It's Al Dente! Recipe Contest

Monday, September 07, 2015 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

To celebrate the World Pasta Month this October, Doña Elena, the biggest brand of Mediterranean products in the country is launching their It's Al Dente! Pasta Recipe' Contest. Share your love for pasta and start cooking your favorite pasta recipe using any of the Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta variants: Fettuccine, Spaghetti, Penne Rigate, Fusilli, or Lasagna. Take a photo of the finished product together with the Al Dente packaging. Be creative and artistic! Then, post and share your Al Dente Pasta dish and recipe on Instagram. Set it on public and don't forget to use the hashtag #‎AlDentePastaMonth‬ and tag @donaelenacuisineraclub. Don't have Instagram? You may submit your entry directly on the contest website. From all participants, the judges will select ten (10) qualifying recipes which will be cooked accordingly based on the recipe submitted. From there, the Top 5 will be selected to compete in the live Al Dente Pasta Cooking Competition to be held during the on-ground World Pasta Month event. You can only submit one winning entry so submit your best shot for a chance to win up to P10,000 in CASH and prizes. The Top ten (10) Pasta-rrific Cooks/Finalists will also each receive P500 CASH + One (1) Al Dente gift pack + 2 FREE passes to the Al Dente World Pasta Month event which will earn you a pasta meal plate plus freebies from participating booths. Not only that. The first fifty (50) entries (25 via Instagram and 25 via manual submission) will each receive one (1) Al Dente Pasta Pack which will be delivered to your home address.

http://www.boy-kuripot.com/2015/09/its-al-dente-recipe-contest.html

Contest Requirements:
  • Male or female, 18 years of age and above, local citizen and resident of Metro Manila
  • Not a professional chef, food writer, nutritionist or any related culinary or food service profession
  • Any Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta Variants
    • Doña Elena Al Dente Fettuccine 500g
    • Doña Elena Al Dente Spaghetti 500g
    • Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli 500g and 250g
    • Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate 500g and 250g
    • Doña Elena Al Dente Lasagna 500g
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Entry Guidelines
    • Create your own or cook your favorite pasta recipe using any of the Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta variants
    • Take a picture of your finished product together with a Doña Elena Al Dente Pasta wrapper
    • Finished product must carry the ff:
      • Recipe Name
      • Ingredient List with Measurement
      • Preparation Directions
  2. Two (2) Ways to Submit Entries
    • Upload your Al Dente Pasta dish on Instagram
      • Use the hashtag ‪#‎AlDentePastaMonth‬ and tag @donaelenacuisineraclub
      • Your post and account should be set to public
    • Log on to aldentepastamonth.com and fill out manual submission form. Note: If you are using Desktop, zoom the screen to 75% to show the submission button.
  3. Judging Criteria
    • Top 10
      • 45% Originality and Creativity - Innovation
      • 35% Ease of preparation - Procedure and availability of ingredients
      • 20% Plating and Presentation - From picture
      • Note: Bonus 5 points if the recipe will contain any (1) of the following products:
        • Doña Elena Olive Oil
        • Doña Elena Olives
        • Doña Elena Capers
        • Doña Elena Whole Peeled Tomatoes
        • Doña Elena Diced Tomatoes
        • Doña Elena Anchovies
        • Doña Elena Spanish Sardines
    • Top 5
      • 35% Taste - Blend of flavors and palatability
      • 25% Originality and Creativity - Innovation
      • 25% Ease of preparation - Procedure and availability of ingredients
      • 15% Plating and Presentation - From picture
  4. The Judges will select ten (10) qualifying recipes which will be cooked accordingly based on the recipe submitted. From there, the Top 5 will be selected to compete in the live Al Dente Pasta Cooking Competition to be held during the on-ground World Pasta Month event 
  5. You can only submit one (1) winning entry
  6. The first fifty (50) to submit their entries will receive a special prize, i.e., twenty-five (25) via manual submission and twenty-five (25) via Instagram. Prizes will be delivered to your home
  7. The Top Ten (10) Pasta-rrific Cooks will need to claim their prizes at Fly Ace Corporation's head office located at 7th Floor Fly Ace Corporate Center, 13 Coral Way St., Central Business Park, Pasay City
  8. All contest prizes in kind are not convertible to cash or exchanged to any item of equivalent value
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission of recipe entries until September 30, 2015
  • Notification of winners:
    • First fifty (50) to submit recipe
      • On or before September 30, 2015 via email - First twenty-five (25) winners for the manual submission
      • On or before September 30, 2015 via Instagram - First twenty-five (25) winners for the Instagram submission
    • Top ten (10) Pasta-rrific Cooks
      • On or before October 9, 2015 via e-mail or Instagram
  • October 2015 - World Pasta Month and Live Al Dente Pasta Cooking Competition
Contest Prize:
  • Grand winner in the Live Al Dente Pasta Cooking Competition
    • Up to P10,000 in CASH and prizes
  • Instant Prizes
    • First fifty (50) entries will automatically get one (1) Al Dente Pasta Pack which includes:
      • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate 250g
      • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli 250g
  • Pasta-rrific Cooks (Cooking Competition Finalists)
    • Top ten (10) Pasta-rrific Cooks/Finalists will each receive:
      • P500 CASH
      • One (1) Al Dente gift pack which includes:
        • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Fettuccine 500g
        • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Lasagna 500g
        • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate 250g
        • One (1) Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli 250g
      • Two (2) FREE passes to the Al Dente World Pasta Month event which will earn you a pasta meal plate plus freebies from participating booths
Upside
  • CASH prize
  • Online submission
Downside
  • You can only submit one (1) winning entry
  • All contest prizes in kind are not convertible to cash or exchanged to any item of equivalent value
For more info, log on to aldentepastamonth.com