‘Cue for a Cause 2017 Official Rules

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RIB / CHICKEN COOKING

GENERAL RULES

  1. Each team will consist of one head cook and as many assistants as head cook chooses.
  2. No distribution of food to the public (except best sauce competitors).
  3. First aid will not be provided.
  4. Contestants must have a fire extinguisher. Use of gasoline or other auxiliary heat sources will result in immediate disqualification
  5. No soliciting of any kind.
  6. No refunds for any reason.
  7. In order to qualify for the Grand Championship, contestants must compete in ribs, chicken and sauce
  8. The decisions of the "Cue For A Cause"  Committee are final.

SET-UP

  1. Teams may arrive and begin setup at 9:00 am.
  2. No stakes or hammering into pavement permitted.
  3. Contestants will be required to keep their cooking area clean during and after competition.
  4. Contestants must have a fire extinguisher. Use of gasoline or other auxiliary heat sources will result in immediate disqualification
  5. 10x10 canopy tents are permitted. Please bring weights to secure.

EQUIPMENT - COOKING

  1. Contestants must provide all equipment.
  2. Water and electricity will not be provided. No generators allowed.
  3. No open pits or holes are permitted.
  4. All charcoal and wood products must be extinguished in assigned ash bins.
  5. All equipment must be removed at the completion of the event and trash placed in assigned areas.
  6. Charcoal or wood smokers only
  7. Contestants must adhere to all fire and other city, county, state and federal codes.
  8. Meat inspection will occur at your tent after you have set-up.
  9. No Cooking, seasoning and/or marinating of the ribs or chicken prior to meat inspection.

FOOD / TURN-IN

  1. Our judges follow KCBS guidelines for judging.
  2. For best ribs, pork only. Spare and baby backs are allowed. No country ribs.
  3. For best chicken, wild, farm raised,cornish game hens and kosher chicken are allowed. Parts or whole. Contestants may use any part of the chicken for turn-in.
  4. A 9x9 Styrofoam clamshell will be provided to you for each dish.
  5. No marking of turn-in box.
  6. Turn-in box must accommodate six judges.
  7. Turn-in for chicken is at 2:30 pm and best ribs is at 4:00 pm. THESE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Teams will be notified prior to the contest.
  8. There is a five-minute window on either side of turn in times.
  9. Garnish is optional.

     

CLEAN-UP

  1. Please dispose of all trash and ash in respective locations.
  2. The decisions of the ‘Cue for a Cause committee are final.

THESE RULES ARE SUBLECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE CONTEST DATE. PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE WWW.EWANET.ORG FOR UPDATES TO THESE RULES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

BBQ SAUCE

GENERAL RULES

  1. The BBQ sauce must be homemade.
  2. The BBQ sauce may be made in advance. It may be fresh or cooked.
  3. The BBQ sauce may be of any kind or texture.
  4. BBQ sauce only, no salsas, hot sauces or chutneys
  5. Winners will be announced alongside best ribs.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

People’s Choice for best sauce will be voted on by public. Tokens will be for sale. Individuals will place tokens indicating their favorite sauce(s) in the boxes (supplied by ‘Cue for a Cause) located at each contestant’s booth.

  1. Judging starts at noon and ends at 5 PM.
  2. Contestants will be supplied with 1-oz plastic cups for samples.
  3. People’s Choice will be sampled at each contestant’s booth.
  4. “Judges” may receive as many samples from as many booths as they like.
  5. Sauce must be served by itself in cups provided.
  6. There is no limit on the number of tokens that can be purchased.

BLIND SAUCE JUDGING

  1. Contestants must supply ‘Cue for a Cause with 1 full cup of sauce for blind judging.
  2. A one-cup container will be provided to you in the morning.
  3. Turn-in time is 2:00 pm.
  4. There is a five-minute window on either side of the turn in time.
  5. Sauces will be assigned a number to assure anonymity.
  6. Judging will be based on Appearance, Aroma, and Taste.
  7. One sauce entry per team.

THESE RULES ARE SUBLECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE CONTEST DATE. PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE, EWANET.ORG, FOR UPDATES TO THESE RULES PRIOR TO EVENT.