As previously reported by GOURMET INSIDER, KitchenAid and Food Network teamed up to host a social media contest based around one of fall’s seasonal staples – apples. The companies recently named Ricardo Heredia of San Diego as winner of the KitchenAid Apple Challenge, the brand’s and Food Network’s first-ever hashtag-based social media contest. Heredia’s winning recipe for Apple Bacon Tacos was selected by Chef Zakarian from four semi-finalist recipes.
“We are truly impressed by the number and quality of submissions we received for this exciting contest,” said Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid. “The challenge was a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with accomplished home cooks, and for them to share their inspirational and innovative recipes.”
The KitchenAid Apple Challenge, which ran from August 17 through September 14, invited cooks to create an original recipe using an apple as a primary ingredient, and share a photo and description of their recipe using #KitchenAidContest. More than 900 participants submitted their original recipes.