Cheesemaker, Restaurant Chain Hold Mac and Cheese Cookoff
Finalists will be chosen based on unique use of ingredients, taste and overall creativity. At the final cook-off events, entrants will prepare their macaroni and cheese recipe from scratch with the assistance of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant chefs, which will then be sampled by local celebrity judges and culinary experts. The winner in each city will receive a $1,000 check, 25 pounds of Tillamook cheese and an "unveiling" of their recipe prepared for eight at their local McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant. Finalists will receive 15 pounds of Tillamook cheese and a McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant gift certificate for $75. All winners will be featured on the contest Web site and possibly on product packaging.
For more information about the contest (including contest deadlines, rules and regulations, and more), go online at www.tillamookcontest.com or call 1-866-5RECIPE.