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Food Lion plans blogger cook-off Saturday

Food Lion is challenging Charlotte-area bloggers to compete in the grocer’s “Frugal Cook-Off” on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m.

The event will be held during the Southern Women’s Show at the Charlotte Convention Center Hall A at 501 S. College St. on Honeycutt Road in Charlotte.

The participating bloggers will be challenged to create meals for four using a variety of Food Lion’s private brand products, showcasing how to creatively prepare nutritious meals on budget.

“We’re excited for these important influencers to have the opportunity to experience the quality of our Food Lion brand products,” said Dave Bass, Food Lion division vice president and host of the evening’s festivities. “We’re confident that they’ll have a great experience with the products and leave with some delicious, nutritious and low-cost meal ideas to share with their networks.”

Charlotte bloggers participating in the cook-off include:

 The bloggers will be divided into two teams of three, and each team will be asked to cook for four adults, on a moment’s notice, with a limited budget. They will only have 15 minutes to plan the meal and shop the Food Lion pantry and 30 minutes to cook and plate their meals.

At the conclusion of the challenge, teams will present their dishes to a judging panel made up of a Charlotte media representative, a non-profit representative and Food Lion leaders:

  • Kathleen Purvis – The Charlotte Observer
  • Vonda Richey – Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Dave Bass – division vice president, Food Lion
  • Pat Calhoun – director of operations, Food Lion

Judges will consider a number of factors, such as meal taste and creativity, to determine a winning team. Each of the winning team members will receive two $250 Food Lion gift cards. Members of the runner-up team will receive two, $100 Food Lion gift cards and all participants will go home with a Food Lion gift bag filled with Food Lion store brand products. The winning recipe will be released following the event.

Food not used during the event will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

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