From July 1 to August 31, 2018, professional chefs and foodservice operators are invited to participate in Minor’s® Flavor Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to Lyon, France, to watch the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition January 29-30, 2019. Winners will be announced on Minor’s website in November.

More than $15,000 in additional bonus prizes will be awarded throughout the competition. Each entrant may receive one FREE sample of their choice from the contest’s list of eligible products.

The Flavor Expedition is presented annually to celebrate the commercially ambitious chef, and recognize culinarians with a heart for distinctive flavor and craftsmanship— those who believe in uncompromised creativity.
“As James Beard Award-winning chef Kevin Nashan so eloquently put it, the Bocuse d’Or’s focus on classic technique — not simply the dishes, but vital building blocks like properly made stock — is as important ever. Similarly, Minor’s line of culinary ingredients have stayed true to long-standing culinary traditions. New products, like our Farm to Label™ Bases and GreenLeaf™ Pestos, push the industry forward through the use of hero ingredients and cutting edge technology—instead of artificial additives— to meet the demands of today’s modern kitchens and ingredient-savvy diners,“ stated Gamze Konal, Minor’s marketing manager.

To enter, operators must submit their original recipe at before Friday, August 31, 2018. To qualify, recipe submissions must include at least one (1) Minor’s Ready to Flavor™ ingredient from the list of eligible products:
• NEW! Classical Reductions™ Reduced Chicken Stock
• Any Farm to Label™ Gluten Free Base made with Natural Ingredients
• Any Classic or Latin Flavor Concentrate
• NEW! GreenLeaf™ Basil Pesto or Cilantro Pesto

The Grand Prize package includes:
• $10,000
• A trip for two to Lyon, France, including airfare, accommodations for 4 days / 5 nights
• Access to the Bocuse d’Or competition (Jan 29-30, 2019) and SIRHA Show
• A commemorative chef coat autographed by Bocuse d’Or founder, Chef Paul Bocuse
• Automatic entry into the 2019 World Food Championships to compete for $100,000

Additional Prizes:
Two runners up will receive an autographed copy of Bocuse in Your Kitchen, along with:
• 1st Runner Up will receive $5,000
• 2nd Runner Up will receive $2,500

The contest entry period runs 7/1/18 – 8/31/18. Limit one entry per person. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. The Minor’s® Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, 18 and older (or 19 for residents of AL and NE) AND who are Foodservice Operators that develop or prepare recipes for menu items served to paying guests as their primary form of employment. Begins on 7/1/2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends on 8/31/2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Winner must be able to travel 1/27/19-2/1/19. Visit for how to enter and full official rules. Void where prohibited, restricted, or taxed by law. Sponsor: NESTLÉ USA, Inc., 1812 N Moore St, Arlington, VA 22209