Thriving in a Contest Environment

Winners' Podium

Thriving in a competitive contest environment requires a combination of skills, strategies, and a resilient mindset. If you are participating in a competitive endeavor, here are some tips to help you succeed: Set Clear Goals: Define your objectives and establish specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Having a clear vision of what you […]

Yearly Popular Barbecue Contests

Yearly Popular Barbecue Contests

Seven renowned annual barbecue contests in different parts of the United States. 1. American Royal World Series of Barbecue – Kansas City, Missouri 2. Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – Memphis, Tennessee 3. Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue – Lynchburg, Tennessee 4. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest […]

Important aspects in dairy judging competitions

Cute Cow

In dairy judging competitions, several factors are important to consider when evaluating dairy animals. These factors include: Conformation – Conformation refers to the physical structure and appearance of the dairy animal. Judges assess factors such as body size, frame, muscling, udder attachment, teat placement, feet and leg structure, and overall balance. Animals with correct conformation […]

Judging A Cannabis Competition

Judging Cannabis

Judging a cannabis competition involves evaluating various strains of cannabis based on their appearance, aroma, flavor, and effects. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind: Consider the appearance of the cannabis. Look for well-groomed, healthy-looking cannabis plants with dense buds, vibrant colors, and no visible signs of damage or mold. Pay attention to […]

Why People Enter Recipe Contests

Why People Enter Recipe Contests

There are several reasons why people enter recipe contests: Recognition: Many people enter recipe contests in the hope of gaining recognition for their culinary skills. Winning a recipe contest can be a great way to get your name out there and establish yourself as a talented chef or home cook. Prizes: Most recipe contests offer […]

Winning A BBQ Competition

Winning A BBQ Competition

Winning a barbecue competition requires a combination of excellent cooking skills, attention to detail, and creative presentation. Here are some tips that can help you increase your chances of winning a barbecue competition: Choose the right cuts of meat: Make sure you choose high-quality cuts of meat that are suitable for the type of competition […]

How to Get Started in BBQ Competitions

BBQ Competitions

To become a great BBQ competitor, you need to practice your food preparation skills. While you might be busy cooking during the competition, practice by preparing new dishes or trying out new barbecue recipes. It is also important to have a panel of hard critics test your creations. Family and friends will be a good […]

Guidelines for Judging Barbecue Competitions

Judging Barbecue

The Memphis Barbecue Network has guidelines for judging barbecue competitions. Judges score meat based on appearance, tenderness, flavor, and overall impression. For ribs, judges must give at least one score of ten for each category. In addition, they must grade the meat for its smoky smoke ring and glaze. The Memphis Barbecue Network recommends that […]

Summary of Wine Competitions

Wine Competitions

Wine competitions are organized events where a variety of wines are rated by consumers and trained judges. A wine competition can be a great way to learn more about the best wines available. There are many reasons why a wine competition might be beneficial for a business. For example, it can generate sales or visibility […]

Basic Understanding of Beer Competitions

Beer Competitions

Beer competitions are an excellent way to  learn how to make a better brew. Many brewers develop their recipes from scratch. Others get intimidated by the notion that a beer must be “unique” or “special” to be entered. For each competition, there are guidelines that should be followed. Obtain correct information. While many beer competitions […]

Benefits of Entering Spirits Competitions

Spirits Competitions

If you love alcoholic beverages you may want to enter a few spirits competitions. Consider the competition itself. Many competitions have strict rules regarding the types of spirits you can enter. Most competitions will require that you submit your spirits well in advance of the judging. Submissions must be served neat and must be kept […]

Want to Enter a Barbecue Competition?

Barbecue Competitions

Barbecue competitions are growing in popularity across the country. With scores of competitions popping up every year, it’s easy to see why they’re popular. Often these competitions offer a People’s Choice category, in which teams compete to win money for the tickets collected. Before entering a competition, get some information about how the judging process […]

Four Guidelines to Win Recipe Contests

Recipe Contests

1. Appearance is Essential – Food presentation is an art…Culinary Art. – Start plating the food in the center of the dish and work outward, this will keep the food centered  – Fill no more than two-thirds of the plate with food Take images of the dish to upload, if the rules ask for an […]