Calling All Grilling Gurus: Dole Cook-Off Contest Wants You

Everyone has a favorite grilling dish, and Dole is on the hunt to find the best one. With only 10 days left to enter your DOLEicious grilling recipe, visit now!

California Cook-Off with Chef Ben Ford for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to LA. Visit fac ...

California Cook-Off with Chef Ben Ford for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to LA. Visit to enter now. (Photo: Business Wire)

The DOLE family of all-natural fruit and salad products 2011 California Cook-Off is a grilling recipe contest that incorporates at least one DOLE ingredient. Three lucky Dole Facebook fans finalists will to win a trip to L.A.’s famed The Grove to whip up their grilled cuisine and interact alongside celebrity chef and Cook-Off judge Chef Ben Ford.

“There are so many ways to get creative when you’re grilling – don’t be afraid to think outside the box,” said Ben Ford, Executive Chef and Proprietor of Ford’s Filling Station and Guest Judge. “Try grilling bacon-wrapped dates as an appetizer, or for dessert grill a slice of pound cake and top with mixed fruit in a citrus sorbet sauce. Your grilling recipe can be that easy!”

Don’t miss the chance to submit it to the DOLE 2011 California Cook-Off recipe contest by May 15. For complete rules, visit and look for the “CA Cook-Off” link to submit your best grilling recipe that uses a DOLE product. Who knows? You may just be the next DOLE 2011 California Cook-Off winner!

About DOLE Food Company, Inc.

DOLE is the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas. DOLE markets a growing line of packaged and frozen fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.

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