SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has announced the second-annual Chevron Game Day Chef Challenge, a cooking contest giving football fans and foodies in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming the opportunity to compete for a grand prize of $25,000 in Chevron gift cards.
Contestants from these states can submit their go-to game day recipe that includes one or more ingredients purchased from a Chevron or Texaco gas station convenience store, at www.TheGameDayChef.com between Aug. 1, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2015.
The top six game day entries from each region (Northwest, Mountain, West, Gulf, Texas and Southeast) will be selected to compete at the regional level. Winners from each region will advance to the Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale Cook-Off held prior to the big game at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.
The winner of the Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale Cook-Off will win a grand prize of $25,000 in Chevron gift cards.
“Nothing goes better with football than food in my house,” said Jennifer Daskevich, last year’s Game Day Chef Challenge Champion. “When I heard about the Game Day Chef Challenge, it got my creative culinary juices flowing. I was pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of ingredients available at Chevron and Texaco stations, and enjoyed roaming the aisles while brainstorming my game day recipe,” she said.
Daskevich won with her recipe for Cashew Crusted Fried Chicken Sliders with Apricot, Sesame and Rootbeer Bacon Jam.
With last year’s Game Day Chef Challenge, Chevron caught the attention of the World Food Championships. This year, the Chevron Game Day Chef Challenge will be a qualifying event for the 2016 World Food Championships. In addition to prizes, regional winners will receive a Golden Ticket from the World Food Championships to compete at the 2016 competition in Kissimmee, Fla.
“We were impressed with the creative spin that Chevron brought to food sport,” said Mike McCloud, CEO of World Food Championships. “The contestants proved that you can make an award worthy dish using ingredients from a Chevron or Texaco station. So it simply made sense that we would make the Chevron Game Day Chef Challenge a qualifying event. The creative possibilities with food are endless.”
Also new this year is the Game Day Chef Challenge Instant Win Game where all fans can play daily for the chance to win $20,000 in Chevron gift cards. Participants can play the instant win game by downloading the free Chevron with Techron or Texaco with Techron mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Players then “rub off” three footballs on their mobile device to reveal matching tailgate ingredients to instantly win prizes. To play again, users must enable the GPS locator on their smart phone and go to a participating Chevron or Texaco gas station.
There is no purchase necessary to play the instant win game and prizes range in value from $25 to $100 with one grand prize of $20,000 in Chevron gift cards.
“There is a natural connection between football and food, whether fans are tailgating or entertaining at home,” said Don Walker, general manager for brand at Chevron. “Fun events like these allow us to establish a connection with the millions of sports enthusiasts throughout the U.S., and showcase the variety and quality of the products available at our retail sites.”
The World Food Championships features 500 competitors, champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world, into a single high-stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following a tournament-style format across multiple food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, it will culminate with a Final Table faceoff where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a panel of culinary celebrities.
San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels.