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Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge

Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge

Presented by: N.C. Cooperative Extension in Swain County

Do you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes? How about exploring different foods and ingredients and creating your own signature dishes? If you answered yes, then the Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge is right down your alley!

  1. Register for the Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge
  2. Choose a Choptastic Grocery Bag.
  3. Purchase ingredients listed in your Grocery Bag of choice.
  4. Decide on 2 additional ingredients to add from your pantry.
  5. Make a brief video of your recipe (see Video Requirements below).
  6. Submit/email your video entry.
  7. Winners announced and prizes awarded!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Choptastic Grocery Bag Guidelines

Choose a Choptastic Grocery Bag from the list below and add 2 ingredients of your choice to create a delicious recipe!

Each bag includes 6 ingredients. The good news is you can add 2 ingredients from your pantry to make your recipe unique.

You must use each of the 6 ingredients from the mystery baskets. You can decide how much of each ingredient to use. Items from the grocery bags are not interchangeable.

* Ingredients are not provided and must be purchased by the participant.

Choptastic Grocery Bag #1:

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Dried Tarragon
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • + 2 ingredients of your choice

Choptastic Grocery Bag #2:

  • Beef Tips Sirloin Steak
  • Frozen Garlic Toast
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Olive Oil
  • + 2 ingredients of your choice

Choptastic Grocery Bag #3:

  • Pork Chops
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Corn Starch
  • Olive Oil
  • + 2 ingredients of your choice

Choptastic Video Requirements

Submit completed Choptastic Video before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7. Submit to Dee Decker, Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent at dee_decker@ncsu.edu). Please include “Video Cooking Challenge” in the subject line. You will receive an email confirmation.

Participants must submit a video with their final recipe, with an explanation of cooking technique(s), a brief description of ingredients (including the 2 additional ingredients), and why their recipe is the best.

The judges will review:

  • Taste as described by the chef
  • The attractiveness of the plated dish
  • Creativity and uniqueness of recipe
  • The chef’s enthusiasm

Video should be between 2-5 minutes.

The videos will be judged by local office staff and volunteers.

Feedback will be available to contestants upon request.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not share your video on social media without your permission. It is not a requirement for participating. We respect your privacy.

Winners and Prizes

Winners will be announced on Monday, August 10  – top three winners will receive prizes.

  • THIRD PLACE: Swain County insulated shopping bag + set of spatulas
  • SECOND PLACE: Swain County insulated shopping bag + set of three serving bowls
  • FIRST PLACE: Swain County insulated shopping bag + immersion blender

Important Reminders

Register for the Choptastic Video Cooking Challenge.

Participants must use 6 required ingredients from the Choptastic Grocery Bag of their choice + 2 ingredients from their pantry to enhance their recipe.

You can decide how much of each ingredient to use. Items from the grocery bags are not interchangeable.

Submit completed Choptastic Video before 8 p.m. on Friday, August 7. Submit to Dee Decker, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences at dee_decker@ncsu.edu.

Okay, you’re ready! Now let’s get Chopping!!