FALLSTON, Md., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An all-star line-up of chefs has partnered with Avocados from Mexico to put some flavor into three lucky winners' holiday entertaining. Beginning today, avocado fans can enter at www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado to win one of three holiday parties in their own homes, prepared by either Rick Bayless, Bravo's Top Chef Masters Season one winner and chef/owner of Chicago's popular Frontera restaurant; Iliana de la Vega, culinary educator and restaurateur; or Roberto Santibanez, restaurateur and author of "Truly Mexican."
The holiday parties will be held December 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Santibanez, de la Vega and Bayless, respectively, and will feature a menu of authentic Mexican recipes and new ways of incorporating avocados into traditional holiday menus. The parties will be filmed and crafted into short "webisodes" that will be shared on The Amazing Avocado Facebook page and other video sharing channels to help party hosts prepare their own menus this holiday season.
"Partnering with these talented chefs provides Avocados from Mexico the opportunity to highlight how versatile avocados can be," explains Jackie Bohmer, Marketing Director of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA). "Avocados are a key ingredient in an endless number of recipes that can bring flavor and texture to the holiday table."
The Personal Holiday Chef program will be supported through a national print advertising campaign, as well as online marketing, social media and public relations. It will also be promoted through Avocados from Mexico's "Taste the Wow!" tour, a multi-city mobile marketing tour bringing the "Taste-mobile" to health and food events through November. The sweepstakes will accept entries October 3rd through November 2nd. For complete rules and to enter, visit www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado.
The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) is dedicated to supplying consistent high quality avocados throughout the year. Avocados from Mexico are available year round and can be found in your local grocery store in the produce aisle. Mexico's rich volcanic soil, abundant sunshine and timely rainfall provide the perfect climate for producing fine avocados. A three-slice (1 oz) serving of avocados has 50 calories and contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and the "good" fats. Avocado enthusiasts can find MHAIA on Facebook (search: The Amazing Avocado) and @AmazingAvocado on Twitter. For more information, visit www.theamazingavocado.com.
SOURCE Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association