Innovative Cooking Competition 2016

Lee Kum Kee Sauces

Sponsored by Confucius Institute at UC Davis 
& Lee Kum Kee Sauces

May-June 2016

You are welcome to submit recipes for the first cooking competition of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis. The competition consists of two rounds. In the first round, you submit an original detailed recipe which includes at least one photo, all measured ingredients, and all cooking steps for the finished dish, You must also incorporate at least one Lee Kum Kee sauce or marinade* into your recipe.  If your recipe is selected for the final round, you will be invited to prepare the dish on site at Davis on June 18. The deadline for recipe submissions is May 31 at 5 pm.

Eligibility:     Anyone age 18 or above who is not a professional chef is eligible to enter the competition.

Criteria:     1. Originality

                 2.  Taste

                 3.  Nutritious Value

                 4.  Use of one or more Lee Kum Kee sauces* in the recipe

*Lee Kum Kee sauces are available in the following markets in Davis and Sacramento.

  • 99 Ranch Market, 4220 Florin Rd, Sacramento
  • Asian Food Center, 1301 Broadway, Sacramento
  • Kim’s Mart, 628 4th Street, Davis
  • Nugget, 1414 E. Covell Blvd and 409 Mace Blvd, Davis
  • S.F. Supermarket, 6930 65th Street, Sacramento
  • Safeway, 1451 W. Covell Blvd and 2121 Cowell Blvd, Davis 


  • First Prize (1): $1000

  • Second Prize (1): $500
  • Third Prize (2): $200
  • Honorable Mention: (4): $100 gift cards

Submission:  Send your original recipe by email to Sally Wu at

Deadline: May 31, 2016 (Late submissions will not be considered.)

On-Site Competition June 18, 2016, in Davis, California. Each finalist will provide his/her own ingredients for the recipe and will have 45 minutes to make the dish in the kitchen.

Copyrights:  Winning recipes will become the property of Confucius Institute at UC Davis. Winners agree to give CI permissions for reprint and other future uses.

Contestants are solely responsible for ownership of their recipes. Confucius Institute at UC Davis is not liable under any circumstances. Contestants are finacially responsible for all postage and for supplying all needed cooking ingredients.