The CAN DO Challenge

Can Do Challenge

Can Do Challenge

Show us what you “CAN DO” with U.S. Grown canned pears in our annual CAN DO Challenge!

U.S. grown canned pears are the world’s most flavorful and flexible fruit. (At least we think they are!) And it’s high time we peeled back the curtain and showed off all that they can do. That’s where you come in! All you have to do is share a photo and description of the most creative ways you serve canned pears.

1st place, $1,500
2nd place, $1,000
3rd place, $500

Contest open to: chefs, directors, managers, and RDs from K-12, C&U, B&I, Healthcare and Military foodservice operations.

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Everyone’s a winner!
Everyone who enters will also score a $10 Starbucks gift card just for entering.
Select entries will also be featured on!

We’ll be judging on…

Plate Appeal

We all know U.S. Grown canned pears are dang tasty right out of the can, but what creative ways do you serve them? Show us how you feature canned pears on your menu.

Unexpected Pearing

Adding juicy canned pears to a recipe can be an unexpected surprise. Show us your personal spin. Smoothies, desserts, entreés—it’s all fair game! Check out our recipe collection for inspiration.

Submit your entry any time between January 1st, 2022, and April 30th, 2022.
Winners will be announced on Friday, June 3, 2022.

2021 Winners

Check out the 2021 CAN DO Challenge winners!