Win Cooking Contests – 5 Things You Must Do If You Want The First Prize

Posted on: 12th July 2014

Win Cooking ContestsYou love cooking and you are known as the best cook in your family? Enter your most popular recipe in cooking contests. You might win some great money doing something you love most. When you decide to enter a competition, here are a few tips that will help you win the grand prize:

  1. Simple And Clear - it cannot be stressed enough that the recipe should actually be as simple as can be. At the same time, it should be explained clearly so the reader does not need any clarifications whatsoever. Test the readability of your recipe on your friends. If they cook the dish according to your recipe without asking you a single question, it is well written; if they ask, fix it.
  1. Enter The Recipe You Know Best – sometimes people win entering an impromptu dish, but this is a big risk. To win, you should be a master at what you do; no one should know it better than you do. Hence, enter the recipe that you know best – so there are no surprises.
  1. Add A Twist To Your Entry Dish – most winners are indeed the tastiest ones, etc. However, very often a recipe wins on account of its ingenuity in using surprise ingredients. Add a new herb, a new spice, a new method – and have the dish come out with a twist. Of course, this is not something you do on the day of the contest. You need to practice on it long enough  to ensure that it comes out perfect, but anything that is out-of-the-box and comes out great will have best chance to win.
  1. Enter Contests That You Can Win – there are contests and contests. You should choose the ones that give you a fair chance to win the grand prize. For example, if you enter a contest that require online voting and you have next to zero social networking, no matter how great your recipe is, it will not win. Hence, this kills your chance to win.
  1. Be Ready To Go The Extra Mile – a few cooking contests will require that you make a video on how you made the dish you enter. Many will back off because they are not comfortable with being in front of the camera. Go the extra mile; do it even if you are not too comfortable. That extra mile is often the little push that will tilt the scales your way.

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