Chef Boyardee® and Big Time Rush Bring Ultimate Hometown Visit to One Lucky Fan

Chef Boyardee, a brand of ConAgra Foods, is teaming up with, Big Time Rush, for an unforgettable hometown visit and performance from the band. Now through September 29, 2013, fans are encouraged to visit to enter the Big Time Rush Hometown Sweepstakes for a chance to win the hometown visit, unlock exclusive online content and win other weekly prizes.

“For more than 85 years, Chef Boyardee has been committed to creating delicious moments, with wholesome food from a real great chef,” said Mike Buick, brand director for Chef Boyardee. “We’re excited to see this tradition continue through our new partnership with Big Time Rush – bringing fans good food, great music and exclusive content shared in the company of family and friends.”

In the spirit of Chef Boyardee’s latest Chef Don’t Judge campaign which embraces individual expression and enjoying time together without judgment, the brand recently launched @ChefDontJudge on Twitter.

Big Time Rush is encouraging fans to embrace their individuality and be themselves “There’s nothing better than being true to yourself and when you’re on stage, you put it all out there for your fans,” says James Maslow. “Our fans truly love us for who we are and we want them to have the same love and respect for themselves.”

Plus, make the most of this summer with the following special tips:

  • Escape with your friends: “School’s out and the summer is our time to be free and be ourselves, says Kendall Schmidt. “We like to spend time outdoors with each other and our friends playing sports at the park, chilling by the beach or anywhere else we can soak up the sun.”
  • Have good eats on the go: “We’re super busy this summer but we try to squeeze in time to hang up with our friends over good food including our favorite, Chef Boyardee’s Beef Ravioli Mini Bites,” says Carlos Pena.
  • Listen to music that moves you: “Music brings people together,” says Logan Henderson. “We have some great new songs coming out on our new album 24/7 and look forward to seeing our friends on our summer tour.”

Check out @ChefDontJudge on Twitter for advice on staying true to yourself or visit for more information.

Summer is a busy time for parents, kids and Big Time Rush and quick on-the-go meals to make the most time for summer fun. On shelves now, consumers can purchase select canned pasta and microwave bowls of Chef Boyardee to unlock Big Time Rush exclusive content extras including videos, photos and games featuring the band. No purchase is necessary for entry into the sweepstakes. For more information on the sweepstakes and updates from Chef Boyardee follow along on, or visit

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must get your parent or legal guardian’s permission before entering. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. ONE GRAND PRIZE and 120 First Prizes available. Total ARV: $14,000.00. Subject to Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and D.C. who are between 8 and 17 years old at the time of entry. Sweepstakes starts at 12:00 am EDT on 6/17/13 and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on 9/29/13. Grand Prize includes a performance by Big Time Rush in your hometown and $1,000.00 spending money. For Official Rules, full prize descriptions and odds disclosure, go to Sponsor: Viacom Media Networks, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.

Real Great Food from a Real Great Chef

More than 85 years ago, Hector Boiardi created the Chef Boyardee brand after patrons at his Cleveland, Ohio restaurant asked for his sauce and pasta to be jarred so they could bring it home to enjoy. Today, Chef Hector’s tradition of innovation continues sharing delicious meals made with real ingredients, no preservatives and authentic recipes featuring Chef Boyardee as the star of the dish. Chef Boyardee is committed to creating delicious memories and helping moms deliver an affordable, simple and wholesome meal the whole family will love.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, Orville Redenbacher’s® popcorn, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim® beef jerky, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, plus food sold under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. ConAgra Foods operates, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with dinner ideas and more. For more information, please visit us at