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WIN a private dining experience for you and five friends!

By Andy Moore

Home is where the heart is. And great food too. That’s why we’re giving you and five friends the chance to win a ‘fine dining experience’ at your home, courtesy of Menu by Cavan Sheppard. If you’re the lucky winner, you could even organise a fun dinner date for three couples…

Cavan has worked in some of the finest Michelin starred restaurants, including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (3 Michelin stars). “For many years now cooking has been a great passion of mine,” Cavan told us. “There are few things better than creating amazing food.”

Cavan also has a good idea of what makes the tummies of heroes in uniform happy, having served in the army as a soldier. “Serving my country was the proudest thing I have ever done,” he recalled. “And I have admiration for anyone else that does the same.”

The competition is brought to you by UniformFoodies in partnership with – and it’s as easy as eating itself!

How do you enter?

Simply upload a snapshot of your favourite dish.

What we’re looking for?

We’re seeking dishes that keep heroes in uniform on their toes. Think firefighters, nurses, police officers or pilots – what would fuel their date or shift? Is the dish packed with carbs to keep them going? How about a little less garlic for doctors who get close to patients?! The decision is yours.

Remember to download the UniformFoodies App, and upload your favourite dish too. The app has already brought together a thriving community of foodies who love to share and browse each other’s recipes, all of which would go down well on a date.


Think beyond beans on toast…

They’re full of hot air for any date – yet keep the dish simple. What’s easy and nourishing to make after a long shift? Get your culinary creativity into gear: dishes must be made to make your mouth water, and sustain our nation’s heroes in uniform…

The Cupid team, on behalf of, will handpick the tastiest-looking photo of your recipe, one that rescues our taste buds, like a culinary hero.

So, snap away at your favourite dish and you could win a mouth-watering meal to remember. All thanks to Menu by Cavan Sheppard and his cooking excellence!

Terms and conditions

This prize draw is open to residents of the United Kingdom who are aged 18 or over, excluding employees or contractors of the Cupid plc group of companies and their immediate families, their agents or anyone professionally associated with this promotion. The promotion begins at 00.01am on 16th July 2014 and closes at 11.59pm on 29th July 2014 (“Promotion Period”). To Enter: Entrants should submit an original recipe that is exclusively their own work, simple to make and suitable for uniformed professions. Photographs of the dish must be submitted and must be genuine, original photographs taken by the entrant. Entrants must upload a snapshot of their dish on the UniformFoodies Facebook page or send a tweet with the photograph via the UniformFoodies Twitter page. No purchase necessary, however internet access is required. Only one entry per person, any other entries received will not be entered into the promotion. The Prize: There is one main prize consisting of the hire of professional chef Cavan Sheppard for who will prepare a 5 course meal for the winner and 5 guests (total 6 diners). Ingredients will be supplied and excludes alcohol. If the winner wishes to receive alcohol this can be supplied at a cost to winner. Dietary requirements must be notified in advance of the meal date. Prize will take place in the home of the winner at a time to be mutually agreed, for either a lunch or dinner service. Winner must ensure that a working kitchen with appliances is available for chef to prepare the meal. Winner Selection: The winner will be selected by a panel from Cupid’s Social Media Team, from all valid entries received by the Promoter during the Promotion Period, within 7 days of the closing date. The winner will be announced on social media within 7 days of the closing date and will then have 28 days to confirm acceptance of the prize. If the winner fails to claim the prize within this time an alternative winner will be selected in the same manner. Upon accepting the prize, the winner will be provided with details on how to book. Additional prize conditions a) Prize must be redeemed before 31st December 2014 excluding Christmas (15/12/14-02/01/15), and other UK Bank Holidays, and b) Prize is subject to availability at the time of booking and c) If chef cancels the event, it shall be rearranged for a mutually convenient date and time. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any alternatives in whole or in part. In the event for any reason the prize winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter, then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and neither cash nor any other form of compensation will be supplied in lieu of that element of the prize. However, the Promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of equal or greater value in the event of unforeseen circumstances. The Promoter shall be entitled to undertake all action as may be necessary to ensure the fair and lawful operation of the promotion including the investigation of fraudulent or invalid claims or entries and to request verification as to the identity, age, and other relevant details of any entrant or the winner. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries. If for any reason any aspect of this competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries. The Promoter shall be entitled to publish the name and county of residence of the winner. The winner may be required to and agrees to participate in publicity arising from the promotion. Entrants grant Cupid the right to use and distribute the submitted photographs in any manner it so wishes free of charge. The decision of the Promoter or its appointed promotion verification service provider is final and no correspondence will be entered into. This Promotion is governed by English and Welsh law and is subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. By entering the Promotion, the participant agrees to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of any prize. These terms shall not exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or for fraud, or for any other type of liability that may not be excluded or limited under applicable law. By taking part in this promotion all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions. Promoter: Cupid plc, 7 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AH.
WIN a private dining experience for you and five friends!