Chef Massimo Bottura is one of the world’s top-ranked chefs and his restaurant, Osteria Francescana, located in Modena, is one of only 7 in Italy to hold three Michelin stars. Emilia Romagna is one of the most delicious places on earth, home to some of the world’s most beloved culinary treasures. Prosciutto di Parma, cured by hand according to centuries of tradition rooted in the lush rolling hillsides and sweet mild breezes of the region, is some of the most delicious ham in the world. What better way to learn about the culinary traditions of this unique region than by studying with its most revered chef?
There’s not much that goes into it except specially bred pork and sea salt, but what comes out is an unparalleled melt-in-your-mouth flavor. And we want to know new and innovative ways to use Prosciutto di Parma—using distinct and lip-smacking flavor combinations, interesting culinary techniques, and imagination.
Our three Finalists will each receive $1,000 in cash, and one Grand Prize Winner will be selected for a stagiere with impresario Chef Massimo Bottura in Modena, Italy. That’s not all, though. Ten qualifying chefs with amazing recipes will win a leg of Prosciutto di Parma.
All industry professionals, even non-chefs, are invited to try their hand at a new and inventive use of Prosciutto di Parma. To qualify, submit a dish title, brief description, and your information. A leg of Prosciutto, some serious cash, and a chance to work with one of Italy’s best chefs—why wouldn’t you take a chance?
No purchase necessary. To enter, completely fill out and send the electronic submission form. Open only to legal residents of the United States 21 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. There will be one Grand Prize winner and three Finalists, and ten semi-finalists. Semi-finalist must send complete recipes to redeem prizes. Winners will be notified by email. No purchase or payment of any money is necessary to enter. All entries become exclusive property of StarChefs and Prosciutto di Parma. StarChefs or Prosciutto di Parma assumes no responsibility for lost, late, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
Grand Prize: Roundtrip airfare, 2 nights in Parma and a tour of various Prosciutto di Parma facilities; dinner with members of the Consorzio; transport to Modena; transport from Modena to Milan (for the return trip), and 2 nights in Modena for the stage itself.
The winner may not transfer or substitute the prize. Federal, state and local taxes, charges and incidental costs, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Odds of Winning: The odds of winning will be determined by the number of valid entries received, as determined by StarChefs. All decisions are final. No substitutions of the prize are allowed.
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