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DCD's Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off

DCD's Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
@First Christian Church of Rowlett   Rowlett, TX
Staff Lead: 
Megan McPhail

PDF icondutch_oven_cook-off_rules_2.pdf.

This is a Dutch Oven cooking contest. All entries must be cooked in a Dutch Oven.

  • Any den, unit, patrol, crew, team or post can enter (so yes, units can have multiple "teams" participating)
  • Please register your team by contacting: Megan McPhail / memcphail@yahoo.com 972-841-6212 call or text
  • You may enter in just one or two or all three categories (Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert)
  • Everything must be assembled and heated onsite
  • YES! You may chop, slice, dice and brown meats prior to the event – however the SCOUTS must be the ones chopping, slicing, dicing and browning meats - Scouts Honor
  • You may start as early as 5:30 but each entry must be ready for judging at the following times:
    • Appetizer Time: 6:45 pm
    • Entrée Time: 7:00 pm
    • Dessert Time: 7:30 pm

Judges will consider the following:

  • TASTE :) duhhh
  • Cleanliness of kitchen area and following of food handling safety rules (found in the Cooking Merit Badge Book)
    • Note - if you are seen not following food safety rules, you will be disqualified - nooffense, we all have to work on Friday...
  • Presentation - does it look yummy - and yes, yummy is a technical term
  •  much fun you had doing it! Bring your cheerful unit spirit with you!

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Table(s)
  • Pop up (if desired)
  • Lantern (we will have light but please be prepared)
  • Dixie cups or small plates for judges and samples (anticipate for 50 samples)
  • Spoons for sampling
  • Dutch ovens, pots/pans, utensils (Basically everything you need to cook)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • ** Charcoal to contribute. We will provide the first round of charcoal.

There will be hot coals by 6pm.
Be Prepared!

Adult Participants??!!?!?:
Why YES! While the big prizes will be reserved for the youth, there will be a little recognition for the best Adult Dutch Oven Dishes.