Hood Announces Providence, Rhode Island, as Location for 4th Annual Hood® New England Dairy Cook-Off® Amateur Cooking Competition Awards $10,000 Prize to New England Home Cook

LYNNFIELD, Mass., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HP Hood, New England's leading dairy company, is now accepting recipe submissions for the 4th Annual Hood® New England Dairy Cook-Off®.  It was also announced that the amateur cooking competition will move from its previous location of Portland, Maine, to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  The Cook-Off is set to take place on October 21st, 2012.

"Hood has proudly provided quality dairy products to New Englanders for more than 160 years, and we are thrilled to bring the Cook-Off to another great New England state," said Lynne Bohan, Hood spokesperson. "Just like Portland, Providence has become known as a 'foodie city.'  We look forward to seeing (and tasting!) this year's creative and innovative recipes featuring Hood products."

The 2011 Grand Prize winner of $10,000 was Cranston, RI, native Dan Rinaldi, for his Surf and Turf Sliders with Maine Lobster Sauce.

The recipe contest is open to all amateur cooks from the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and be featured in the 2012 New England Dairy Cook-Off recipe book.

Submitted recipes must be original and include at least one of the following Hood products: Hood Milk, Hood Simply Smart® Milk, Hood Cream, Hood Sour Cream, Hood Cottage Cheese, Hood Country Creamer®, Hood EggNog and Hood Calorie Countdown®. Contestants may enter one or more of the following five categories - breakfast/brunch; soups/chowders; appetizers/side dishes; lunch/dinner (entree); and dessert. 

Cooks can submit their recipe or find out more information by logging onto HoodCookOff.com. The deadline for entry is September 10, 2012.

For more information on Hood, please log onto Hood.com or become a fan of the Cook-Off at Facebook.com/HPHood. 

About Hood
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States.  Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood's portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley Foods, Simply Smart Milk, Heluva Good!, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®'S Milk and Milkshakes, Fiber One® Cottage Cheese and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®. For more information about Hood, please visit www.Hood.com.

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