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27th September 2022

Mutti’s Golden Tomato Cook Competition returns

Written by: Edward Waddell
Entries are now open for Mutti’s Golden Tomato Cook Competition which is back for its second year to find the UK’s best tomato cook.

The overall winner will not only pick up the culinary award, but they will also receive an ‘incredible prize’ of a trip to Parma in Italy, the home of Mutti.    

Mutti is challenging home cooks to discover and experiment with the Mutti Essentials range - Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes, Peeled Tomatoes, Passata and Double Concentrated Tomato Puree. To enter, you need to create and submit a starter, main and dessert with each dish using a different and perfectly matched Mutti tomato product.  

This year’s judging panel includes head judge and head chef at Mutti Carlo Casoni, food broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden, chef and author Ben Tish, and chef and influencer Gabriella Margiotta. They will be looking for the best menus based on key criteria including originality, taste, presentation, overall appeal and of course making the tomato the hero of the dish.

Casoni said: “Chefs around the world tell us that Mutti is the gold standard when it comes to tomato products. At Mutti we passionately believe that every great recipe deserves a great tomato, and that there’s a best fitting tomato product for every dish. Last year’s competition was an enormous success, with a high number of extremely accomplished menus which really did make the tomato the hero of the dishes.

“We cannot wait to see and try the menus that people produce this year, and just like our 2021 winner, Hannah Such from Kilburn London, you too could be crowned our champion and win a trip to our home in Parma, Italy, including a private cooking lesson with me. Good luck to everyone.”

Five shortlisted menus will be put to the public vote before the three selected finalists are invited to cook in front of the judges during a live final at Sauce, by The Langham in London on 27th October 2022. For more information, visit here.