Cooking with ESA


Hey guys we have some exciting news to share so we won’t waste time, let’s get down to it!

Extended Stay America Hotels and Food Network Host Sunny Anderson are Searching for America’s “TOP AWAY FROM HOME COOK” Through a National Recipes Contest!!!

You could win $5,000 and be featured at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival!

Yes you heard us correctly; you can win $5,000 and go to the New York City Wine & Food Festival. All you have to do is what we love to do every day and what we know you love to do as well and that’s cook! Here’s the 411 on the contest.

Extended Stay America, the largest owner/operated hotel chain with Kitchens in every room, is searching for America’s Top Away From Home Cook, calling ALL kitchen masters for the first annual Extended Stay America Away From Home Cooking Recipe Contest. With recipes judged by Food Network Host Sunny Anderson, the grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and be featured at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE to serve their signature dish to thousands of international food lovers and celebrity chefs. This is a platform for budding cooks to become a resource for millions of Extended Stay America hotel guests, the finalist’s dishes will be featured in the “Away From Home Cooking” cookbook – a travel – friendly recipe resource available in Extended Stay America’s more than 69,000 hotel room kitchens and online at From food lovers and moms to business travelers and road-trippers, Extended Stay America encourages aspiring cooks to submit their travel-friendly recipes along with a photo of their signature dish by visiting On July 28, 2014, followers will have the opportunity to select two “fan favorites” by voting for their favorite cooks on To garner votes and support fan favorites, followers are encouraged to share the Away From Home Cooking Contest on Facebook and Twitter using #cookwithESA. The two cooks with the most fan votes will become automatic finalists, competing in an intense Extended Stay America hotel room cook-off in New York City!

Ideal submissions are designed for all culinary skill levels and can be created in Extended Stay America’s fully equipped in-room kitchens. Recipes MUST use less than 10 ingredients and simple methods perfect for travelers recreating the comforting taste of preparation, taste and originality/creativity.

For more information, a complete set of rules and to submit a recipe, visit Contest updates are also posted on Extended Stay America’s social media channels including and

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking!!!

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