Have you ever watched a cooking competition on the Food Network and thought to yourself that you have a recipe that could easily make the nation drool? If you have, then you may have also wondered how you too could enter a cooking contest. There are two main types of cooking competitions. There is a cook-off where you not only come up with your own recipes, but you also have to prepare it for the judges, and there are recipe contests that usually only require that you submit a recipe. If you are interested in entering either of these two types of cooking competitions then you may want to consider one of the following contests.
There are several different types of cook-off competitions. There are BBQ Cook-Offs, Chuck Wagon Cook-Offs, and there are Chili Cook-Offs. Each of these cook-off categories has its own circuit, and its own set of rules. If you want to do well in one of these cooking competitions it will be important to follow the guidelines and to perfect your recipes and preparation skills.
The National Championship BBQ Cook-Off
P.O. Box 699
Meridian, Texas 76665
The National Championship BBQ Cook-Off is held in August of each year and awards several cash prizes.
National Championship Chuckwagon Cook-Off
Held in September of each year, this competition offers several cash prizes and awards, including those for the Trail Division and those for the Ranch Division categories.
Annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off
(307) 422-3345 for more information
Held in June of each year this chili cook-off offers family entertainment, food, fun, prizes, and lots of great food.
This contest offers the winning recipe a $1 million grand prize. To enter your recipe will need to have at least two products from the Pillsbury Bake-Off product list to qualify. The top 100 entrants will be flown in to Orlando, Florida in early March to take part in the final round of judging. For more information about this contest please visit the Pillsbury website.
Holiday Recipe Contest
341 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 400
Franklin, TN 37067
This annual recipe contest requires entries be received by August 15 of each year. Your recipe can be for any of the following categories: appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts, or breakfasts. Prizes will be awarded based on the story behind the recipe as well as the dish itself. For more information please visit the American Profile website.
Kaiser Bakeware Recipe Contest
Attn: Recipe Contest
3512 Faith Church Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079
This recipe contest is held each month. To enter your recipe will need to highlight a Kaiser Bakeware product. For example you may have a cookie bar recipe that would work well with their square baking pan. You can submit your recipe via snail mail or online. If your recipe wins you will be able to select any Kaiser Bakeware product on their website and your recipe will be published on their website. For more information about this recipe contest please visit the Kaiser Bakeware Website.