Into The Great Wide Open
Recipe Contest 2023

The Open Prairie® Natural Meats team understands the value of openness – it’s our namesake. Now we’re welcoming all U.S.-based chefs to open their kitchens and show off their creative chops.

Selected chefs will be provided with Open Prairie Pork Belly to create a showstopping dish. The top-ranked chef will win an all-inclusive trip for two to Alisal Ranch in California’s Santa Ynez Valley.

Located on 10,500 acres in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, Alisal Ranch offers guests a modern taste of the Old West. Under the open sky, guests can connect with history, unwind and embrace their own sense of wanderlust.

Full contest info, including the registration form, is below.

How to participate:

  1. Registration is open until May 21, 2023.
  2. Sample shipment. 25 chefs will be selected to receive a complimentary pork belly sample by June 11, 2023.
  3. Dish creation and submission. Competitors will have until June 25, 2023 to create an original dish and post it on their public Instagram account, tagging @openprairienatural, @tysonfreshmeatsfoodservice and using #2023greatwideopencontest
  4. Judging. Judges will review entries and announce winners on or around June 30, 2023.

Registration is now closed. VIEW THE WINNERS HERE.

Registrants agree to adhere to and be bound by the official contest rules.


  • Grand Prize: All expenses paid trip for two, lasting four nights and five days, at Alisal Ranch, in Solvang, California. Billed as a “luxury dude ranch,” it is The World’s First Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Guest Ranch.
  • Second Prize: $500 cash (payable as check), plus Open Prairie Natural Meats branded merchandise.
  • Third Prize: $250 cash (payable as check), plus Open Prairie Natural Meats branded merchandise.

Why Tyson Fresh Meats and Open Prairie Natural Meats for Foodservice?

The Tyson Fresh Meats Foodservice Team offers a comprehensive portfolio of brands, dual-tier quality pork and beef and unrivaled consistency. But they’re more than just a meat supplier. They’re partners. They’re solution finders. They’re experts.

Photos courtesy of Open Prairie Natural Meats

Contest subject to official terms and conditions, which can be read here.