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Let's Get Cooking With the 2015 MGM Resorts International Recipe Showdown

Hotel & Resort | MGM Resorts | June 24, 2015

Let's Get Cooking With the 2015 MGM Resorts International Recipe Showdown

Back for a second consecutive year, the MGM Resorts International Recipe Showdown expanded to 16 cities across the U.S. and Canada, and this year it’s open to travel professionals in addition to meeting planners.

The initial showdown was a success with meeting planners in 12 cities dishing up best-kept secret recipes for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, prepare their dishes in front of celebrity chef judges including award-winning chef Julian Serrano, and enjoy a special private performance by The Mirage headliner Terry Fator.  Only one could prevail as the first-ever winner of this competition and that honor went to Melissa Moskal, creative manager at Prime Strategies in Vancouver, B.C., who wowed the judges with Melissa’s Marvelous Moussaka.

Now is the time to start sifting through those kitchen drawers for that favorite family recipe. Winners of each city showdown will be whisked away to Las Vegas in October for the national finals and compete for the honor, prizes and bragging rights of being the 2015 MGM Resorts International Recipe Showdown winner!  The 16 finalists will prepare their dishes in front of a live audience cheering on their picks. 

The city showdowns began this month and go through September where one winner will emerge from each location. 

Prizes include fabulous Vegas vacations with fine dining options and limo transportation. 

For those who think they have what it takes and can stand the heat to go head-to-head with fellow meeting planners and travel professionals, they can submit their favorite family recipe by clicking here.

Here are the dates that are currently remaining: 

Seattle – July 9
Salt Lake City – August 12
Indianapolis – August 12
Philadelphia – August 13
Boston – August 18
New York City – August 20
Denver – August 20
Los Angeles – August 20
Dallas – August 25
Atlanta – August 27
San Francisco – September 9
Chicago – September 17
FINALS – Las Vegas – October 29

SOURCE: MGM Resorts International press release

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