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December 31, 2014 16:52 ET

Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale

Live Cook-Off to Be Held Prior to the First Ever College Football Playoff Game on January 1

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 31, 2014) - This year's edition of the game played at the Rose Bowl Stadium will be the first of a couple kinds. It will be the first semi-final game in college football history and, it will host the first ever Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale. 

The contest, sponsored by Chevron, is a fun and innovative cooking competition in which football fans and foodies vie for a $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights for the best game-day recipe. The unique hook is that each contestant's go-to recipe must include at least one food or beverage item purchased from a Chevron or Texaco station. 

Chevron hosted five live and timed regional cooking competitions to determine the five Grand Finale Finalists. One winner from each region has advanced and will face-off at the Rose Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2015, where the grand prize winner will receive $25,000 in Chevron with Techron Promotional Cards and be crowned the "2014 Game Day Chef Champion."

The finalists are: (listed in chronological order of the regional competitions):

  • Representing the Arizona Game Day Chefs is Suzanne Clark, with her submission Fueled Up Game Day Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
  • Erin Marie Williams will be preparing her Pigskin Poblano Poppers and representing the great Game Day Chefs of Oregon.
  • Jessica Neil Hoyson will be making her Cola Korean BBQ Wings with Umami Dipping Sauce -- the top dish amongst the Game Day Chefs in Washington
  • Representing the Northern California Game Day Chefs is Matt Thorpe, preparing his Fried Nacho Chorizo Pizza
  • Jennifer Daskevich will be preparing her Cashew Fried Chicken Sliders with Root Beer Bacon Jam and representing the Game Day Chefs of Southern California.

Fans attending the game on January 1 are encouraged to stop by the Game Day Chef Challenge set in the Rose Bowl Fan Fest to take in the action! The Fan Fest will open at 8:00 a.m. PST and will run until 1:00 p.m. PST. The Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST. The above dishes will be judged starting at 12:00 p.m. PST and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. Chevron will be giving away over $600.00 in Chevron promotional cards to fans that are watching and answering trivia questions about the game, the teams and our esteemed judges.

For this Grand Finale, Chevron is pleased to welcome a panel of judges that all have expertise in different parts of Game Day experience:

  • Isaiah Mustafa - Actor, best known for portraying "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" in the Emmy Award-winning commercial from Old Spice
  • Richard R. Frank - President and CEO of Lawry's Restaurant, Inc.
  • Dennis Dixon - former Oregon Ducks and NFL Quarterback

For a complete listing of the game-day recipes and finalists that will be competing in the Grand Finale event, along with more information on the contest, visit

About Chevron
Based in San Ramon, Calif., Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. There are currently more than 8,000 Chevron and Texaco branded locations in the United States, including 2,600 locations participating in the Game Day Chef Challenge in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. Visit for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contest Administrator Contact:
    Gary Knudson
    (602) 262-0500

    Andrew Johnston
    (602) 262-0500