Recipe entries are being accepted for the 2nd annual D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California Andy Boy broccoli rabe cook-off.

D’Arrigo Bros. to stage broccoli rabe cook-off

Entries, which are limited to one recipe per person, can be sent to, faxed to 831-455-4301 or mailed to D’Arrigo, 21777 Harris Road, Salinas, Calif., 93908.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 3, and five finalists will be chosen for the cook-off, said Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, sales specialist for Salinas-based D’Arrigo Bros. Co.

The event will be Sept. 23 at the Culinary Center of Monterey.

“Students from the center will prepare the dishes exactly as the recipes were submitted,” Pizarro-Villalobos said.

Winners receive cash prizes, and proceeds from the cook-off go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc., Frisco, Texas, a non-profit organization to which D’Arrigo Bros. has donated more than $1 million since 2000, she said.

Cook-off attendees will vote on a people’s choice award, Pizarro-Villalobos said.