Maple Leaf Farms Launches Chef Recipe Contest

MILFORD, IN (June 1, 2010) — Maple Leaf Farms is calling for entries for The 2010 Discover
DuckTM Chef Recipe Contest now through September 10, 2010. Open to professional chefs
and culinary students, the contest challenges entrants to create up to three original recipes that
showcase duck in creative ways.

“The possibilities are endless with duck. It’s so versatile,” said Maple Leaf Farms Marketing
Manager Cindy Turk. “This contest gives chefs a chance to use their culinary creativity. We look
forward to seeing a lot of innovative and inspired recipes.”

Recipe entries may be submitted for any menu part — appetizer, soup, salad or entrée —
and must include a Maple Leaf Farms duck product. The recipes will be judged according to
originality, flavor, simplicity (easily sourced ingredients and ease of preparation) and accuracy of
the recipe ingredients and method.

Entrants have a chance to win one of three prizes. The grand prize winning recipe will be
awarded $5,000; second place $3,000; and third place $1,500.

The contest is open to U.S. residents, 18 years old or older. Entrants must be one of the
following: professional chef, sous chef or lead line cook in a restaurant or non-commercial
foodservice establishment, or a student currently enrolled at a professional culinary school.
Complete contest rules and entry details are available online at
chefcontest/. All entries must be postmarked or submitted online no later than September 10,

About Maple Leaf Farms:
Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. is America’s leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail
and foodservice markets throughout the world with innovative, value-added foods. Founded in
1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a third generation family-owned company. For more information,
contact Maple Leaf Farms at 1-800-348-2812 or visit