Oklahoma CattleWomen, Inc.
P.O. Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148
For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Lasich
Entries Sought for 2015 Beef Heroes Day Cook-off
The Oklahoma CattleWomen and the Oklahoma Beef Council are seeking entries for the 2015 Beef Heroes Day Cook-off to be held at the Oklahoma City Home and Garden Show, Jan. 18, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. The Cook-off will take place at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds on the Lifestyle Stage in Expo Hall. The event will feature teams from fire departments, police departments and military units in a friendly competition for the best beef dish. Sunday of the Home and Garden Show has been proclaimed as Hero Day to recognize and thank our emergency and military personnel for their service.
Beef Cook-Off teams will consist of two people from one department or unit who will cook together. A total of six teams are needed to participate in several heats. Entries will be judged on flavor as well as creativity. Judges will consist of food professionals as well as retired members of the military, police and/or fire sectors. Tickets will be provided to all contestants and judges.
The Oklahoma CattleWomen Inc. will also give beef recipe demonstrations on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 5-6pm at the show.
Entry forms are available on the Oklahoma CattleWomen Inc. and OKC Home and Garden Show websites – www.okcattlewomen.org and www.oklahomacityhomeshow.com. Entries are due Jan. 1, 2015. The 2015 Beef Heroes Day Cook-off is partially funded by the Oklahoma Beef Check-Off.
The Beef Heroes Day Cook-Off is funded in part by The Beef Checkoff Program (www.MyBeefCheckoff.com). The Beef Checkoff was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.
The Oklahoma CattleWomen, Inc., is a voice for women who share a passion for the U.S. beef industry, promoting and supporting the industry while encouraging women involved in beef and related agribusiness.