07/04/2012 04:30 EDT | Updated 09/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Aspiring chefs invited to create original recipes featuring cognac

TORONTO - Aspiring culinary students and at-home chefs with spirit are invited to create recipes featuring cognac.

The Courvoisier Collective: Culinary Masterpieces program is seeking submissions for original Courvoisier cognac-infused recipes.

Ontario culinary students and at-home chefs can submit recipes until Aug. 24 at

Recipes must use Courvoisier, fall under one of the following categories — soup, salad, hors d'oeuvres or entree — and must contain no more than 15 ingredients.

On Sept. 7, a panel of Toronto chefs, including Ici Bistro's J.P. Challet, The Grove's Ben Heaton and Turf Lounge's Michael Kirkwood, will choose three culinary student finalists and three at-home cooks to showcase their creations at an event in Toronto on Oct. 17.

The winner in each category will be awarded $1,000 cash.

Submissions will also be eligible for the People's Choice Award, which will be selected by online votes.