Think you have a recipe that can win over the hearts and stomachs of students at Illinois State?

Alumni, faculty, staff, current students and their parents are invited to enter their favorite dish in Campus Dining’s 5th Annual Redbird Recipe Contest. Submit recipes from August 19 through September 6 online at

Campus Dining’s culinary team will select finalists in two categories: main/side dish and sweet/desserts. The finalists’ recipes will be featured in both dining centers during Homecoming.

Finalists will be selected based on uniqueness of the dish, its appeal to the campus community, and its ability to be produced in large quantities. Students and dining center guests will vote for their favorite in each category. Winners will receive a personalized token commemorating their selection.

Last year’s winning dishes were a lemon basil shrimp fettuccine by Kristin Paul ’04 and an ISU coffee cake by Phil Ripp ’75, M.S. ’77.

Call (309) 438-8351 or email with questions.