National Cook-Off Finale Fires Up on 6/28 at Santa Monica Place

Three Finalists to Compete in Live Grilling Challenge at Santa Monica Place

What: On Saturday, June 28, three home cooks from across the nation will compete in front of a live audience at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica for a chance to win a cash prize of $25,000 in the sixth annual Cook-Off, sponsored by DOLE.

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The day will be filled with fun for the entire family. Each hour, there will be giveaways and the opportunity to win exciting prizes, such as a Weber Grill, DOLE prize packs, cookbooks, and much more. There will also be FREE sampling of Dole Packaged Food products for all ages to enjoy.

Celebrity Chef Ben Ford, Executive Chef and Proprietor of Ford’s Filling Station and author of the newly released Taming the Feast will lead an esteemed panel of guest judges and demonstrate a variety of grilled dishes on stage while competitors prepare their dishes.

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Local Mixologist and owner of This Girl Walks Into A Bar Jordan Catapano will offer summer cocktail tips and the 2013 Cook-Off Champion,
food blogger Ally Phillips, will host the entire affair.
Additional information is available online at Dole.com/cookoff.

Who:
Celebrity Chef Ben Ford—son of Harrison Ford & owner of Ford’s Filling Station

Jordan Catapano—Mixologist, This Girl Walks Into A Bar

When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Event: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Winner Announcement: 2:45 p.m.

Where: Center Plaza at Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more information on the latest news and events at Santa Monica Place, please visit www.SantaMonicaPlace.com or

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YouTube: www.youtube.com/SantaMonicaPlace.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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