This fun and friendly cookoff competition gives North Trinity Lake supporters a chance to showcase their talents and win a prize and/or cash, while helping to raise needed money for our local charities.
This is a fun event for a team --
Dad and child, Mom and sister, Best friends, or neighbors
Or, enter two teams and compete against your neighbor or family members :-)
The Cookoff is limited to 20 entries.
Your Cookoff entry entitles you to two Fest commemorative wine glass and 2 wine tasting tickets when you check-in for you and your helper. We highly recommend that you bring a helper so that you can enjoy the Fest also.
As a fundraising event, the public can buy a tasting "kit" containing 8 tickets to taste cookoff appetizers. Tasting tickets are included with the purchase of a wine tasting ticket.
A Crowd sample is typically just 1-2 "bites" (think Costco food samples and fitting in a 2oz cup).
Contestants must provide at least 120 sampling bites. (300 guests x 8 samples / 20 contestants). The more the better and the better your chance of collection more voting tokens.
Because we are in an outdoor venue: cooks can use propane and butane stoves, as well as barbecues or hibachis. Contestants must provided their own cooking equipment.
There is NO electricity available for crock pots and warmers.
People's Choice: The People's Choice winners are those who receive the most votes (tokens) from the event attendees. The top three contestants in the amateur and business categories receive cash prizes and a special Fest gift. Gifts and certificates are awarded to 8th place.
1st place - $150
2nd place - $100
3rd place - $75
4th to 8th place - gift
Showmanship Award: The winner is the contestant with the best theme costume and decorated workspace.
Examples of Appetizer Samples
Remember, samples can be small (1-2 bites). For example, you can cut an egg roll into 3-4 pieces, cut marinated mushrooms in half, or bake a tray of pastry and cut it into small squares for topping. The samples do not have to be garnished.