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 Rules and Registration



Burger Competition Rules

1. The Executive Committee must approve all cooking entries. 

2.  Entry teams may have up to 5 individuals (one Captain and 4 additional members). Awards will go to the team. 

3.  Each team will be responsible for cooking 2 signature Burgers and 1 side on their grill which will be judged by 4 culinary judges who will sample each team’s entry. Please plan on plating 4 plates; cutting the burger in half and splitting the side dish to ensure consistency of all 4 plates.

4. MANDATORY Team Meeting (the day of the event) will be 3:30 pm sharp at the Marriott Pyramid Pavilion located at the north side of the hotel (5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109). 

5. Team Locations: Team booth areas are pre-assigned around the perimeter and a center audience viewing area allocated to accommodate roughly 200 viewers. Seating is first come first seated basis.  MAX booth dimensions are 10 feet deep and 6 feet wide. Each team will be responsible for bringing their own grill, propane, grilling utensils, food, gloves, plates, and sanitary items such as water, soap, and anti-bacterial wipes.  

6. Set-up for booth and cooking equipment begins at 3:00pm and cooking Cooking may begin at 4:00 pm. Lighting of the grill is considered part of set-up and may be done before the 4:00 pm cook time. Fires must be lit once in position, no pre-lit fires before arrival. 

7. Meats judged are Beef, Chicken, and Pork. Judging of all meat begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. and the Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. 

8. All meats must be prepared on-site and will be judged on Execution, Appearance, and Taste. 

9. All meat must be raw and uncooked at check in and kept in a cooler that ensures proper cooling temperature. Please read for guidelines:

Prior preparation, such as marinating and seasoning, is permitted. 

10. Registration form / including ST and BT waiver (signed by team members), and Marriott food waiver (signed by each team Captain) must be completed and emailed to by November 2, 2019. 

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