This is a two-pot cook off, consisting of a main dish and a dessert. 

Competitors must be 18 years old or younger. An adult must be in the cooking area at all times. Adults can advise the youth cook, but all preparation, cooking, and presentation must be performed by the youth cook. All dishes must be cooked in a dutch oven and presented for judging in the pot or on the lid. Adults may handle the charcoal. Judges decisions are final. The youth must understand and agree to abide by these rules.

Practice safe food handling procedures.  Teams are expected to keep their areas clean and to exercise proper cleaning procedures of all utensils and food prep areas. Hair should be restrained or under a hat.  Food service gloves should be worn for preparation of all food that is to be served raw (including garnishes). ABSOLUTELY NO FINGER LICKING!  Field judges will be checking for compliance.

If you follow the recommendations at this FDA website you should be fine. Just click on the link below.

Safe Food Handling: What You Need to Know

All dishes must be turned in on time or be disqualified.  The decision of the judges is final.

Interaction with the public is expected and encouraged. Share your love of dutch oven cooking!  Registration in this cook off is considered a release statement for all photographs and recipes that are used in the competition. Registration in this cook off also states that you understand and will abide by these rules of competition for the cook off.

Most of all, relax and have fun!