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New contest seeks gayest dessert

January 23rd, 2014 | by Will Dean | Comments

Zac Young ("Top Chef Just Desserts") is one of three contest judges. Getty Images.

Zac Young (“Top Chef Just Desserts”) is one of three contest judges. Getty Images.

Have you got a sweet touch in the kitchen?

For all of the LGBT bakers and home cooks who answer yes, there’s a new contest to challenge their culinary skills.Distinc.tt, a gay friendly dating app, recently announced the contest in response to LGBT culinary professionals who say they haven’t progressed in their careers as much as their heterosexual counterparts.

The contest rules define a gay dessert as:

Fitness friendly, meaning it doesn’t haven’t to be unhealthy.

Conceptual, allowing bakers to incorporate tasteful, gay references (political, humorous and cultural) in the dessert ingredients, presentation and name.

Just plain fabulous. Yes, it can be as over-the-top as you desire.

For more information on how to enter the contest, go to http://distinc.tt/contests/gayestdessert.html.

A judges panel consisting of Anita Lo (“Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef Masters”), Bret Thorn (Nation’s Restaurant News) and Zac Young (“Top Chef Just Desserts”) will choose 10 finalists by the end of February. The winner will be featured on Distinc.tt’s website and in The Out Ktchn’s spring menu.

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