Enter the local food cook-off
The Local Food Cook-Off at the Wild America Nature Festival is intended to highlight local, sustainably grown food and the farms that they come from. Vendors will be able to sell food at the festival as well as have one competition dish that will be entered and judged in the competition.
Restauranteurs, caterers, and individuals who create at least one original dish with food using at least 75% local ingredients and who agree to be present to sell that food may apply. Vendors may sell other food items that do not use local food; however, they may not sell pre-made commercially available food (with the exception of beverages).
Vendors participating in the local food cook-off competition must create one dish (made up of one entree and at least one side) that features locally produced food to be entered into a food cook-off competition. Vendors MUST provide small tasting plates of their competition dish for festival guests that are to be sold for $1.00 to $5.00 per sample. Vendors are strongly encouraged sell larger versions of their competition dish (full meals) and sell other meals as well.
Two awards will be given to one or more vendor(s):
- Wild America Local Food Cook Off Champion
- People's Choice Award
The winner of the Wild America Local Food Cook Off Champion award will be determined by a panel of judges selected by the a panel of judges who will taste a sample of each competition dish, discuss the dish with the food vendor, and select winners based on taste, presentation, and amount of food in the dish that is local and sustainably produced (certified organic food is preferred). Festival guests will have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the People's Choice Award.
The prospectus and contract for the Local Food Cook Off at the Wild America Nature Festival are below.