Cook-Off

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Team Descriptions and Rules

Three categories for cook-off:

  • Chili
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Jack-Pot (Anything Goes Except for Dessert and Drinks) Brisket is Acceptable.
  • VENDOR TEAMS $250
  • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAMS $75

Cook-Off rules for all categories:

NO GLASS CONTAINERS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY REGISTERED COOK-OFF TEAMS MAY SET UP AND COOK FOOD IN THE CHILI SLAM TOURNAMENT AREA INCLUDING THE PARKING LOT.

EACH TEAM WILL HAVE A 10X10 SPACE TO UTILIZE. THOSE WITH BBQ PITS WILL BE ALLOWED EXTRA SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE PIT.

EACH 10X10 SPACE WILL RECEIVE (1) TABLE INCLUDED IN WITH REGISTRATION FEE. THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA TABLES AVAILABLE ONSITE.

ALL SPACES WILL BE ASSIGNED WITH SPONSORS RECEIVING PREFERRED PLACEMENT.

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS!

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY MUST BE NOTED ON THE REGISTRATION FORM AND IS INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION FEE.

EACH TEAM WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN EXTENSION CORDS.

TEAMS WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE SIZE OF PIT PRIOR TO ASSIGNMENT ON LAYOUT. TEAMS NOT PROVIDING ACCURATE PIT INFORMATION MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AND NOT ALLOWED TO SET UP.

COOK-OFF AREA FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING ONLY. NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED IN COOK-OFF AREA; ONLY TABLES AND BBQ PITS ALLOWED

BRING YOUR OWN CUPS, PLATES, SPOONS, FORKS & NAPKINS AS NEEDED FOR TASTE TESTING & SERVING. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY UTENSILS.

TEAMS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN CONDIMENTS SUCH AS CHEESE, CRACKERS, ONIONS, BREAD, SAUCE, ETC FOR GARNISHES

PLEASE ATTEMPT TO PREPARE ENOUGH FOOD FOR 15-20+ PEOPLE, PLUS THE JUDGES.

NO GENERATORS CAN BE USED IN THE COOK-OFF AREA OTHER THAN THOSE SUPPLIED BY EVENT.

NO MUSIC ALLOWED OTHER THAN MUSIC PLAYED BY EVENT DJ.

FOOD MAY BE PREPARED OFFSITE PRIOR TO THE JUDGING, OR PREPARED ONSITE

BBQ PITS CAN START ARRIVING AT 8:30 AM; OTHER COOK-OFF TEAMS CAN START ARRIVING AT 9:30 AM. ALL TEAMS MUST BE ON SITE BY 12:00PM TO BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.

FOOD PREPARED MUST BE FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION! JUDGES CRITERIA: AROMA, COLOR, CONSISTENCY, TENDERNESS, TASTE & AFTERTASTE. JUDGING IS BASED ON EACH CATEGORY ABOVE WITH A SCALE OF 1-10; THE HIGHEST COLLECTIVE SCORE WILL BE THE WINNER.

EACH TEAM WILL BE PROVIDED A CONTAINER TO SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES (EXCEPT FOR JACKPOT WHO CAN USE THEIR OWN). A NUMBER WILL BE PRE-AFFIXED TO THE UNDERSIDE OF EACH PROVIDED CONTAINER. INSIDE EACH CONTAINER WILL BE A COPY OF THE SECRET NUMBER FOR THE TEAM CAPTAIN TO KEEP. IF YOU LOSE YOUR COPY OF THE NUMBER, THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO KNOW WHO IS THE WINNER.

JACKPOT ENTRIES WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL JUDGING CRITERIA INCLUDING 10% OF THE SCORE FROM PRESENTATION

TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FOR:

(1) CUP OF CHILI IN PROVIDED CONTAINER

(6) INDIVIDUALLY CUT BABY BACK RIBS IN PROVIDED CONTAINER

(6) JACKPOT ENTRIES PROVIDED CONTAINER OR USE YOUR OWN FOR PRESENTATION SCORE

CONTAINERS WITH FOOD ARE TO BE DELIVERED BY THE TIME BELOW BY A TEAM MEMBER TO THE DESIGNATED AREA AT THE JUDGING STATION:

CHILI: 3:00PM

JACKPOT: 4:00PM

RIBS: 5:00PM

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY 6:00PM BY SECRET NUMBER ONLY.

TEAR DOWN CANNOT BEGIN UNTIL 6:00 PM OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!

TEAM LEADERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR TEAM MEMBERS. THOSE TEAMS EXHIBITING EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL OR CONFRONTATIONS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NOT INVITED BACK NEXT YEAR. AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

TEAM ENTRY FEE INCLUDES (2) T-SHIRTS TO BE PICKED UP AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE WITH WRISTBANDS.

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE “INFORMATION” AND “SCHEDULE” PAGES FOR DETAILS ON PARKING, AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF.