Friday, November 22, 2013

Steinbeck’s Chili Cook Off Sat Nov 23

Steinbeck’s Chili Cook Off 

When: Saturday, November 23 rd
Setup: 9:00 AM  Cooking: 9:00 till you're done 
Peoples Choice Judging: 12:00 PM till 4:00 PM    
Professional Judging 3 pm
Where: Steinbeck’s Back Parking Lot in Oakhurst, Decatur
Who: 25 entries max  $10 entry fee (Will be used for prize money)
What: Try chili from local residents and restaurants $5 to enter (kids are free) and LIVE music

- Must sign up at Steinbeck’s prior to event
- All other prep may be done ahead of time NO ROADKILL
- Supply all of your own cooking equipment: Burner, Propane, Utensils, Rags, Cooler with ice for your food, ingredients to maintain food safety
- We supply cooking tables, serving cups, spoons (for customers), crackers and napkins
- Must prepare 4 to 5 gallons of Chili for patrons and judging  (remember, there is a people’s choice cash prize so don’t run out)
- Must be willing to eat your own chili upon demand “Burnt”  Chili will be automatically disqualified
- City ordinance (and our entrepreneur spirit) forbid you from bringing your own beer, wine, or alcohol); however, you may purchase from Steinbecks (we have a license, you don’t, ha!)
- Judges: Jay Swift - Chef owner of 4th & Swift;  Kevin Rathbun- Chef owner of the Rathbun’s, Rathbun steak, and Krog Bar; Michael Deil- Chef, East Lake Country Club; Mayor Bill Floyd; Rusty Bowers- Owner of Pine Street Market
- Scoring will be on a 1-10 scale based on: Aroma, Appearance, Texture, Taste & Creativity
- The chili with the highest score wins

- First place: $200 cash and your name on the eternal chili trophy to be housed at Steinbeck’s for all eternity  - Second Place:  TBD
- Third Place: TBD 
- People’s Choice: Each patron of the event will receive ONE voter ballot to pick their favorite and their least favorite chili.  The contestant with the most votes will win the people’s choice award, prize, and spot on the eternal trophy

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