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August 11 2014

MGM Resorts International Launches Recipe Contest for Meeting Planners


Everyone has one… Their own special recipe for a successful event. But we bet you've also got a special recipe for a great dish you’d like to show off. Enter MGM Resorts International’s cooking competition; designed to bring out the best of your foodie side.

The competition, known as the Meeting Planner Recipe Showdown, will take place in 12 cities across North America - to submit your favorite recipe, click here.

Showdown cities:
1. Toronto – August 19
2. Dallas – August 21
3. Boston – August 25
4. New York City – August 26
5. Denver – August 27
6. Los Angeles – August 28
7. Washington DC – August 28
8. Vancouver – September 9
9. San Francisco – September 10
10. Minneapolis – September 11
11. Chicago – September 16
12. Atlanta - September 18      

To compete, you must submit a recipe online, after which 12 finalists from each showdown city will be chosen to prepare their dish in front of a live audience, including a panel of fellow meeting planners who will judge each dish and choose a winner.

The top three finalist in each city will have their recipes published in a recipe book written by meeting planners for meeting planners. First-place finishers, will be flown to Las Vegas to compete in the national finals at IMEX America on Oct. 13. The national champion will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Miami in February 2015.

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