The Master Holiday Chef Challenge was a contest microsite for Alouette Cheese and partners.

The MHC site was built to feature 14 chefs and their recipes and over the course of the contest registered users could vote for their favorite chef.

This was my first opportunity to use the ASP.NET Membership API in combination with Umbraco.

We had to accept and save customized fields for each user, who could then login to the site and vote for their favorite chef.

Voting was tracked by storing the user’s ID and the chef’s ID along with the date, in order to check to see if they had already voted for that day.

Over the course of the contest weekly winners were drawn by the client. I wrote a simple web app, run locally to export users who had voted that week to a Excel file.

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