Eggland's Best Announces Winners In The First Ever "Your Best Recipe" Contest
Emily Prager, Coyne Public Relations
EGGLAND'S BEST ANNOUNCES WINNERS IN THE FIRST-EVER EGGLAND'S BEST "YOUR BEST RECIPE" CONTEST
Four At-Home Chefs Take Home Cash Prizes in National Recipe Contest
November 12, 2012 (Cedar Knolls, NJ)- After reviewing thousands and thousands of recipes the results are in, and Eggland's Best has announced the Grand Prize winner and Category winners in the first-ever Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest. Taking home the $10,000 Grand Prize is Donna Pochoday-Stelmach of Morristown, NJ, whose Peach-Blueberry Egg Bread Bake was named the over-all Grand Prize Winner, as well as the Breakfast Category winner.
"My Peach-Blueberry Egg Bread Bake is based on my vision of merging healthy ingredients like fresh fruit and Eggland's Best eggs into a comforting egg bread-custard base," said Donna Pochoday-Stelmach. "I have been a long-time fan of Eggland's Best eggs due to their nutritional advantages over ordinary eggs, and I am overjoyed to be selected as the Grand Prize winner in their first-ever national recipe contest."
Eggland's Best has also announced three Category winners who will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Each Category winner represents the highest-scored recipes in the remaining categories:
- Appetizer Category winner - Devon Delaney of Westport, CT, who entered her Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus Avgolemono
- Main Course Category winner- Michael Barone of Hamden, CT, who entered his Korean Bibimbap Salad
- Dessert Category winner- Caroline Brody of Forest Hills, NY who entered her Chocolate Hazelnut Espresso Cookies
Eggland's Best received recipe entries from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico. The Grand Prize winner and Category winners were selected from the top 20 Semi-Finalist entries, which were submitted by entrants from coast to coast, including California, Florida, Mississippi and New York.
The Semi-Finalist recipes were judged by Candice Kumai chef and cookbook author and Elizabeth Ward nationally recognized dietitian and author. Chef Candice Kumai and Elizabeth Ward tasted and scored each Semi-Finalist recipe based on the criteria of taste, presentation and creativity.
In addition, Eggland's Best encouraged consumers to vote for their favorite recipes through an online voting platform on the Eggland's Best website. For a 10 day period between September 20, 2012 and September 30, 2012, consumers were able to vote for their favorite recipes, garnering thousands of online votes.
"We want to congratulate the Grand Prize and Category winners who were selected in the first-ever Eggland's Best 'Your Best Recipe' Contest," said Charles T. Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best, LLC. "We are so impressed by the high caliber of recipes submitted in this year's contest and are eager to highlight the 20 Semi-Finalist recipes on the Eggland's Best website, as well as in a limited-edition e-cookbook, which will be launching in December."
To view the top 20 Semi-Finalist recipes, and for Official Rules visit http://www.egglandsbest.com/yourbestrecipe.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamin D, E, and B12 and a good source of riboflavin. EB eggs have 25 percent less saturated fat and more than two times Omega-3 than ordinary eggs. Eggland's Best eggs are the recipients of many awards including the Gold Medal for superior taste, appearance and freshness from The American Masters of Taste; the Good Housekeeping Seal from Good Housekeeping Research Institute; one of the 25 Healthiest Foods for Women by Prevention Magazine (2010); one of the Best Packaged Foods by Prevention magazine (2012); a Progressive Grocer Editors' Pick (2012); Best Grab-and-Go Breakfast Food by Health magazine (2011);one of the Top 125 Foods for Men in the Men's Health annual nutrition awards for eight consecutive years (2005-2012); "Best Egg" by Men's Health magazine on their list of Top 20 Organic Foods (2010); one of the top 125 Best Packaged Foods For Women according to Women's Health magazine for three years (2008,2010,2011); a top five "superfood" picks according to American Baby magazine (2010); and the National Health & Wellness Club Stamp of Approval for flavor, quality and nutrition.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers that the eggs meet the highest standards of taste, nutrition and quality. Eggland's Best hens are fed a strictly controlled, high-quality, all-natural, all-vegetarian diet without added hormones, antibiotics or steroids of any kind. EB eggs are available in large, extra large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified as Kosher.