Looks like a good contest to enter.....3 decent prizes; 2 $1000 prizes, then the trip to Munich....so there are 3 chances to win. The field of entries is limited to professionals in culinary....so home contestors are not elgible to enter. The ingrediant is interesting enough to spark all kinds of ideas, though I did notice that desserts were missing from the catagories.
Appropriate Application/Use of Sauerkraut (30%), Taste (30%); Appearance (20%); and Originality (20%).
So now to figure out what is meant by "appropriate application/use of Sauerkraut".
It's always good to spell the main ingredient correctly too.
I gather the recipes are focused for home use since they specify 4-6 serving quantities. There's also a main focus on appearance....sauerkraut is not especially photogenic on it's own. The photos on the side of the website are beautiful....stuffed mushrooms, pizza and a green salad.
It'd be good to know what the company wants with the recipes, are they for PR to home cooks, or to stimulate use in the industry? Are the recipes to be used internationally or just in the US? Originality is further down the totem pole which is kind of interesting.
Thank you for bringing this opportunity to Cheftalk....it reads like fun play.
The cake is out since there is not a catagory for it but I'm thinking there are all kinds of fun stuffings and dips as well as fusion pickle (kraut) influenced recipes waiting to be created.
cooking with all your senses.....