2023 Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest

Entry Deadline: November 19, 2023
Categories: Recipe Contests
2023 Mountain Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest
Venue / Location

Gold Country Fairgrounds & Event Center
209 Fairgate Road
Auburn, CA 95603

General Information

All dishes shall be delivered to the Cooking Stage in the Armory Building from 11:30AM to 12:15pm, Sunday, 11/20/22. Participants may submit one entry for each category. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED allow time for parking and walking to the stage.

Each dish must use canned, or fresh (preferred) Placer grown mandarin oranges or juice as a primary ingredient and be original. The judge’s definition of primary is final! (There are no facilities for cooling or heating of food. It must be prepared and ready to serve.)

Mandarin Entrée – Sponsored by Carol’s Market
Mandarin Side Dish- Sponsored by The Silver Store
Mandarin Salad- Sponsored by Auburn Trophies
Mandarin Dessert- Sponsored by Gina Marie Custom Desserts

Entries will be judged on
– Overall presentation (10 points)
– Creative use of Mandarins (20 points)
– Flavor (20 points)

Grand Prize will be judged on
 – Overall Presentation (40 points)
– Use of Mandarins (40 points)
– Taste (20 points)

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Best of Show (1) – 5 pc. Set of Kitchen Craft cookware
1st Prize – $75.00/Cash
2nd Prize – $50.00/Cash
3rd Prize – $25.00/Cash

Bonus Prize – Sponsored by: Rachel Griffith, Lyon Real Estate
1st Prize – $150.00/Cash
2nd Prize – $50.00/Cash
3rd Prize – $25.00/Cash
**Must use a Newcastle Mandarin Ranch Product in your recipe

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