Fifty-four chefs from across the country have begun competing for a spot in the final round of the 2nd Annual US Foods Next Top Product contest.

From savory sauces to flaky pastries, recipes have been submitted to US Foods from across the country. The public will now vote to decide which dish will move on to the final round of competition. Voting is open through Sept. 20 at usfoods.com/NTP.

"We're always looking to bring restaurant operators products that inspire them in the kitchen and this contest gives us the unique opportunity to collaborate directly with those on the frontlines of food, challenge their creativity and ultimately create the next great, chef-inspired product from US Foods," said Marshall Warkentin, vice president of Marketing at US Foods.

After receiving more than 1,000 submissions in the categories of bakery, hot appetizer or sauce, a team of culinary experts from US Foods evaluated each recipe for creativity, consumer appeal, sales opportunity and the ability to commercially produce the product. The submissions were narrowed down to 54 recipes, with one recipe representing each of the participating US Foods locations. Online users can now view all 54 semifinalists and vote for their favorite on the US Foods website.

The eight competitors with the most votes at the end of the online voting period will face off in a head-to-head cook-off at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas on Nov. 8. The winner will walk away with $20,000 in cash and prizes and their recipe will be turned into a US Foods product, distributed nationally as part of the company's new product launch in 2014.

Read more about food and beverage innovations.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Quote decoder: how to compare restaurant POS systems

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1290.png

1290/Quote-decoder-how-to-compare-restaurant-POS-systems

ExpressNet

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/ExpressNet_iix.gif

1428/ExpressNet

Free Menu Board Media Player Promotion

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6675.png

6675/Free-Menu-Board-Media-Player-Promotion

Online Ordering

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5931.png

5931/Online-Ordering

Business Performance Management

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6413.png

6413/Business-Performance-Management

Dual Core Menu Board Media Player - $99

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6677.png

6677/Dual-Core-Menu-Board-Media-Player-99

DriverAdvisor Fleet Monitoring

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/DriverAdvisor_iix.gif

1425/DriverAdvisor-Fleet-Monitoring

Digital Menu Boards

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6681.png

6681/Digital-Menu-Boards

Standard coffee

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6963.png

6963/Standard-coffee

Luzianne iced tea

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6957.png

6957/Luzianne-iced-tea

Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.