Chef Ted Allen and BUITONI® Cook Up a Delicious Date Night-In!

        Chef Ted Allen and BUITONI® Cook Up a Delicious Date Night-In!

BUITONI Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win Exclusive Cooking Experience with
Celebrity Chef

PR Newswire

SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2013

SOLON, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is synonymous with
romance, fine dining, wine and the one you love. But do you really need to
leave the house on Valentine's night – or any Date Night – to enjoy a perfect
evening together? Buitoni®, the maker of refrigerated pastas and sauces,
invites everyone to be inspired and re-think Date Night by entering the
BUITONI Date Night-In Sweepstakes now at 


By simply selecting and submitting a shareable Buitoni recipe e-card by March
3, consumers will be eligible for a chance to win a personal cooking
demonstration with Chef Ted Allen, host of Food Network's "Chopped."

"Date Night should be a time for couples to re-connect, but it can be
challenging to do that in a crowded restaurant or movie theatre," says Allen,
who will offer the BUITONI sweepstakes Grand Prize winner tips for creating a
special Date Night-In with BUITONI pastas and sauces. "I've always thought
that cooking with or for someone is one of the most sincere – but simple –
gestures to show you care."

To enter the sweepstakes, consumers must visit by
March 3 and follow the directions to submit their entry. They will be required
to select a BUITONI recipe from those featured. Next, as an optional activity,
consumers will be prompted to upload a photo and provide a description, in 150
characters or less, of their ideal date night (it won't affect their entry's
chances of winning for consumers who choose not to do this). Then they will be
able to preview the e-card they have created. Consumers will be prompted to
enter the Sweepstakes, including providing registration information. Finally
they may submit their e-card. Upon first submission of an e-card, they will be
provided an option that will allow them to print a coupon.

Ten First Place winners will receive coupons for free BUITONI pastas and
sauces and a $25 gift card to One Grand Prize winner will also
receive a cooking demonstration at home for two with Ted Allen. For more
information, see the Official Rules at The
Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 21 or
older. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Nestle USA, Solon, Ohio 44139.

About Buitoni North America
Buitoni North America, the maker of BUITONI® refrigerated pastas, sauces, and
shredded cheese, is part of Nestle USA. Nestle acquired Buitoni in 1988 with
the vision of applying its vast technical know-how to expand the range of
BUITONI products. Today, a wide variety of BUITONI products are available
throughout Europe and the United States. Many of the favored BUITONI recipes
were developed at Casa Buitoni in Italy where Buitoni has been creating
award-winning Italian foods for more than 175 years. For product news and
information, visit

About Nestle USA
Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for
fifteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that
bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine^® to
baking traditions with Nestle^® Toll House^®, Nestle USA makes delicious,
convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living
possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Well-known
Nestle USA brands include: Nestle^® Toll House^®, Nestle^® Nesquik^®, Nestle^®
Coffee-mate^®, Stouffer's^®, ^ Lean Cuisine^®, HOT POCKETS^® and LEAN
POCKETS^® brand sandwiches, Nescafe^®, NESTLE^® Juicy Juice^®, Buitoni^®,
DREYER'S/EDY'S^®, Nestle^® Crunch^®, Nestle^® Butterfinger^®, Wonka^®,
USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey,
Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition,
Health & Wellness — with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and
information, visit or

SOURCE Nestle Buitoni

Contact: Erin Bowersox, MSL Seattle,,
+1-206-270-4655; or Tana Peckham, Nestle Buitoni,,
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