Experts Express! Contest Extended Through November 13, 2013!

Get ready to Express yourself!  The Experts Express contest gives you the opportunity to show off your management expertise with the ultimate restaurant expert, Chef Robert Irvine!

Chef Robert is taking on a new challenge to help aspiring chefs with Food Network’s newest program, Restaurant Express, debuting on November 3.  The winner of this culinary contest will become the Executive Chef at the new M Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.

Experts Express!  Share Your Insights with the Industry’s Most Successful Turnaround Leader!

In honor of Chef Irvine’s newest challenge we are running a contest of our own. We’re looking for the best advice you would give a chef who’s new to a leadership position.  Chef Irvine will personally select the winners based on the insight and relevance to his goal of providing aspiring chefs with the wisdom they need to be successful.

We are looking for cost-saving, time-saving and creative tips that would benefit chefs, restaurant owners and foodservice managers.  Foodservice management advice goes further than just restaurants; foodservice in education, healthcare, corporate settings, events centers, country clubs and assisted living are all valid.  Go ahead — show off your leadership skills by entering Experts Express!

The Scoop

We’ll give the green light for expert advice submissions on our Facebook fan page on October 28.  You have two (2) ways to enter your expert advice submission:  

1) Your expert tip Must be submitted as a comment on the Easy Ice Facebook fan page post 


2) expert tip Must be submitted as a comment on this webpage to be considered.  

Learn more about the rules and regulations below.

Showing off your management chops to the master is one thing… our Cool prizes take this contest to the next level!  You could win a Year of Free Easy Ice ice machine subscription service or cool swag.  If you’re the Grand Prize winner, you’ll also earn a consultation with Chef Robert.

Take a look at the guidelines and start thinking about your advice submissions.  We’ll see you on our Facebook fan page next Monday, October 28, 2013!

Experts Express Official Contest Rules & Regulations

No purchase necessary to enter.


Entrants Must “like” the Easy Ice Facebook fan page to enter through Facebook.  Or you can enter your submission as a comment on this webpage.

Anyone in foodservice management (Easy Ice customer or not) over 18 years old is eligible to enter with the exception of: Employees (and their family members) of Easy Ice, Reddy Ice, Ecolab, Hoshizaki and Robert Irvine Inc.

The Experts Express contest is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.


The Experts Express contest is sponsored by Easy Ice, headquartered at: 232 Avenue G, Gwinn, MI 49841

Contest Timeframe

The Experts Express contest will begin on Monday, October 28, 2013 when the “green light” is given on the Easy Ice Facebook fan page.  Entries will be accepted until Midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Entries submitted anywhere other than in a comment on the Experts Express post on Easy Ice Facebook fan page OR as a comment on this Experts Express webpage will be disqualified.  Entries submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified.

How to Enter

Entries Must be posted as a Comment to the Experts Express Contest announcement post on the Easy Ice Facebook fan page OR as a Comment on this Experts Express webpage.  The announcement to start submissions will be made on the Easy Ice Facebook fan page sometime on October 28, 2013.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

How Entries will be Judged

Experts Express submissions will be judged by celebrity chef Robert Irvine and the Easy Ice Marketing Iceologists (John Mahlmeister and Heidi Alberti).  We are looking for the best pieces of advice for foodservice managers in any of the following areas: operations, front of house, back of house, training, sourcing, suppliers, decor, menu design, line prepping, tabletop, budgeting, hiring and general leadership/management advice.

Experts Express submissions will be judged on, but not limited to, the following: Efficiency, Cost-effectiveness and Creativity.

Announcing the Winners

Winners will be announced through the Easy Ice Facebook fan page and on the Experts Express webpage on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.  Winners must contact Easy Ice through email ( to receive prizes.


Chef Robert Irvine w/Knife3rd place: 3 Month’s Free Service* and Robert Irvine chef’s jacket — personally autographed

2nd place: 6 Month’s Free Service* and Set of chef knives from the Robert Irvine collection

Grand Prize:  1 Year Free Service* and 20 minute phone consultation with restaurant makeover expert Chef Robert Irvine of Food Network’s Restaurant:Impossible.  Average value of 1 year ice machine subscription:  $1500.  Value of consultation with Robert Irvine… Priceless!

* Free service months are for one (1) ice machine system only.  This includes ice machine, ice bin, stand and ice dispenser.  If you have more than one ice machine subscription though Easy Ice, we’ll average the prices to determine the value.

* If winner is not an Easy Ice customer, they will receive the Robert Irvine prizes and if they sign up for an Easy Ice commercial ice machine subscription within 1 year (by November 15, 2014) they will receive the free service year or months.

Disclosure:  By submitting your expert advice you are giving Easy Ice permission to use your advice submissions in future blog posts, web pages and/or social media.

** This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered  by, or associated with, Facebook.