Gino's Challenge Rules


Calling all home cooks! Are you ready to test your skills in the kitchen? Do you think you have what it takes to whip up the winning dish? Follow my recipe challenge and share your creations on social media with the hashtag: #GinosChallenge. I’ll select a new winner each month!


How to participate

Follow the monthly recipe to cook up a meal that’s classically Italian — but don’t forget to add your own creative touch! Trade pomodoro for pesto, add an unexpected ingredient or turn that bowl of rigatoni into a deep-dish pasta pie. Snap a photo of your finished creation and share it on social media with the hashtag: #GinosChallenge. Good luck, and remember — cooking is an art, so don’t be afraid to get innovative!



Participants in Gino’s Challenge must prepare a unique rendition of Gino’s monthly recipe, which will be published for review on Bontà Italia’s website and social media pages. Participants are permitted to alter the original recipe, but the entry dish must not deviate from the original recipe so much as to no longer resemble it. For example, participants may add, subtract or substitute an ingredient to add flavour, texture or flair. Upon preparing and plating a unique dish based on Gino’s original recipe, participants must photograph then their entry dish and post the image on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GinosChallenge.

Bontà Italia will aggregate all posts including a mention of the official contest hashtag. Bontà Italia’s website administrator will then review the posts in the aggregator and publish to the website those that are not offensive. At the end of the month-long contest period, Bontà Italia will judge the entries and select a winner based on the appearance of the dish in the photo and the thoughtfulness and viability of the alterations made to Gino’s original recipe.

Bontà Italia will contact the winner via social media and request a mailing address to which the company will deliver a prize. The prize is a basket of Bontà Italia products, which may vary each month. Images of the prize used by Bontà Italia are symbolic, as the content of each basket is subject to change.


prize of the month

The lucky winner will receive a beautiful hamper with a selection from our wide range of Italian food products.