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Dole California Cook-Off Contest (Giveaway)  

Friday, April 9, 2010


From home cook to celebrity chef! Five lucky finalists will win more than just their 15 minutes of fame with a trip for two to sunny LA where they will participate in the California Cook-Off event with celebrity chef Ben Ford. With airfare, three nights’ accommodations, a rental car and spending money included, you’ll be living your very own California dream!

  • Just visit to enter your signature recipe for an entrĂ©e that highlights at least one can of DOLE Fruit or Juice. Using DOLE Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Tropical Fruit, Pineapple Juice or Pineapple Mango Juice, as well as no more than seven additional ingredients, you will be automatically entered to win this ultimate California cooking experience.

  • Judging criteria for the Grand Prize Winner will be based on:
      • Best use of DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice
      • Creativity
      • Flavor and taste

  • The California Cook-Off event will be held at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, one of the most well-respected culinary schools in California. You will be teamed up with a professional blogger as your "sous" chef, who will chronicle the cooking process and feature your dish on their site! This blogger will be on hand to help with your dish and share the experience with you with their readers. Plus the Grand Prize winning recipe will appear on cans of DOLE Fruit nationwide! 

  • Don’t forget to keep coming back to for more chances to enter your favorite recipes, as well as discover great new recipes to try out!

    • The California Cook-Off Instant Win Game offers even more chances to win with DOLE. All you have to do is register at, and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of more than 100 great prizes from
    • And tell your friends! For each friend you tell about the DOLE Cook-Off, you’ll get an additional entry to win!
    • DOLE Canned Fruit comes in three different varieties: Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple and Tropical Fruit.
    • Convenient and ready-to-eat, DOLE Canned Fruit is the one of the best ways to have fruit always on hand in your pantry.
    • DOLE Canned Fruit is naturally fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and rich in vitamin C.
    • DOLE Canned Fruit has been awarded the ChefsBest award by the American Culinary ChefsBest.
    • DOLE Canned Pineapple is a convenient, ready-to-eat product. For your convenience, DOLE Canned Pineapple is available in slices, chunks, tidbits and crushed.
    • DOLE Tropical Fruit is a combination of hand-selected pineapple and red and yellow papaya chunks packed in light syrup and passion fruit juice.
    • DOLE 100% Pineapple Juice and Pineapple Mango Juice are packed with real fruit taste and always have the flavor adventure you've been craving.


    DOLE was kind enough to send me a couple of free coupons for a few cans of fruit, and as a longtime fan of DOLE canned fruit, we were thrilled to receive our coupons! I love to incorporate fruit into our diets in new and interesting ways, since it seems like we're never getting enough!


    One winner will win a couple of coupons for a FREE DOLE product!

    To enter, tell me a recipe you could use if you were going to enter the Dole Cook-off Contest! Or, if you did enter, please share the recipe you entered with! 

    For extra entries, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 2/2/10.

    This giveaway will end on April 23rd, 2010. 

    Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

    Disclaimer: I was sent a couple of free DOLE product coupons to facilitate with this review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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