We all experimenting with various types of cuisine when we plan to go for an evening out and I love catching up with friends over Tapas as I think may of you do too. I also love making Tapas at home for fun stay at home movie evenings with close friends, it’s a great way to enjoy food and cocktails.
That’s why I am excited with the Tapas Recipe Competition Tapas challenge hosted by Spanish Ibérica restaurant in association with humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger to raise awareness and funds. It is a great opportunity for all budding chefs and passionate foodies to work with a charity to end world hunger. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children and provide families with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. In 2013 they helped over 9 million people in 45 countries worldwide.
Anyone who is interested has the opportunity to have their very own tapas recipe included as a special on Ibérica’s menu between 15th Feb – 15th April 2013 at the Marylebone, Farringdon, and Canary Wharf. The winner of the recipe competition will also jet off to Asturias, Spain, where they will visit Ibérica ’s Executive Head Chef Nacho Manzano’s two Michelin starred Casa Marcial!
All you need to do is submit your own Spanish tapas recipe via Ibérica’s website. All entries must be received by 8th Jan 2015. The top five best recipes which are shortlisted will be announced on 9 Jan 2015. The finalists will be invited to attend an exclusive 1 on 1 masterclass with Ibérica’s Group Head Chef César García, to develop their dishes and ensure that they can be rolled out in a restaurant kitchen. Click here to find the Competition entry page.
Another brilliant opportunity for the 5 finalists is at the Tapas Showdown where they will present their creations to an impressive panel of judges like The London Evening Standard’s Comment Editor and wine critic Andrew Neather , Olive magazine editor Christine Hayes to name a few.
Consumers and judges will then sample these creations at a drinks reception and raffle to raise funds for Action
Against Hunger. If you are interested to be part of this gala evening and help this honourable cause head over to the Action Against Hunger website and book yourself for only £35 – your chance to be part of a project to help end world hunger.
Sounds like a fun event to me! And the lucky winners get a whole bunch of prizes to with the 1st prize winner jetting off to Asturias and £300 to spend at Ibérica, if that is not enough also an opportunity to record a professional video for Ibérica’s recipe club ! 2nd and 3rd prize winners both get £300 to spend at Ibérica but the 2nd prize winner also gets to treat family and friends to a very special meal cooked by César García in the comfort of their own home – wow !
£1 from the proceeds of each winning dish will be donated to Action Against Hunger’s life saving projects.
What are you waiting for foodies? Put on your creative hat and get cooking!
* No monetary compensation was offered for this post. Images courtesy Action against Hunger and Ibérica.