College Inn® Broth Reveals Winner Of The College Inn Ultimate Recipe Challenge Contest At-Home Chef Awarded $5,000 Grand Prize and a Trip to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After stewing over a variety of mouth-watering recipes, College Inn® broth has announced Pamela V. of Astoria, New York as the Grand Prize winner in the first-ever College Inn Ultimate Recipe Challenge contest for her Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup.

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College Inn, known for their great tasting broths and premium ingredients, challenged at-home chefs this fall to create flavorful recipes using College Inn broth.

To help choose the winning recipe, College Inn asked celebrity chef and Food Network personality Amanda Freitag to help judge 15 semi-finalist recipes based on creativity and inspiration, appearance/presentation, and taste.

"It was such a treat to be a judge for the College Inn Ultimate Recipe Challenge," said Chef Amanda Freitag. "I was truly impressed with how the rich flavors found in College Inn® broth complemented the unique textures and different spices of Pamela's soup."

"My Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup makes for the perfect weeknight decadence," said Pamela. "Fusing College Inn broth with spicy, tangy flavors you would find in an enchilada resulted in a great tasting soup I am proud to share."

Pamela was awarded the $5,000 Grand Prize for her enchilada-inspired recipe in the Soups and Stews category, as well as a $500 gift card in the Side Dish Category Prize for her Savory Honey Mustard Poached Pears and Figs recipe.

"We want to congratulate Pamela on her winning recipe and thank all the at-home chefs who took the time to submit such creative recipes," said Peter Bushbaker, Brand Manager, College Inn. "As a token of our appreciation, we will be donating $20,000 towards the Share Our Strength® No Kid Hungry® campaign to start off the New Year."

As a strong supporter of Share Our Strength® No Kid Hungry® campaign, a national effort to end childhood hunger in America, College Inn will also be providing Pamela with a trip to San Francisco to attend a No Kid Hungry® dinner, where Chef Amanda Freitag will help prepare her winning recipe for attendees.

For additional information and to view the winning recipes, visit www.facebook.com/CollegeInnBroth.

About College Inn
College Inn is a subsidiary of Del Monte Foods Company. For more than 80 years, College Inn® brand has been cooking up quality, great-tasting chicken, beef and vegetable broths and stocks to give consumers that great homemade taste they grew up with.

The College Inn® family of products also includes low sodium and organic options. Visit www.CollegeInn.com for more information.

Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.  Through its No Kid Hungry® campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. To learn more about Share Our Strength and its programs or to become involved with the campaign, visit NoKidHungry.org.

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