General Mills Foodservice is now accepting entries for the inaugural Gold Medal Medallion Culinary Challenge. The recipe challenge is open to all culinary professionals including chefs, cooks, bakers, or foodservice production personnel employed by NACUFS member schools. Culinary professionals must create their own original recipes using one five-pound box of Gold Medal baking mix and no more than five additional ingredients (not including water).

Because Gold Medal mix offers endless variety, operators can choose to use Variety Muffin Mix, Whole Grain Muffin Variety Mix, Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, Corn Muffin Mix, Complete Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Whole Grain Complete Pancake Mix, Chocolate Brownie Mix, Yellow Cake Mix, White Cake Mix, or Devil’s Food Cake Mix to create their award-winning recipes.

Applicants can enter a recipe for either a breakfast item or a sweet treat. To enter, culinary professionals must submit their recipe online at Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2010. One entry per operating unit will be accepted.

Recipes submitted to the Gold Medal Medallion Culinary Challenge will be judged by a panel consisting of members from General Mills Foodservice’s culinary team, General Mills Foodservice marketing, foodservice industry professionals, and college and university students. Recipes will be evaluated based on taste, appearance, ease of preparation, and creativity.

Winners of the gold, silver, and bronze medal recipes will be announced on April 1, 2011, and will be featured in upcoming General Mills College & University Culinary Workshop trainings and on the General Mills Foodservice website. The gold medal winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the 2011 NACUFS National Conference in Dallas. All medalists will receive a special recognition award plaque and their recipes will be showcased at the General Mills Foodservice booth at next year’s NACUFS conference.

“Collegiate dining professionals are constantly looking to raise the bar to create culinary sensations for their students,” says Tanya Kroll, College & University Associate Channel manager for General Mills Foodservice. “The Gold Medal Medallion Culinary Challenge allows chefs and foodservice bakers the perfect opportunity to extend their creativity and gain peer recognition for creating their own signature offerings using our amazingly versatile Gold Medal baking mixes.”

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