Competition Rules

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Soy and Tofu Dessert Winners

  • At least one of the top three ingredients must be a soy product (i.e. tofu, soy milk, kinako)
  • Soy products used in the recipes must be available at regular stores
  • All ingredients and cooking utensils must be supplied by competitors.
  • Semi-finalists must attend the VIP Reception on May 9, 2015 at Berkeley Bowl West and prepare enough 1 fluid ounce samples for at least 40 guest judges, and one full serving for display.
  • All semi-finalists will receive a $20 gift certificate to Berkeley Bowl, which may be used to purchase ingredients.
  • Finalists must attend The Northern California Soy & Tofu Fest on June 6, 2015 in SF Japantown and prepare enough 1 fluid ounce samples for 40 audience judges, and five full servings for special judges.
  • Contestants are allowed and encouraged to prepare ahead. Limited appliances are available at the semi-finals and finals.
  • Contest is open to both professionals and amateurs.
  • The Nichi Bei Foundation reserves the right to publish the competitor’s name, recipe, city of residence and occupation.
  • Entries will be judged upon: taste, creativity, presentation and incorporation of soy.
  • Applications must be received by the Nichi Bei Foundation by April 25, 2015.
  • Semi-finalists will be informed of their selection by May 2, 2015.

FIRST PLACE:  $500 cash + festival goody bag

SECOND PLACE:  $300 cash + festival goody bag

THIRD PLACE:  $100 cash + festival goody bag

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