilean Avocado Importers Association
Established in 2002, CAIA is composed of Chilean Avocado importers, exporters and producers. The Association’s main objective is to conduct market development activities and promotions to increase the consumption of Chilean Hass Avocados in the United States during the Chilean season, August through March. Chilean Hass Avocados are available throughout the fall and winter, when California avocados are out of season.