505Southwestern is celebrating 25 years in business by hosting a nationwide recipe contest and making donations to the scholarship fund, according to a press release.
“For 25 years, 505SW has been committed to making the highest quality products using the finest and simplest ingredients from the Hatch Valley. Now we want to celebrate with the people who made our success possible,” Rob Holland, executive chairman of 505SW, said in a statement. “We will be demonstrating our commitment to our fans and communities with a recipe contest featuring incredible prizes, other giveaways, special offers and charitable giving throughout the year.”
The recipe contest will run until June 12 and the winners will be announced on July 15. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500 and a trip to Albuquerque in September for the 505SW VIP party where a guest chef cooks the winning recipe. The People’s Choice winner will receive $1,000 and a year’s supply of 505SW products.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and include a photo or video of the recipe summary and a list of ingredients. Bonus points will be awarded for sharing the submissions on social media and for including the tags @505Southwestern and #25yearsofflavor, the release said.
For every online order placed through October 10, the company will donate a portion of its sales to the 505Southwestern-New Mexico True Scholars Program, which supports a future generation of farmers, with the goal of raising a total of $25,000 to the fund. to donate. Each grant recipient will be selected from a pool based on merit, financial need and dedication to farming, the release said.
505Southwestern was founded in 1997 by local restaurateur Ray Solomon.
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