Des Plaine's Panera is hosting a Breaducation contest which gives foodies from the Chicagoland area a chance to go head-to-head, battling original recipes for the chance to finesse their culinary skills.
Breaducation will challenge Windy City bread-lovers to a one-of-a-kind cook-off competition that will make their breadtime culinary dreams come true. Throughout the month of August, cooks with a flair for all things cuisine can visit their nearest Panera Bread or visit www.panerabread.com/breaducationto enter the competition and submit a short essay (500 words or less) explaining their undying love for food. (Contest ends 8/31!)
The top three contestants will compete on Saturday, October 1st at Le Cordon Bleu where they will create recipes incorporating french baguettes into a decadent dish. Panera Bread head chef Tom Gumpel and “Chef'testant Tiffany Derry from Bravo's Top Chef" will be among a panel of judges choosing the winning dish. The Breaducation winner will receive a grand prize package from from Panera Bread and Le Cordon Bleu to feed their culinary dreams.
More details can be found at www.panerabread.com/breaducation.