Cooking on the beach is FUN!
The competition will take place Friday Nov. 4th at 7:30 pm.
Like the famous FoodTV show, the Surf N Turf Sand Chef competition pits La Creme de La Creme of Cruiser Chefs against each other in an exciting cooking competition.
Master Chef Alvaro Rodriguez organizes this competition and provides a colorful play by play. Judges and spectators are treated to scrumptious delights as the entries are prepared and served on the beach.
It's hard to believe this will be the 6th Sand Chef!
A special note from Master Chef Alvaro Rodriguez
Before I dwell into this year's rules, I wanna thank all those who have participated over the years. Beginning with Pismo Jim who let me run with this idea that was developed while probably in the haze of tequilas. From the contestants and judges, to Pasquale & Kristina's sound, to the guys to hang behind the judges waiting for plates to be sent their way. To those of you who stop me when you see me an event and give me your ideas of what the secret ingredient should be. You guys rock, you make it happen. Thank you!
Participants have 90 minutes to come up with two savory dishes, plus one dessert based on a secret ingredient. The secret ingredient will be revealed the previous night. This will give teams enough time for to get their ingredients and recipes ready for the evening's showdown.
There will be a panel of 4 judges, plus the Surf and Turf's organizer: PismoJim. Each entry will be judged in 3 categories. The categories are: Taste, Presentation, & Originality. Taste will have a scale of 1 to 5 points. While presentation and originality will max out at 3 points. The wining team will be the one who is able to score the greater amount of points.
Like before, each team will have its own name and maximum of 3 members. There will be a maximum of 7 teams. Each team must provide all their ingredients, including the secret ingredient, plus all their cooking equipment. Each team will bring their own setup (Cooking table, stove, grill, cookware, lights, ETC). Plus 7" dessert plates, used to serve their creations to the judges.
There will be a $20 signup fee per judge and per team. All teams must sign up by Oct. 15th and fees are due on on the morning of the event. The wining team gets to keep 100% of the signup fees. In the event of a draw, the prize will be divided evenly between the wining teams.
If you are interested in competing, contact Master Chef Alvaro Rodriguez (PM "alvarorb" on IH8MUD or Email "alvarorb" at "mac.com") with your team name and members.
If you know someone who should be a judge, please contact Alvaro and tell him why, be creative! Judges will be chosen based on your replies.
Preview Jay's SNT 2007 video featuring the Sand Chef Competition (10 minutes of Surf N Turf fun!)