As the official sponsor of the 2013 Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest, Bounty Select-A-Size and Telemundos Chef James Tahhan kicked off the 10-day Hispanic heritage celebration by proving to party-goers that one small sheet can tackle their biggest messes. The heat was on at Miracle Mile, as Bounty and Chef James searched the festival for the messiest, and most delicious, meals.
Chef James crowns Lizette Locates the winner of the Bounty Select-A-Size Tastiest Mess in Miami category at Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest on Sunday, March 3, in Miami, Florida. (Marc Serota/AP Images for Bounty)
Chefs and foodies from all around Southern Florida joined in the culinary celebration and showed off their cooking skills and best recipes at the kick off. Spicing up the contest this year, dishes were not only judged on taste and appearance, but also how messy the dish was. Proving that sometimes the tastiest meals are also the messiest, special guest judge Chef James looked for how Bounty was used in the food prep and how messy the meal was to eat. In the end, after all the dicing, sautéing and grilling was over, Lizette Locates was crowned this years winner of the Tastiest Mess in Miami at the 2013 Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest for her electrifying Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa dish.
If there is one thing I have learned from all my years of cooking, its that you cant be afraid to get a little dirty in the kitchen, said Chef James. Thats why I teamed up with Bounty here at the biggest party in Miami – to show budding chefs that sometimes by getting messy, you can get the most delicious reward!
Thanks to trap & lock technology, one sheet of Bounty Select-A-Size is 2X more absorbent than the Custom-Size-It ® brand (11 X 5.5). To prove to food fanatics the strength of one sheet, Select-A-Size Clean Crews were on-site tackling the biggest messes at Carnaval wiping up spills and messes all along Miracle Mile. Product demonstrations also helped bring to life the absorbency and strength of each small sheet of Select-A-Size, and a fun photo opportunity got everyone in the spirit.
We couldnt think of a better place than the biggest party in Florida, for Bountys next stop on our Select-A-Size tour, said Laura Dressman, Bounty Communications Manager. At each of these events, we are demonstrating that even for big messes, you can choose small sheets with Select-A-Size and use less.
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About Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest
Since 1982, the Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest has been a favorite of culinary enthusiasts. It is a production of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, a non-profit organization serving the youth of South Florida since 1978. The cooking contest is one of the many events of the festival that also includes world famous Calle Ocho and Carnaval on the Mile, as well as a beauty contest, footrace, golf, domino & soccer tournaments all taking place during the months of February and culminating with Calle Ocho on March 10.
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