Five Hot Celebrity Chefs Vie for Title of America's Steamiest Chef

Fans Can Vote in Glad's Steamiest Chef Contest and Help Raise Money For

Chefs' Charities of Choice

Aug 15, 2007, 01:00 ET from The Glad Products Company

    OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The steam is rising this
 summer as The Glad Products Company is turning up the heat in the kitchen
 with five of America's steamiest chefs. Glad is asking fans to vote for
 America's steamiest chef to help introduce its new cooking breakthrough --
 GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags, which are specifically
 designed to steam vegetables in the microwave in a healthy, safe and
 convenient way.
     Starting August 15, the "Culinary Fab Five" face off in the GLAD(R)
 SimplyCooking(TM) Steamiest Chef Contest, an online "election" in which
 consumers can vote to decide who will be named America's Steamiest Chef.
 The chefs are listed below.
     In addition, Glad is conducting a sweepstakes in which consumers can
 win dinner with that winning chef or a trip to Miami for a "Top Chef" VIP
 Experience. Visit to vote for your
 favorite chef and enter the sweepstakes*, all the while ogling over the
 steamy chefs' photos and recipes specially created for GLAD(R)
 SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags. Voting will help benefit several
 charities, with the winning chef's charity receiving a $30,000 donation
 from Glad and the other four chefs' charities each receiving $5,000.
     Fans can cast their vote for one of these steamy chefs:
     -- Govind Armstrong -- The hottie behind Table 8 restaurant in Los Angeles
        and Miami who has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most
        Beautiful." Chef Armstrong supports Common Threads, which educates
        children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and
        encourages an appreciation for the world's diversity through the food
        and art of different cultures.
     -- G. Garvin -- The sexy star of TV One's "Turn Up the Heat" and the king
        of keeping it super simple in the kitchen. Chef Garvin supports the
        Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence shelter in the country.
        The center provides victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive,
        centralized base of support during times of crisis and beyond.
     -- Dave Lieberman -- The charming boy-next-door host of Food Network's
        "Good Deal with Dave Lieberman" TV show and "Eat This" web show, as
        well as the author of two cookbooks.  Chef Lieberman supports Grow for
        Good, a national initiative dedicated to supporting local farms and
        encouraging sustainable agriculture.
     -- Aaron Sanchez -- The brains and brawn behind New York City's Paladar
        and Centrico restaurants, and one of People magazine's "50 Most
        Beautiful." Aaron supports Vineyard Workers Services, a non-profit
        corporation dedicated to providing the farm worker community with
        suitable housing and assistance in meeting their related human needs.
     -- Sam Talbot -- The bad-boy finalist of season two of BRAVO's hit series
        "Top Chef" and restaurateur. Chef Talbot supports Juvenile Diabetes
        Research Foundation International, the leading charitable funder and
        advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide.
     Fans can vote as often as they'd like. In addition, consumers who enter
 Glad's Steamiest Chef Sweepstakes will have a chance to win one of the
 following prizes:
     -- Grand Prize: Take a trip to the hometown of America's Steamiest Chef
        and dine with him at his favorite restaurant. Prize also includes
        round-trip airfare for two, a three-night hotel stay, and $500 spending
     -- First Prize: Enjoy a VIP trip for two to Miami, the home of "Top Chef"
        Season 3. Prize includes round-trip airfare for two to Miami, a
        three-night hotel stay, and a gourmet dinner.
     -- Second Prize (5): Five people will win 12 10-count packages of GLAD(R)
        SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags.
     About GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags
     Made with a proprietary technology that includes heat-resistant
 materials, GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags have a
 stand-up functionality that not only makes them easier to fill, season and
 serve, but allows for cooking with liquid seasonings or sauces. A venting
 mechanism regulates the steam level to consistently steam fresh or frozen
 vegetables in minutes, leaving them colorful, tender and more flavorful
 than boiling. Vegetables turn out crisp, yet tender, and are ready in
 minutes without pots and pans. Steamed vegetables, like those made in
 GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags, retain more nutrients,
 natural flavors, and colors than vegetables that are boiled.
     Convenient Cooking
     "Studies continue to show that, despite understanding and awareness of
 the many inherent benefits of eating vegetables, produce consumption
 continues to be low," said Elizabeth Pivonka, president and CEO of Produce
 For Better Health. "With consumers using the lack of convenience as an
 excuse, GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags provide the
 perfect solution by making preparation quick, easy and delicious."
     GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags provide moms with a
 convenient way to get flavorful vegetables on the dinner table more often.
 What's more, they also are a contemporary take on the traditional bagged
 lunch, enabling portability and easy preparation for a nutritious meal in
 minutes at work. In addition, the bags can also be used to store vegetables
 in the refrigerator before or after cooking.
     Availability and Price
     GLAD(R) SimplyCooking(TM) Microwave Steaming Bags hit grocery and mass
 merchandise store shelves nationwide this month, available in 10-count
 packages at a suggested retail price of $2.99. For more information,
 including suggested recipe ideas, preparation tips and a demo video, visit
     About The Glad Products Company
     The Glad Products Company is a subsidiary of The Clorox Company,
 headquartered in Oakland, Calif. In addition to GLAD(R) Simply Cooking(TM)
 Microwave Steaming Bags, the Glad lineup of products in the United States
 and Canada includes freezer, food storage and sandwich bags; food wraps;
 outdoor, indoor and recycling disposal bags; GladWare(R) containers and
 Ovenware; and GLAD ForceFlex(R) trash bags. Through its Glad to Help(TM)
 program, the Glad Products Company is committed to helping make a positive
 difference in the community. Glad products are developed and manufactured
 under a joint venture agreement between The Clorox Company, The Glad
 Products Company and The Procter & Gamble Company. For more go to
       OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/17/07. For Official
       Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit  Sponsor: The Glad Products
       Company, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.

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