Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

Official Entry Rules for the 4th Annual Jews’ Next Dor Apples & Honey Cook-off

Posted by challahbackgirl on August 4, 2011

Official Cook-off Rules, Regulations and Judging Criteria

Who is Eligible?

  • Any 20 or 30 something.
  • Your dish(s) must be present on September 25, starting at 5pm at a private home in Cupertino to win.

Food Entry Requirements:

  • Dish must feature either apples or honey or both.
  • Dish must be parve or dairy.
  • Dish must be at least 50% homemade.
  • All items should be prepared in advanced, and brought cooked ready to serve. Plating is allowed at the cook-off.
  • Only standard paper goods will be provided.
  • All dishes will be consumed by participants and event attendees after judging.
  • Please provide enough of your dish that at least 30 people can sample your dish.
  • If your dish contains nuts please clearly label it.
  • Name your entries.
  • Recipes for entries must be submitted to by Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:59pm. Recipes will be also be included on the recipe exchange on our website after the competition.
  • A recipe must be submitted for all entries, or it will not be judged. Please have your recipe actually represent what you actually prepare. Include how many it servers or pieces it makes and which category (Savory or Sweet) it is being entered in.
  • All dishes to be judged must be there within 15 minutes of the start time. Dishes to arrive late will not be judged, but may be consumed after all judging is completed.

The Judging:

  • There will be two categories. Savory and Sweet.
  • Entrants must decide which category to enter their dish in when submitting the recipe.
  • Each dish can only be judged in one category.
  • A first prize will be awarded for each category.
  • Each entrant can enter up to 2 dishes total across both categories.
  • Entrants do not need to enter both categories.
  • All judging will take place on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
  • Each dish will be judged on originality (25%), presentation (25%) and flavor (50%).
  • Everyone present will get to judge all entries, other then their own.
  • Judging will be done on a point system, the dish with the most votes in each category gets first place.
  • Points may be deducted if Apples and Honey are not the center piece of the dish.
  • Points will be tallied by one or more Jews’ Next Dor representatives.
  • Chef of winning dishes will be awarded prizes.

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