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Saturday Steak Cook-off presented by KAGS

RARE! MEDIUM! WELL DONE! On Saturday, teams from across the state will grill up delicious ribeyes or yummy beefy appetizers to compete for the title of Grand Champion! If you think you grill the best beef in Texas, sign up now. You could win $1000!


Steak Cook-Off Rules

1st Place $1000 Cash Prize and Award
2nd Place $750 Cash Prize and Award
3rd Place $500 Cash Prize and Award

Entry fee starts at $150.

RULES: You must provide samples to ticket holders from noon to 5 p.m. You will be given extra steaks to use for samples. Texas Reds will provide the steaks and teams will turn in 1 steak. Steaks will be judged for appearance, doneness, taste, texture and overall impression. Taste will be the first tiebreaker, texture will be the second. Head cooks meeting is at 9 a.m. Steaks will be given out at 9:30 a.m. after the meeting. If you signed up for the appetizer portion, this will be accepted between 1:30 p.m.and 2 p.m. Competition steaks will be accepted between 11:30 p.m. and noon. Steaks may not be removed from your cooking booth; any violation of this will result in immediate team disqualification from the competition. The cooking teams need to provide all seasonings and “secret ingredients”. No illegal substances, chemicals or drugs can be used. Steaks cannot be branded on injected. NO garnishes should be on the steaks. Steaks are to be submitted whole; we will slice them as they are submitted before submitting to be judged. All steaks are to be handled in a sanitary manner. Plastic gloves are to be used in handling the steaks at all times. Proper food handling procedures must be followed. Grills will be inspected for cleanliness before cooking. Unclean grills will be rejected. Cooking teams are responsible for providing tables and chairs they might need at their cooking area. A minimum 5 lb. ABC rated fire extinguisher must be readily available to each cooking team. All tents and canopies need to have certificate of fire retardant. No more than (4) four cases of beer per team may be brought into the festival. Additional beer may be purchased in the festival. No other alcohol is allowed. These are for your consumption. Do not distribute to festival guests. Ashes will need to be contained in the event ash barrels.

Appetizer COOK-OFF Rules

1st Place $200 Cash Prize and Award
2nd Place $100 Cash Prize and Award
3rd Place $75 Cash Prize and Award

Entry fee is $50. Must also be registered for steak cook-off.

RULES: Appetizers must contain beef. Appetizers must be cooked on the grill. Appetizer plates may include small disposable cups for sauce/dips. Toothpicks or skewers to hold food items together are allowed. All other items in box must be edible food items. We will be judging food ONLY. No prop decorations are necessary and will not be considered when judging. No team branding on or in box. Appetizer must be turned in using provided plate and lid must close. You must turn in minimum 6 pieces or cut bites for judging. Appetizers will be judged on Appearance, Taste, Originality and Overall Impression. Taste will be the first tie breaker and originality will be second tie breaker.