INAUGURAL EVENT TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE CAL-MEX CREATIONS FOR A CHANCE AT OVER $22,000 IN PRIZES

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) is hosting a new culinary competition for professionals celebrating the culinary fusion of California and Mexican cuisines – the CAL-MEX Invitational.

A select group of professional chefs will be invited to submit Cal-Mex recipes covering three courses with a focus on showcasing the innovative use of Hispanic-style Real California Cheese and dairy in each dish.

The categories are:

Category Photo Appetizers
Category Photo Entrees
Desserts - CAL-MEX INVITATIONAL

A panel of expert judges will select the top two recipes in each category, and the winning chefs will be invited to the cook-off final at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, Calif. on Aug. 3, 2022.

To discover more about the Cal-Mex Invitational, visit the Competition Overview. Or check out the CMAB’s California Dairy To-Go 2021 Competition, which followed a similar format in the search for the best carry out dishes featuring California dairy products.

Cheese+Mac

10:30am PT

Cal-Mex

12:30pm PT

Innovate To-Go

2:30am PT

MEET THE FINALISTS IN THE 3 CULINARY CATEGORIES

Appetizers - CAL-MEX INVITATIONAL

FIRST LASTNAME

CITY, STATE

RECIPE: MY RECIPE

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RECIPE: MY RECIPE

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Entrees - CAL-MEX INVITATIONAL

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Desserts - CAL-MEX INVITATIONAL

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MEET OUR JUDGES

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