Win 1 of 5 Spots In A Cooking Contest At Chicago O’Hare Airport

O'Hare AirportFor a limited time, HMSHost is running a cooking contest where five lucky winners will win a trip to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to compete in a live cook-off.

What’s even cooler about this contest is that one Grand Prize winner from the group of 5 will win another trip to Chicago to attend the James Beard Awards in May. They’ll also win flights for 2 to fly to the destination of their choice within the continental US.

This means that the big winner can actually win three trips through this contest!

Let’s take a closer look at the HMSHost Channel Your Inner Chef contest.

The Prizes: There are two levels of prizes

Phase One: (5 winners) A trip to Chicago for the live cooking contest on March 20, 2018

Prize includes:

  • Roundtrip flights to Chicago or a $250 travel stipend for any finalist that resides within 150 miles of Chicago
  • Round trip ground transportation for finalist between airport and hotel in
  • Hotel accommodations to any finalist whose city or state of residence requires the finalist to stay in Chicago overnight.

Grand PrizeThe winner will have the opportunity for his or her dish to appear on the menu at an HMSHost restaurant operating at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and get:

  • Two tickets to the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards on May 7, 2018 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Roundtrip coach class air transportation for winner and a guest or a $250 travel stipend for any winner that resides within 150 miles of Chicago
  • Round trip ground transportation for winner between airport and hotel in Chicago (if applicable).
  • Sponsor will also provide winner a single cash payment in the form of a check, which is intended to assist the winner with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Grand Prize. The Tax Gross-Up Payment will be $2,500.00.
  • Sponsor may also award hotel accommodations to any winner whose city or state of residence requires the winner to stay in Chicago overnight.
  • In addition, the winner will receive two roundtrip coach class airline tickets for a flight within the continental U.S. (provided that Sponsor may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, provide an airline gift card of $1,000 value in lieu of the airline tickets

How to submit an entry: (from the T&Cs)

  • Submit a video in which they are shown preparing a culinary dish made from an unpublished original recipe that has not been disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family
  • The complete recipe for the original culinary dish including the name of the dish, and entrants’ name, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats: Apple Quick Time Movie (.MOV), MPEG4(.MP4), or Windows Media Video (.WMV).
  • File size cannot exceed 200 MB.

The Rules:

  • One entry per person is allowed
  • Open to legal residents of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of entry (residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be at least nineteen (19) years old)
  • Need to be able to attend a live cooking competition in Chicago on March 20, 2018.

Enter by February 20, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET.

So who’s ready to show of their cooking (and video) skills?

Find out more and enter for a chance to win a spot in the Chicago O’Hare cook-off here.

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