Saturday, August 20, 2005

Second Annual Corning Olive Festival Dutch Oven Cookoff

I just received a letter from Don Mason that announces the second annual Dutch oven cook off at the Corning, California Olive Festival. The cookoff and olive festival well be held on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at Woodson City Park on the southwest corner of South and Peach streets.

This is a three-pot cookoff—main dish, bread and dessert. Contestants may cook one, two or three pots. Recipes for two of the three must include California processed olives. (Note that this is a change from last year’s cookoff.) A $20 entry fee and a copy of recipes must be presented by the time of the cook’s meeting to participate.

Gates open at 7 a.m. with the cook’s meeting being held at 9 a.m. sharp. A judging time will be assigned during the meeting. Judging begins at 1 p.m.

Each team will receive the use of a 12- by 12-foot cooking area. One table and two chairs will be available for the team’s use in the cooking area. Don recommends that each team bring a pop-up type shelter to shelter the team from the whether.

Contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce, (Address: 1110 Solano Street, Corning, California, 96022) at (530) 824-5550 for an application or information. Don Mason can be reached at (530) 527-1027.


  1. Thanks for the info on this competition. Do you have any information on the prizes (cash or otherwise)? Most cook-offs use these details as a good way to promote the event.

  2. No, but email Don Mason. He'll give you the infor you need.