"This year Ben's Beginners™ inspired more families to cook together and gather around the dinner table together," said Andrew Cops, Vice President of Marketing, Mars Food North America, the parent company of Uncle Ben's®. "We're thrilled to celebrate our five winners. Each of these families embody the spirit of Ben's Beginners™ and they all helped raise awareness and show their communities about the value that comes from cooking and eating together."
Starting on November 28, the UNCLE BEN'S® Brand honored each of the five winners by celebrating their culinary achievement in their hometown. At all of the five hometown celebrations, representatives from the UNCLE BEN'S® Brand and supporters from their communities surprised the winners and their schools with a celebration fit for any budding young chef. The celebration included cooking the winning recipe and a large check presentation of the $30,000 grand prize for the school cafeteria makeover.
For more information on the Ben's Beginners™ Cooking Contest, kid-friendly cooking tips and the winning recipes, visit beginners.unclebens.com.
About the UNCLE BEN'S® Brand
The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand, the number one global rice brand, is proud to offer a wide range of rice dishes with flavors and textures that will help bring more to your meals, both for savory main courses and convenient side dishes. The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand offers a wide variety of white, whole grain brown, and flavored rices in cook times ranging from 30 minutes to 90 seconds, as well as rice for food service operations such as restaurants, schools and hospitals. The first mass-produced parboiled rice, UNCLE BEN'S® Brand products can be found in more than 100 countries worldwide. The UNCLE BEN'S® Brand products are manufactured by Mars Food, part of Mars, Incorporated. For more information, visit unclebens.com.
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