Monday, May 02, 2005

Cal Ranch & Camp Chef Cookoff in American Fork, Utah

Cal Ranch & Camp Chef
The 2005 Great American Fork
Chili Cook Off

Entry Fee: $20.00

Each team to receive a Camp Chef CP-12 cast iron pot ($29.99 value) with payment of entry fees.

Prepare yourself for
America’s Chili Cook Off
Featuring Your Favorite Red Chili Recipe

Questions or Concerns? Call 800-650-2433 x 141

June 18th, 2005
Cal Ranch of American Fork
675 South 500 East
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 763-7777

Cook’s Bell – Start Your Fires Noon (all teams must set up by this time)
Judging – 3:00 p.m.
Samples for public tasting – 3:00 p.m. (once judging dish is served)
Awards – 4:00 p.m.

Clinics - classes to be taught near contest area at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The International Dutch Oven Society and Greater Wasatch Dutch Oven Society will be hosting educational booths and displays. The cookoff is sponsored by Camp Chef.
Prizes: Each team will receive a cookbook and goodie bag for participating.
  • First Place: $150
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50
  • Additional Prizes for: Best Booth Display and People’s Choice Chili

Prepare your favorite chili!


1. Teams may consist of one or two members.
2. All chili must be cooked in a Camp Chef cast iron pot. Contestants may cook over an open pit flame (must be contained), over a Camp Chef stove/burner, or using charcoal or wood coals.
3. All chili must be prepared onsite.
4. Contestants must provide all their own ingredients and cooking equipment.
5. Each team must prepare at least 3 quarts of chili.
6. Teams must provide 6 copies of their recipe, due at beginning of event.
7. Teams must be set up for cooking by 11 a.m.
8. Chili (1/2 quart) must be delivered to judging table in a container provided by organizers at the event.
9. Friends and family are encouraged to attend the event. For health safety, family and friends may not be in the chef’s immediate cooking areas during the competition.
10. Attendees will purchase tickets to sample your remaining chili; public serving may begin as early as Noon. Proceeds go to a local charity. Attendees vote to select their favorite team, which receives a people’s choice award.
11. Prize for best booth theme – centered on name of event: Great American Fork Chili Cook Off – will be awarded.
12. Conduct: all teams are expected to maintain appropriate conduct in language, dress, interaction and presentation.
13. Judges will base their rankings on taste, flavor, execution of recipe and appeal. By participating in this event, participants authorize event organizers to use their representation and recipes.

A Hoot & A Holler Contest

The best "Wild West" yell wins a great prize. Open to all contestants and public guests.


Nearby Dutch Oven Gathering hosted by Greater Wasatch Dutch Oven Society.

Entrants are accepted upon receipt of signed entry form. For entry form and additional information:

Edward Quinlan at
Cal Ranch Chili Cook Off
P.O. Box 4057
Logan, UT 84323
800-650-2433 ext. 141

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