Jersey City, New Jersey

Jan 22, 2018

Sweepstakes runs January 22 through March 31, 2018


Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, launches its Real-Life Chefs Sweepstakes for a chance to win a five-day chef boot camp experience at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa Valley, California.


Two grand prize winners, each with a guest, will receive a seven-day/six-night trip, including five days of boot camp cooking classes with professional chef instructors at the CIA, round-trip travel, hotel accommodations, a dinner for two at a CIA restaurant, an official CIA chef’s uniform, a chef’s kitchen tools and knives kit and $1,000 to cover additional costs, all provided by Goya Foods.


“For anyone who loves to cook or wants to learn, attending The Culinary Institute of America is the ultimate experience,” said Joe Perez, Senior Vice President of Goya Foods. “That’s why we are thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity to Goya consumers and excited to collaborate with the top culinary school in the country.”


“We are honored to be working with Goya to hone the kitchen skills of their consumers,” said Scott Allmendinger, Director of CIA Consulting. “No matter what level the winners may be at, they have already proven that they have an appreciation of quality ingredients – and our chefs will tell you that’s the most important step.”


Five runner-up prize winners will also be randomly selected. Each of them will receive an exclusive virtual cooking lesson with a professional chef instructor from the CIA. Each runner-up prize winner will select the cooking topic(s) of his/her choice and the virtual class will be conducted remotely, live one-on-one via Skype or Facetime. In addition, Goya will roll out a series of 24 short cooking videos featuring tips, tricks and hacks, and delicious recipe ideas, from professional chefs at the CIA.


HOW TO ENTER: To enter, and for Official Rules, please visit from January 22 through March 31, 2018.



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About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; the combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit


About The Culinary Institute of America: Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit and