Innovative Cooking Competition 2017

2016 winner, Yuki Itoh

DINNER TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS!


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


May 13, 2017

You are welcome to submit recipes for the second 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* into your recipe.  If your recipe is selected for the final round, you will be invited to prepare the dish on site on May 13, 2017. The deadline for recipe submissions is April 1 at 5 pm PST.

Eligibility:     Must be age 18 or above 

                    Professional chefs & cooks are not eligible to enter the competition.

                    2016 Innovative Cooking Competition finalists are not eligible to enter
                     the competition.

Criteria:     1. Originality

                 2.  Taste

                 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 

Prizes:

  • First Prize (1): $1000

  • Second Prize (2): $600 each
                                    
  • Third Prize (3): $300 each
                            

Submission:  Send your original recipe listing all ingredients & step-by-step instructions, along with a color photo(s) of the finished dish (up to 2 MB) by email to Kate Zhang at wkzhang@ucdavis.edu

Deadline: April 1, 2017 by 5:00 pm PST (Late submissions will not be considered.)

On-Site Competition Saturday, May 13, 2017. Final location to be announced. 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 supplying all needed tools and cooking ingredients. Winning recipes will become the property of the Confucius Institute at UC Davis. The winners give the Confucius Institute at UC Davis permissions for reprint and future uses.

If you are not a participant, but would still like to enjoy the excitement and fun of the competition and festivities, we invite you to join us for dinner:

Purchase Dinner Tickets Here

Adults
$10 by April 30
$12 May 1 - May 8

Children (10 and under)
$5 by April 30
$8 May 1 - May 8

Cancellation Policy

There is no charge to cancel if the request is received no later that May 6, 2017.  A $1 cancellation fee will be charged as of May 7, 2017.