Friday, July 23, 2010

2010 Olive Festival and Dutch Oven Cookoff in Corning, California

Here's a note from Don Mason:

Hi Dutch oven cook:

On August 28, 2010 in Corning, California, the 21st Olive Festival will be held and this year they have added a Dutch oven cookoff. This should be a challenge as the festival organizers are requiring that only California Processed Olives are to be used in one of the three dishes. This should not be a challenge to you great Dutch Oven Cook.

The Dutch Oven cookoff will be held at Woodson City Park (southeast corner South and Peach Streets). You will have a 12'x12’ cooking area with one table. You will be cooking in an open area and the weather might be a problem. It is recommended that if you have a type of E-Z up instant shelter. Note: We will be in the same area as last year. This is the hot time of year so dress cool and drink a lot of water.

We will be there about 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. A cooks meeting will be held a 9:00 a.m. At this time the judging time will be assigned. Judging will commence at 1:00 p.m.

This is a 3 pot cookoff: Main dish, bread and dessert or one or two pots is okay. The public will be invited to taste the dishes after judging and vote for the ones they like best.

Cash awards will be for the following: First place for main dish, bread and dessert receives $50 and a plaque. Second and third place will receive plaques. First place in each category for Peoples Choice Award will receive a plaque. This should be a fun Dutch oven cookoff and sharpen your culinary skills. Beginning Dutch oven cooks are invited. Also 4-H, Boy Scouts and Junior groups are invited to cook an adult must accompany this division. Plaques will be awarded to this division.

If you have any questions please contact the Corning Chamber of Commerce at (530) 824-5550 or or Don Mason at (530) 527-1027 or

Good luck


  1. I liked your hash post. Take a look at my Ham and Egg Hash post of Feb 7 2010. I think you my like it.
    Friday I go in for my knee replacement, I hope I can get some camping I soon after that.
    Ron Clanton

  2. Thanks, Ron ... I have it from a reliable source (my mother) that the roughist part is when the doctor says to go for a short walk hours after coming out of surgery. Take care, God bless and obey doctor's orders. Then get cookin'.