You can download a registration form for the October 5th, 2019 Backroads Music Fest & Cajun Cooking Festival – at Wilkerson Arena Sweet Lake, LA HERE. The cook-off will be a pre-registration. (No day of cook-off entries). Pre-Registration deadline will be Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Entry forms can be mailed to 635, Petro Point Dr, STE B Lake Charles, LA 70607. All entry form info must be filled out including Team Captain name and Team Name. (Very Important)
Entry fee is $100.00 per team per category. (no refunds – exchanges or returns)
The 3 Categories are:
1. Turtle Sauce Piquante
2. Jambalaya (Any Meat)
3. Gumbo (Any Meat)
You can enter 1 category or all 3, it’s your choice.
*Checks can be made out to Bou Boy’z Entertainment, LLC. *
Teams will consist of 3 team members and 1 Team Captain.
Team arrival is allowed by 5am
Dishes will be judged on the following criteria:
Originality: The more original…The better.
Seasoning: Not too much…Not too little…just right.
Texture: Don’t want your dish to be burnt…Don’t want it to be under-cooked.
Presentation: Display your dish like it’s the best
How to Turn Your Dishes In
Place enough food in a covered dish for 4 judges to sample your dish. They are only sampling, so you don’t have to overload the dish. One dish will be submitted for each category entered.
Turn in Times for Judging
Each team will be given a time to turn in their dishes. Turn in times will be staged 4 teams every 15 minutes. For example, teams 1 through 4 will be scheduled to turn their dishes in at 11:00 a.m. Teams 5 through 9 will be scheduled to turn their dishes in at 11:15. Teams 10 through 14 will be scheduled to turn their dishes in at 11:30 and so on.
Cooking spots will be a 10’x20’ area and will be numbered with your team number on it. Your team number will be given to you upon arrival Cook-Off morning. Once given your team number you will be directed to your Cook-Off area for unloading.
What to Bring
Supplies for cooking (anything you need to create your dish), styrofoam entry containers, chairs, extension cords, grill, burner, tables.
People’s Choice Award
People’s Choice Award will be determined by who the public votes on as the best dish. The public will be sold tickets if they wish to sample dishes for The People’s Choice contest and they will put tickets in buckets located at the cook-off teams spot If they like the dish. They can put one ticket are as many as they wish. If they like the dish a little they might put one, if they like the dish a lot they may put more tickets. People’s Choice contest is mandatory. The Festival will provide dishes and utensils for the public to sample.
Each team will be given 4 armbands for each team member. All other people will have to pay for entry at the entrance gate at the arena.
Backroads & Beyond Radio – Music Fest
Cook-Off – Prize List
1. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker.
2. Multi-Purpose Portable Propane Outdoor Cooking Package by King Kooker.
3. Igloo Island Breeze 90 Can Rolling Ice Chest.
4. Cast Iron Lodge Wildlife Cooking Series Skillet. (Made in the USA)