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The 3rd Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest is guaranteed to be packed full of excitement. All recipes submitted by June 3, 2012 will be reviewed and narrowed down to the top five semifinalists from each state - five from California, five from Oregon and five from Washington. Semifinalists will be notified by the end of July 2012. In each state the five semifinalists will be transported to a regional event located in their state during the month of August or September. At these events the semifinalists will be asked to prepare their recipe and present to a panel of distinguished judges. The judges will then select two regional finalists – two from California, two from Oregon and two from Washington - to move to the next stage of the contest. All six regional finalists will later be transported to the Napa Valley in California to compete in the final event at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

The final event will be held on September 28, 2012. Each regional finalist will prepare their recipe and present it to a panel of distinguished judges. The judges will ultimately select a single grand prize winner from the six regional finalists. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, a one-year supply of locally grown Foster Farms fresh chicken and will be asked to represent Foster Farms in various promotional opportunities. The 2012 Grand Prize Winner may have the chance to visit local television stations to promote their winning recipe and may have the opportunity to participate in other events. To learn more about the role of the Grand Prize Winner, read more about our previous winners Rebecca Spence of Vancouver, Washington and Alexandria Boswell from La Jolla, California

The Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest is truly a unique food experience! We encourage you to take a moment to review the Contest Details, read the full Contest Rules, and check out the Judging Criteria. Don’t forget to submit your recipe today by clicking here. We look forward to seeing your favorite, original Foster Farms fresh chicken recipe in the finals!