Sharp cheddar cheese and butter for the event teams is being provided by:
and will be distributed to teams on a first come first served basis on team entry dates until fully distributed.
Cookoffs are a great way for business to get low cost advertising in front of potential customers as well as a great team building opportunity that is fun and delicious! The entry fee per team is just $250. As of now, we have established the following guidelines:
Teams must consist of at least 2 members but no more than 10 members.
Team entry fee includes 10 tickets.
The minimum age for a team member is 10.
Teams can consist of but are not limited to businesses, restaurants, caterers, schools, churches, social societies, fraternal organizations, municipalities, and other informally formed teams.
Macaroni noodles or preferred pasta can be boiled prior to the event.
All other food prep, assembly, and cooking must be done at the event site on the day of the event.
Cooking methods are provided by and at choice of each team. (i.e. griddle, grill, burner, etc. Gas generators can be used away from the tent area.)
10' tent, 8' table, 4 ounce serving cups, napkins, spoons, and forks will be provided by Mac Down.
Day of event details and schedule can be found here.
All judging is done through blind entries.
Award categories include:
Overall judge's vote
Overall people's choice
Overall kids team (ages 10-18) people's choice
Best classic - Cheeses only
Best meat - Chicken, beef, pork
Best other - This includes macs with ingredients such as Fritos, Cheetos, cornbread, cornflakes, crackers, special sauces, etc. that do not also include veggies, meat, seafood from other main categories