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Steak Cooking Rules $175 Entry

  •        Cook teams may cook on Gas Grills, Charcoal Grills, Electric Grills or Wood Grills.
  •        Each team needs to cook on a separate fire source with the following exception: Trailers that have multiple grills or large grills that are totally divided are allowed as long as each cooker has their own fire source.
  •        The Cook-off organizer/sponsor will provide all the rib-eye steaks. Teams are to provide ice chests for steak storage. NO other rib-eye steak is to be present at the cook site other than the rib-eyes given to you. If any other rib-eye steaks are found in your cook site, your team will be disqualified. 
  •        Teams are subject to random ice chest inspections.
  •        Steak selection will be conducted by a lottery at the cooks meeting. During steak selection cookers will point to the two steaks they want, cookers may not touch the steaks. They will be given a 30 second period to pick their steaks or two will be chosen for them.
  •        Each team is required to have some type of fire extinguishing device in their cook site.
  •        Steaks may not be removed from your numbered cooking area except to turn in your entry. Any violation of this will result in immediate team disqualification from the competition.
  •        Steaks will be judged with regard to Taste, Texture, Appearance, Doneness and Overall Impression.
  •        Steaks should be cooked Medium (warm pink center).
  •        Steaks may be lightly trimmed before, but not after, cooking
  •        This event will be judged by a panel of judges and will be in a “blind judging” format.
  •        Competition steaks must be submitted in the provided boxes. Steaks may not be marked in any way with the exception of grill marks. No garnish is allowed. Steaks must be turned in whole and uncut.
  •        Turn in times will be announced at cooks meeting. Steaks turned in after the deadline will NOT be judged.
  •        Taste is the first tie breaker and doneness is the second tie breaker.
  •        The foil disk provided must stay in the box under the steak
  •        You must be 18 years old to compete in an SCA Steak Cook-off


1st - $1000

2nd - $500

3rd - $400

4th - $300

5th - $200

Appetizer Rules $25 Entry

  •        Appetizers must be cooked on the grill
  •        No dessert dishes!
  •        Appetizer boxes may contain small disposable cups for sauce/dips.     Also, toothpicks or skewers to hold food items together are allowed.  The foil disk provided must stay in the box under the food. All other items in box must be edible food items. NO PROP DECORATIONS – Judging the FOOD only.
  •        Appetizer must be turned in using provided box and the lid must close
  •        You must turn in minimum of 6 pieces or cut 6 bites for judging
  •        Appetizer will be judged on taste, originality, and appearance.
  •        In Addition to the 1st - 2nd -3rd awarded by the Judges there will be a People's Choice winner as well.


1st - $200

2nd - $100

3rd - $50

Peoples Choice - Award TBD

SCA Kids Challenge Rules $25

  •        Kids’ Challenge Competitions are for kids 5-17 years of age.
  •        Kids’ Challenge categories are determined per cook off event and will be either steak, pork chops, or chicken. 
  •        Meat will be provided by the event based upon pre-registration of cookers. No guarantee of meat availability for on-site entries.  On-site entrants may not provide their own meat if event sponsored meat is no longer available.
  •        Based on number of kid entries, the challenge may be divided into age groups (5-11 & 12-17).  This will be determined once all entries have been received by both pre-registered and on-site entries.
  •        Parents please understand that this is a KIDS CHALLENGE!  Parental supervision is required. However, the child should be responsible for prepping, seasoning, cooking, and presenting their entry.  Guidance from parents is acceptable but please respect the rules and allow the kids to be the head cooks. If your child is not strong enough to turn their own meat on the grill, they may be too young for this challenge.
  •        Judging will be graded on 3 categories: Taste, Texture, and Appearance.
  •        No decorations, sauces, or side items in the entry boxes.

     Greek Division Challenge Rules

$75 + donation of a new children's bike

  •        Rules are the same as the general Steak Cook-off only difference is the entry fee and winnings.