BLOG: The Great Vegetarian Dish Challenge is back!

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The New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2013 competition is looking for great recipes that can be in the following 3 categories:
1. Breakfast / Brunch
2. Lunch
3. Dinner / Fine Dining

The recipes can be:
1. Vegan: plant-based, featuring fresh New Zealand grown vegetables and excluding any food of animal origin
2. Lacto – vegetarian: plant-based including dairy [milk and milk products, using vegetarian rennet if necessary] and featuring fresh New Zealand grown vegetables
3. Lacto – ovo vegetarian: plant-based including dairy [milk and milk products, using vegetarian rennet if necessary] and egg[s] and featuring fresh New Zealand grown vegetables

The competition runs from 1st March to 30th April 2013. All entries must be received by 30th April 2013.

All complete and valid entries will receive a $50 Bidvest Fresh voucher

The top 3 finalists from each category will be announced in May 2013 and will receive publicity and promotion, and a Vegetarian Challenge Certificate

The winner of each category will be announced in July 2013 and will receive:
-      A New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Winner Plate
-      An iPad Mini
-      An Air New Zealand mystery weekend travel voucher worth $1,200
-      Additional media and publicity

The entry form is available here from 1st March 2013.  You will need to provide:
-      Your name, business/place of work, email address and physical address
-      Recipe with the number of servings
-      A high res photo of the dish.

Every entry submitted must meet the following criteria to be deemed valid:
-      Recipes submitted must be the entrant’s original work.
-      Entries can be for Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner/Fine Dining.
-      Only fresh New Zealand grown vegetables available March to June are to be used in the dish. Visit vegetables.co.nz resources for a copy of the availability chart. Fungi are not included in this competition.
-      Entrants retain ownership of the recipe, but give vegetables.co.nz and Bidvest permission to use the recipe, the image and the entrant’s name, to promote fresh New Zealand grown vegetables.

Judging Criteria
Entries must match the criteria above to be deemed valid. Marks will be allocated for:
-      Creativity and innovation
-      Originality
-      Use of fresh New Zealand grown vegetables
-      Presentation
-      Complementary flavours
-      Appropriate preparation and cooking methods

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