PORTLAND, ORE. (October 9, 2002)-

Fancy yourself a foodie? Gardenburger Authentic Foods Company, pioneers of the original meatless patty, challenges you to enter their first “Best of Gardenburger” recipe contest. Recipes must incorporate a Gardenburger product and should be submitted online at www.gardenburger.com by December 30, 2002.

Contest categories include:

  • Kids’ favorite snacks
  • Party Appetizers
  • Most Likely to Fool a Carnivore
  • Ethnic Specialty
  • Casserole Classics
  • Late Night Snacking
  • A La Moi (create your own category)

    Recipes will be judged by a panel of tasters including Gardenburger staffers and Paul Wenner, founder and creator of Gardenburger. Prizes will be based on originality, taste and theme.

    The grand prize winner will be rewarded with a $500 gift certificate to Pampered Chef, a case of their favorite Gardenburger product and a Gardenburger t-shirt. Category Winners will each receive a $200 Pampered Chef gift certificate and a Gardenburger t-shirt. All winning recipes will be posted the Gardenburger website.

    For more information, go to www.gardenburger.com.

    About Gardenburger, official “missionaries of meatless” Founded in 1985, Gardenburger Inc. pioneered the original meatless patty, and has been pushing the meatless category to new levels ever since. An independent company, Gardenburger’s vision is to promote pure food and a healthy environment. From the classic, grain-based Gardenburger Original to the ground-breaking barbeque Riblets, the company distributes its meatless products to more than 35,000 foodservice outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Retail customers include more than 30,000 grocery, natural food and club stores. Based in Portland, Ore., the company employs approximately 185 people.

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