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Company Overview

About Us

Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.

The Winner

Award Winning

Naylet L. from Miami, FL, won the 2014 DOLE California Cook-Off grilling competition and the grand prize of $25,000 for her winning recipe, Breezy Indian Spiced Chicken with Mango-Peanut Sauce, Dates and Grilled Mango.


Breezy Indian Spiced Chicken with Mango-Peanut Sauce, Dates and Grilled Mango

The people that came today, they came to win. They displayed and utilized the DOLE products as we hoped they would... Energy was really high, big event, great day! – Chef Ben Ford

The Finalists

Roxanne C. Albany, CA Singapore Scallop Stacks
Barbara E. Rhinelander, WI Grilled Tropical Fruit N’ Shrimp Crostini with Prosciutto Crackles

The Contest

Submit an original recipe for your chance to compete in LA and win a $25,000 grand prize!

  • Inspiring Ingredients

    When inspiration strikes, create a DOLE-centric recipe and send it our way. Which ingredient will be the star of your signature dish?

  • 2 Ways to Win Big

    Enjoy an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for a chance to compete for a $25,000 cash prize - or be a Fan Judge at the event!

  • Impress Celebrity Chef Ben Ford

    Celebrity Chef Ben Ford teams up with DOLE again to lead the judging and crown this year's winner.