Mendocino Coast, CA (Vocus) June 8, 2010
Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, a gourmet raw food teaching facility in Northern California is launching a “Hot Raw Chef” Video Recipe Contest as part of the Living Light Chef Showcase, streaming live August 27-29, 2010. Entries must be 100% raw vegan recipes, with a minimum of 90% raw (never heated over 118 degrees Fahrenheit) ingredients by weight. $1150 Grand Prize includes a Food Styling for Photography Class, taught by Living Light Director Cherie Soria, author of The Raw Food Revolution Diet, and Denise Vivaldo, a professional food stylist and author of How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business. The Grand Prize winner will also earn a place as a featured chef during the event. Runner up receives $450 worth of prizes, and the People’s Choice Award, valued at $250, goes to the aspiring chef who wins the most votes online. A total of more than $1800 in prizes will be awarded.
The contest is open to both professional and amateur chefs who submit a 5 minute video demonstrating an original raw vegan recipe. Entries will be evaluated on presentation, teaching style, recipe quality, and adherence to judging criteria. Deadline for submissions is Midnight June 30, 2010 Pacific Daylight Time. Visit http://www.HotRawChef.com for contest guidelines and details.
Cherie Soria started Living Light Culinary Arts Institute 12 years ago. She and her staff teach students how to make gourmet gluten free, healthy raw vegan foods that taste more like haute cuisine than rabbit food. “We decided to sponsor a video recipe contest so that more people can learn to create delicious gourmet raw foods for themselves and their families,” says Soria, “we figured—what better way to show the world that healthy food can taste delicious.” Her goal is nothing less than to refine a new paradigm— reinventing gourmet cuisine for the 21st Century, and she has the blessing of health experts Like T.Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study, and John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America.
The Living Light Chef Showcase will highlight step-by-step demonstrations of healthy, sustainable, earth friendly dishes with a gourmet spin—everything from dairy-free vegan “cheeses” and pates, to appetizers, soups, entrees, breads, crackers, sauces, dips, and incredible desserts. 12 top raw food chefs and one lucky “Hot Raw Chef” Video Recipe Contest winner will translate the flavors of the world into a brand new language.
Living Light International has four eco friendly businesses on the Mendocino coast of Northern California: Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Living Light Café, Living Light Marketplace, and Living Light Inn. The Living Light Chef Showcase takes place every fourth weekend in August.
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