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Cars & Crafts 2023

May 6, 2023


BlackStone Cook-Off

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Battle of The Burgers

Battle of the Burgers Rules

1.    Eligibility:
The contest is open to all amateur and professional chefs.

2.    Categories:
The contest will have three categories: appetizers, entrees, and side dishes. The entree dish must feature beef donated by Danny Little as the main ingredient.

3.    Rules and Regulations:
•    Each participant can submit only one entry per category.
•    Participants must use Blackstone grills to cook their dishes.
•    All dishes must be prepared from scratch on-site during the contest, and participants must bring all the necessary ingredients, utensils, and cooking equipment.
•    Participants must use fresh, high-quality beef, supplied by Show Me Youth Ag Academy

•    Participants must supply any additive they choose to create a complete dish.
•    Each dish must be presented on a plate or serving dish and include a description of the dish and its ingredients.
•    Participants will have 90 minutes to prepare and cook their dishes.

4.    Judging Criteria:
•    Taste: 50 points
•    Presentation: 25 points
•    Creativity: 15 points
other grills may be used

5.    Prizes:
The winner of each category will receive a prize and a trophy.
First Place is a Blackstone Portable Grill provided by
Henkle's Ace Hardware

6.    Venue:
The contest will take place at Landreth Park 1001 NW Murphy Blvd, Joplin, MO 64801 with plenty of space for cooking stations and seating.

7.    Advertising:
The contest will be promoted through Vita Nova Village social media, local newspapers, and radio stations to attract participants and spectators.

8.    Safety:
Safety measures will be in place, such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and trained personnel to prevent accidents during the contest.

Remember to have fun and enjoy the contest while showcasing your skills in cooking delicious beef dishes on the Blackstone grill!

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