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Calling All Chicago Chefs! Safeway Search for Our Next Chef Competition

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Submit your resume and original all-natural skillet meal recipe for a chance to join the Safeway Culinary Kitchens team and have your skillet meal included in Safeway’s 100% natural Open Nature™ product line sold in stores! (See Competition Rules for details). Learn more…

Want to enter? Here’s what you’ll need to submit:

  • EXPERIENCE: Your resume, including education, training and relevant culinary experience.
  • INNOVATION: Your original all-natural skillet meal recipe, including the recipe name and a mouth-watering photo of the finished product.
  • CONFIDENCE: A brief outline of what inspired your recipe, why it’s special and why our shoppers would want to purchase it.
  • ENTHUSIASM: A statement about what motivated you to become a chef and enter this competition.

Many will enter. One will win.

  1. Safeway will review all submissions and, based on experience and recipe submission, select the top 25 candidates.
  2. Top 25 candidates will be required to participate in an interview with Safeway and submit a short “Why I’m the Next Safeway Culinary Chef” video.
  3. Based on interviews and video submissions, 12 semi-finalists will advance to 3 regional cook-offs.
  4. 3 finalists advance to final cook-off at the Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Pleasanton, California.
  5. At the final cook-off, the winning Open Nature™ skillet meal recipe will be judged by Safeway chefs, executives and Executive Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli who appears on Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Iron Chef.”

About Safeway Culinary Kitchens:

With a dedicated team of accomplished chefs and more than 4,000 square feet of food development work space, Safeway Culinary Kitchens is committed to developing best-in-class food products that help shoppers find inspiration for delicious meals.

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