Bite of Oregon 2011

July 11th, 2011

From last year's Bite of Oregon...

I’m really looking forward to this year’s Bite of Oregon. I attended last year’s and had a booth with my then recently released local food book — Food Lover’s Guide to Portland. This year, I’ll be judging a fun competition that you can compete in if you want called the Hot Shot Cook-Off.


Four aspiring chefs (18 years old+) will compete for the Hot-Shot Bite title on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. Competitors have thirty minutes to create one dish with a secret ingredient.

First Hot Shot Competition — Saturday, August 13 12:25pm – 1:25pm
Second Hot Shot Competition — Saturday, August 13 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Final Hot Shot Competition — Sunday, August 14 12:30pm – 1:30pm

To enter…

Email by Friday, Wednesday August 3rd and include:
A photograph
A written submission detailing in 100 words or less why you can stand the heat in the kitchen
Your name
Culinary aspirations
Your favorite thing to cook
Why you love to cook

Ten potential competitors will be announced on the Bite of Oregon Facebook page and public voting will commence. A week later the four competitors will be announced.

The prize…

The winner gets a trophy as the 2011 Hot Shot Cook-Off title holder and a prize package including a gas grill and a gift certificate to a culinary store. Their winning recipes will appear in The Oregonian.

Bite of Oregon
August 12-14, 2011
Waterfront Park
Portland, Oregon