The winners of the 2007 Made in Oklahoma recipe contest will be determined on Wednesday during a cook-off at Platt College Culinary Institute, 2727 W Memorial, in Oklahoma City. A five-judge panel will sample the top 10 dishes in three categories: main entrees, desserts and 100-year-old recipes.
The contest is an officially-recognized Oklahoma Centennial Commission project.
Entries will be judged on creativity, taste, ease of preparation and how well the foods use two Made in Oklahoma Coalition-eligible products. The foods used in Wednesday’s judging will be prepared by Platt College Culinary Institute students.
Celebrity judges are Kurt Fleischfresser, chef at The Coach House, Melba Lovelace, The Oklahoman food columnist, “Kitchen Kimberly,” Oklahoma television personality, Natalie Mikles, Tulsa World food columnist, and Carol Smaglinski, Oklahoma Gazette food editor.
A grand prize winner and two finalists in each category will be announced during a ceremony on June 7 hosted by First Lady Kim Henry. Prizes include a $7,000 KitchenAid appliance makeover, KitchenAid stand mixers, state park getaways and a family weekend retreat at Tatanka Ranch in Stroud.