If you have faith in your cooking skills and want a job in a professional kitchen, Safeway, Inc. has an offer.
It's looking for a chef to work in its 4,000-square-foot research-and-development recipe center, Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Pleasanton. Bonus: His/her original recipe will be included in the lineup of Safeway's Open Nature Skillet Meals.
All you have to do is win a national competition by "demonstrating a passion for innovation" in creating a recipe for a skillet meal "with 100 percent natural ingredients."
"We are the first to host a major competition where a talented chef has the opportunity to win a new job and develop a product that will be on the shelf in a major national grocery store," said Safeway senior vice president Joe Ennen.
The competition will include an April 23 regional cook-off at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Later, the judging panel for the final cook-off in Pleasanton will include chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli of the Food Network's "Chopped" and "Iron Chef."
For all the details and to enter, go to facebook.com/safeway.