Ocean Spray has launched the third annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe contest, offering foodservice industry professionals a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize.

Foodservice professionals have until June 30 to submit original recipes online at www.oceansprayfoodservice.com. The recipes must incorporate Ocean Spray products and fall under the categories of beverages, salads, appetizers, entrées and desserts. Four finalists will be selected in July to compete in head-to-head cook-offs this fall in New York City.

For more information, visit www.oceansprayfoodservice.com.
Capping off a year-long online campaign to raise funds and awareness for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and chef David Burke of David Burke & Donatella Restaurant in New York City presented the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with a $50,000 check this month.

(l to r) Sue Kennedy, IPC; chef David Burke; Tara Broughel, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

The campaign, called "Recipes for Relief," offered a new Idaho Potato recipe each month throughout the year from eleven chefs including Burke, chef Michael Symon of Lolita in Cleveland, chef Susan Spicer of Bayona in New Orleans and chef Nobu Matsuhisa of Matsuhisa in Los Angeles. The program invited consumers to visit www.idahopotato2008.org to see the recipes, and with each click, IPC donated 10 cents to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

"Recipes for Relief" honored the United Nations' observance of 2008 as the International Year of the Potato, deemed so because potatoes are a staple food that provides nutritional benefits to the world population at minimal cost.