Del Monte names chef contest winner

05/23/2013 02:29:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

Areli Biggers of Hopkinton, Mass., is the third of four weekly aspiring chef winners in Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc.’s “Find Your Inner Chef” contest.

Del Monte chef celebrationIn the final round, Biggers plans to compete at the June 15 Cook Off Challenge in Miami.

In April, the Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte launched the contest to encourage consumers to submit their favorite recipes using Del Monte fresh fruits and vegetables.

Biggers’ winning recipe, banana flan using Del Monte fresh bananas, is a testament of her taste as well as an example of her culinary talent, Dennis Christou, Del Monte Fresh’s vice president of marketing for North America, said in a news release.

Biggers won based on her recipe’s appeal, its use of Del Monte products as well as the number of “likes” and tweets it received through social media, according to the release.

Del Monte plans to name the final winner nationally and in that winner’s hometown.



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