Del Monte Names 2nd ‘Find Your Inner Chef’ Winner

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Del Monte Names 2nd ‘Find Your Inner Chef’ Winner


Del Monte Fresh Produce has named Karen Gulkin of Greeley, Colo., the second of four weekly winners of its “Find Your Inner Chef” online contest. Gulkin will move on to the Cook Off Challenge to be held in Miami, Fla.

“[Karen] certainly proves to be an aspiring chef with her winning taco recipe using Del Monte fresh avocados,” said Dennis Christou, VP of Marketing, North America for Del Monte. “We can’t wait to meet Karen in Miami, and look forward to seeing her in action as she competes for the grand prize and the coveted Del Monte Fresh Chef title.”

The contest encourages consumers to participate in a fresh culinary experience using their own favorite recipe or by creating a new recipe using Del Monte fresh fruits and vegetables. Daily prizes include retail gift cards, culinary kitchen tools and tabletop appliances

“I entered one of my favorite recipes, Blackened Orange Steak Tacos with Citrus Guacamole using Del Monte fresh avocados. It’s always a family favorite,” Gulkin said. “I want to thank everyone for their support through Facebook and Twitter, and for voting for me. I can’t wait for this trip to Miami, where I know my recipe will bring the win to Colorado.”

Consumers can still enter the contest by “liking” Del Monte’s Facebook page and completing the pop-up registration form. Participants should then post a copy of their original recipe along with photos using Del Monte Fresh Produce products. The contest runs through June 15, 2013.

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce is one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.