PA DRH Media Chef Competition Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be at least 21 years of age, able to prove that you are currently employed as a chef and a legal resident of the United States, residing in the state of Pennsylvania to participate. Chefs, however, may not be the retail license holder. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

CONTEST PERIOD: Online portion open: Feb 1st – 22nd, 2019 at Midnight PT

JUDGES NARROW DOWN: Feb 23- Feb 28, 2019 at Midnight PT.



HOW TO ENTER: In order to enter, the Contest potential entrants must fill out an application through DRH Media. Your Submission Entry must be completed using the official form, each section of the Submission Entry form must be completed. An entry will consist of a food and Woodford Reserve cocktail pairing, as well as a paragraph of why you think Woodford Reserve would pair well with this dish. All entries become the Property of Brown-Forman/Woodford Reserve and DRH Media. Limit one entry per person.

JUDGING Criteria: Fill out submission form including your food and cocktail recipes. Judging will be based on presentation (picture), taste, originality of food recipe. It will also be judged on your paragraph of why Woodford Reserve would pair well with this dish.


DRH Media will be hosting a regional search for chefs who are passionate for Woodford Reserve whiskies and cooking. An entry form from DRH media will be created where chefs can enter their recipes. Judges will narrow down the online entries to eight chefs per PA area (Pittsburgh area, central PA, Philadelphia area) (24 total semi-finalists). These semi-finalists (chefs only, not accounts) will be featured on a DRH Media microsite ( for the month of March (views and promotion of site driven by DRH media). Consumers will vote online for a winner in each of the three PA areas based on originality, taste, and presentation. Three (3) chefs (one from each market) will be chosen based on the final consumer choice.

Participating Markets: PA – 3 major areas (Pittsburgh and surrounding area, Central PA, Philadelphia and surrounding area. DRH’s decision on appropriate market for entries is determinative and final)

Prizing: Woodford Reserve will award three (3) prizes. Prize consists of a trip to NYC for a curated dinner experience with a Woodford Reserve brand expert and an invitation to attend the Manhattan Experience Finale.   (ARV: $1,200).

Prize consists of:

  • Round trip Coach train fare to be purchased by the winner(s) and reimbursed by DRH media once receipt is submitted. Maximum train fare reimbursement is $200.
  • Lodging accommodation downtown (standard room, double occupancy) for (2) nights in NYC ($ARV 600)
  • Hosted dinner at James Beard House in NYC ($400)
  • Admission to Manhattan Experience Finale (exclusive invite only)


Taxes are the sole responsibility of prize winners. No substitution/transfer of prize permitted. If winner cannot travel on dates specified, he/she must forfeit the prize and an alternate winner may be selected. Prize winners are responsible for all necessary travel documents, including but not limited to passports. Alcohol is not part of any prize. Unclaimed prize(s) may not be awarded.

Guidelines and Requirements: ● Limit one entry per person

Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar methods will be void. Any attempt by a person to use multiple email accounts or identities to gain more entries than permitted by these Official Rules shall result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the “authorized account holder” associated with the email address at the time of entry, which must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by the service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Potential winners may be required to provide evidence (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) that they are the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the person who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Refer to Additional rules below for more details regarding the requirements for your entry. Additional Requirements for Entry: Entries must be in English. Entries must not allude to the overconsumption or irresponsible consumption of beverage alcohol. Entries that do not include all required information and do not adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void and will not be considered in the judging of this contest. Entries that are deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be illegal, obscene, profane or not in keeping with Sponsor’s image will be disqualified. Entry Requirements: By submitting an entry, you warrant that:

  • You are the creator of the entry
  • The entry does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, including any current or former employer, and does not defame any person or identify any person by name other identifying information
  • The entry has not previously been entered in any other contest
  • The Entry has not been previously published in any medium
  • The entry does not violate any law or regulation
  • Sponsor’s determination as to whether any entry potentially violates the rights of any third party is final. Eligibility: Employees of Brown-Forman and their affiliates, liquor wholesale licensees, as well as advertising/promotion agencies and their immediate family members and household members of each and retail license holders are not eligible. This promotion is void wherever prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. In the event that the contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor or Administrator reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action. You must be at least 21 years of age to be eligible. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. By accepting a prize, any winner: (a) releases Brown-Forman and their affiliated companies and licensed alcohol wholesalers and retailers from any/all liability claims, action or proceedings arising out of or for injuries or damages sustained while involved in any promotion activity or connection with the use of the prizes; as well as (b) consents to the use by Brown-Forman for promotional purposes in connection with this promotion, of his or her name and/or likeness and/or voice without further compensation where permitted. Winner must complete an affidavit of eligibility and liability release. A 1099 will be issued. Guest of winner must be at least 21 years of age and will be required to sign a similar release. The Sponsor and participating promotional companies are not in any way liable for damage, loss or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries or acceptance and use of the prize. Brown-Forman reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this contest should virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the contest. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel terminate or suspend the contest. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries.

For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to DRH Media, 5000 Crosswinds Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28409. Do NOT send entries to this address.

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