I'm really looking forward to this year's Bite of Oregon. I attended last year's and had a booth with my then recently released local food book -- Food Lover's Guide to Portland. This year, I'll be judging a fun competition that you can compete in if you want called the Hot Shot Cook-Off.
Four aspiring chefs (18 years old+) will compete for the Hot-Shot Bite title on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. Competitors have thirty minutes to create one dish with a secret ingredient.
First Hot Shot Competition -- Saturday, August 13 12:25pm - 1:25pm Second Hot Shot Competition -- Saturday, August 13 1:30pm - 2:30pm Final Hot Shot Competition -- Sunday, August 14 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Wednesday August 3rd and include: A photograph A written submission detailing in 100 words or less why you can stand the heat in the kitchen Your name Age Culinary aspirations Your favorite thing to cook Why you love to cook
Ten potential competitors will be announced on the Bite of Oregon Facebook page and public voting will commence. A week later the four competitors will be announced.
The winner gets a trophy as the 2011 Hot Shot Cook-Off title holder and a prize package including a gas grill and a gift certificate to a culinary store. Their winning recipes will appear in The Oregonian.
Bite of Oregon www.biteoforegon.com August 12-14, 2011 Waterfront Park Portland, Oregon