A Celebration of Southern Illinois Cuisine accepting recipes through February

INA, Ill. (Jan. 22, 2014) – With about one month to go, recipes are still being accepted by the Rend Lake College Culinary Arts program for the “Celebration of Southern Illinois Cuisine Recipe Competition.” The deadline for recipes is Saturday, March 1.

The competition is open to all high school students, not just those in cooking classes, who are looking to enhance their culinary skills and win prizes while doing so. Submissions should include the recipes, photos of the finished dish, and an explanation as to why the student selected the cuisine.

Three top submissions in each category, savory or pastry, will be chosen to compete in a culinary challenge, scheduled for Saturday, April 5. The competition will be held in the RLC Culinary Arts kitchens in the Student Center.

The winner of the savory category will receive a professional knife kit and the winner of the baking category will receive a professional baking kit, both from Mercer Cutlery, event sponsor. All contestants will receive an embroidered Professional Chefs Jacket.

Entrants should email submissions to Chef Robert Wilson, RLC Lead Culinary Arts Instructor, at . All submissions will be posted on the program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rlculinary. Local chefs will judge the submissions and the top contestants at the challenge.

For more information, contact Wilson at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1332.

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