If you think you've got what it takes and can stack up against some of the biggest names in the cooking industry, then Mutti are offering you the chance of a lifetime with their latest competition, as they scour the whole of the United Kingdom to find the country's best tomato home cook.
Looking for both authenticity and creativity, Chefs Ben Tish and Paul Foster from Great British Chefs, as well as Chef Gabriella Margiotta and Head Chef at Mutti, Italy, Carlo Casoni, will be on hand to judge the menus that the public have to offer.
Those who want to get involved are tasked with creating their own three-course menu - starter, main and dessert - with each of the dishes using a different and perfectly-matched product from the Mutti Essentials range.
The judges will then compare each of the menus on originality, presentation and overall appeal, whittling down the entrants to just five shortlisted menus, which will then be put to the public vote before the final three are invited to cook in front of the chef judges, during a live final at Sauce, by The Langham in London, on November 8th, 2021.
Cooks have until 11.59 pm on 21st October to create and submit their menus online, so, there’s no time to lose, get creating and get those entries in. To enter, visit https://mutti-parma.com/en/golden-tomato-cook/, where you can also discover lots of recipe inspiration and tips too. Full terms and conditions apply, details on the website.
So, what are Britain's home cooks fighting it out for? The first prize is a trip to Parma, Italy for two people across five nights, including accommodation, return economy flights, car hire and, a cooking lesson with Carlo Casoni himself.
The person who finishes in second place will receive a meal for two people at Paul Foster's Michelin starred restaurant Salt in London, whilst the third place finalist will enjoy a cooking class for two at Eataly, London. Fourth and fifth place will each receive a product hamper from Mutti.
Zsuzsa Gosztola, Mutti Marketing Manager U.K.,Germany and Nordics, says: “Mutti stands for ‘uncompromised quality’ and using our products, you can make your dishes taste even more delicious. This year we are excited to launch our competition, with the aim of discovering how using the right quality and best fitting tomato can make the difference for your dish. We are thrilled to see British foodies and cooks showing off with their best tomato dishes. We can’t wait to see and try all the fabulous menus that are entered, and we look forward to crowning our UK champion with this very special and coveted award.”
The Mutti Essentials range is available now at leading supermarkets, including Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Asda and Booths, so make sure to pick up your favourites before entering the competition!
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