Iron Chef and You

Dad bloggers who are handy in the kitchen are invited to enter the ReadySetEat Dads’ Cook-Off, sponsored by ConAgra Foods and the Dad 2.0 Summit.

This is a great contest that opposes the myth that men – especially dads – are no good in the kitchen. And four lucky dads will receive a full ride to the Dad 2.0 Summit, happening January 31st, 2013.

Dads can submit recipes between October 29 and November 19. Recipes will then be judged by a team at ConAgra and announce 10 semi-finalists the week of December 10. Those 10 semi-finalists will be profiled on the ReadySetEat Facebook page and voted on by the public.

The top four favorites from Facebook will be announced the week of January 14, 2013, and according to the Dad 2.0 Summit site, “will win free airfare, hotel accommodation, and full conference passes to Dad 2.013, where they will compete in the ReadySetEat Cook-off live, at the Four Seasons, during our Thursday Night Welcome Party!“

The Welcome Party will be hosted by fellow dad-blogger Jim Lin, where judges and attendees will taste the dishes and vote on their favorites.

At the end of the Dad 2.0 Summit weekend, winners and prizes will be announced. The Grand Prize, however, has been announced – and it’s a “a cash prize toward an amazing, football-themed trip for his entire family!”

Oh, and here’s the kicker: recipes must have seven or less ingredients and must have a prep time of no more than 30 minutes.

Good luck – you’ll be competing against some hungry guys, present company included.