The Maple Leaf Farms 2011 Chef Recipe Contest kicks off May 2. Now professional and student chefs' recipes will be judged in two separate categories, each with their own grand prize (see below for details).
Innovative, easy recipes using Maple Leaf Farms duck will be judged using these criteria:
  • Simplicity 
  • Originality
  • Accuracy of recipe
  • Flavor
Chefs may enter up to 3 recipes in one category. Entries will be accepted online or by mail beginning May 2. Read official contest rules here

Prizes will be offered in these two categories:  
  • Professional Chefs: Grand prize - $5,000; Second place prize - $3,000; and Third place prize - $1,500
  • Student Chefs: Grand Prize - $3000; and Student Second Prize - $1500