JMOF-FIU Recipe Contest


Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU’s Recipe Contest: From My Family’s Kitchen

Do you have a great recipe for sour Pickles? Have you adapted your Grandmother’s Gefilte Fish recipe using locally caught fish? Do you bake the best Rugelach south of NYC?

To celebrate the closing of its wildly popular exhibition, Growers, Grocers, & Gefilte Fish, JMOF-FIU presents this Recipe Contest to find the best Homemade Pickles, Gefilte Fish, and Rugelach in Florida!


Home Cooks AND Professional Chefs over the age of 18 with a great, original recipe for Homemade Pickles, Gefilte Fish, or Rugelach.


Step 1:

Fill out the official Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU Recipe Contest Entry Form. Include your contact information, list of ingredients and recipe instructions, and a short story about your recipe. Cooks may submit recipes for more than one category, but only one entry per category. The entry form is available here or call 786-972-3170. Email your entry form with the Recipe Contest and Category in the subject line (ex: Recipe Contest-Pickles) to or fax to 305-672-5933 by Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Step 2:

Prepare ten servings of your product and deliver to the Museum between 10am-1pm on Sunday, September 21. Participants must be present to win.


A distinguished panel of celebrity judges will determine the best recipe in each of the three categories at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Sunday, September 21 at 2:00pm. Winners will be selected based on excellence in flavor, appearance, and originality. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any recipe they feel is not original.


1st Prize: : A one-year JMOF-FIU Donor Level Membership ($125 Value), Jewish Food Walking Tour for up to four people (max. $184 value), Gift certificates to local restaurants, Signed cookbooks by local chefs, Your photo with the winning recipe in the Fall 2014 Issue of Edible South Florida and TILES (JMOF-FIU’s Newsletter), Winner’s Certificate to proudly display, and of course, bragging rights!

2nd Prize: JMOF-FIU Family Level Membership ($50 Value), a $36 Gift Certificate to the JMOF-FIU Museum Store, and your photo in TILES.

3rd Prize: JMOF-FIU Individual Membership ($36 Value), an $18 Gift Certificate to the JMOF-FIU Museum Store and your photo in TILES.