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Foster Farms announces chicken cooking contest

Foster Farms has announces the call for entries for its first-ever Foster Farms West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest's champion will earn a prize of $10,000 plus a 1-year supply of fresh Foster Farms chicken.

The company is carrying on the tradition of the now defunct National Chicken Cooking Contest, the nation’s longest running and most lucrative cooking competition, but bringing it closer to home on the West Coast, says Foster Farms.

Home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington are encouraged to submit their prized, original chicken recipes for consideration. Recipes must feature fresh Foster Farms chicken and should be inspired by local ingredients as a testament to Foster Farms’ commitment to foods that are fresh, locally-grown and always natural.

The deadline to enter is June 30, 2010, and the contest will culminate with finals held in San Francisco in September 2010 during National Chicken Month.

“As a longstanding West Coast brand devoted to the fresh, natural foods of our region, we want to encourage consumers in our area to celebrate local tastes and flavors with chicken as the centerpiece,” said Ira Brill, Director of Marketing and Advertising Services for Foster Farms. “Fresh chicken continues to be a nutritious, affordable mealtime staple on which consumers rely and they’re always looking for new ways to enjoy it. With the Foster Farms West Coast Chicken Cooking Contest, we’re hoping to inspire new ways to prepare locally-grown chicken.”

Natalie Berkhout

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