Del Monte names second winner in cooking contest

05/07/2013 09:24:00 AM
Mary Kastor

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce named Karen Gulkin of Greeley, Colo. as the second of four weekly winners.

The aspiring chef’s win earns her the opportunity to advance to the Cook Off Challenge in Miami.

“Congratulations to Karen Gulkin on being our second week winner,” Dennis Christou, vice president of marketing for Del Monte, said in a news release. “She certainly proves to be an aspiring chef with her winning taco recipe using Del Monte fresh avocados. 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 requires consumers to create a recipe using Del Monte fresh fruits and vegetables.

“I’m so excited about making it to the finals,” Karen Gulkin said in the release. “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. 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 participate, as the contest that began April 15 runs until June 15.

For more information, visit http://www.fruits.com/



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