Texas Panhandle Baconfest Cook Team Information
So you want to cook up some amazing bacon dishes at the Texas Panhandle Baconfest. Here's the opportunity to show off your cooking skills and show the Texas Panhandle that you have the best bacon recipes around.
Texas Panhandle Baconfest - Saturday, May 12th, Doors open to the public 4-8pm
Each cook team consists of 4 team members. A head cook and 3 co-cooks.
This is for cook teams who are not attached to a restaurant and do not have a license facility. Restaurants wanting to attend please contact us HERE. You have a separate set of rules and regulations.
Cost: $50 per team
You will be able to compete in the following categories:
Bacon Dish: This dish can be anything but dessert, but it has to be at least 50% bacon
Dessert Dish: This is where your creativity comes in, this is a sweet bacon dish. The dish must be at least 25% bacon.
People's Choice: the public will get to vote on best bacon dish.
Showmanship: Decorate your booths and your team
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each category.
Each team will receive at least 10 pounds of bacon to cook at the event courtesy of our friends at Tyson and Wright Bacon.
All Bacon received from us is for cooking at the event only. This isn't free bacon to take home.
You will be required to provide samples to the public, minimum 100 samples.
Cook Space/Service Space:
No cooking is allowed in the Rex Baxter Building all cooking must be done outside in your designated area. Each team will receive a cook space located on the south side of the Rex Baxter Building on the gravel. No table or chairs will be provided in this area. Each cook team will also receive a 10x10 space in the Rex Baxter Building to prep and serve food, this space will be pipe and draped. It will include 1 table and 2 chairs, any addition tables will be available for $3 per table. Each space will need to follow all guidelines put forth by the Amarillo Health Department. All Food Must Be Cooked on site.
You will receive your competition containers and information when you check in the day of the event.
ALL COOK TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A TEMPORARY HEALTH PERMIT FROM THE AMARILLO HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND ALL TEAMS MUST FOLLOW ALL THE GUIDELINES PUT FORTH BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. HEALTH PERMITS MUST BE OBTAINED BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH, AT 4:30PM. ANY PERMITS OBTAINED AFTER WILL BE CHARGED AND ADDITIONAL $50.
ALL COOK TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ALL THE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
Department of Enviornmental Health - located at 808 S. Buchanan on the 2nd Floor.
Set Up: Saturday, May 12th 7:30am
Bacon Pick-Up: Saturday, May 12th, 7:30am -8:30am
Cooks Meeting: Saturday, May 12th, 9am
Turn In Times
Bacon Dish – 3pm
Dessert Dish: 4pm
Showmanship will be judged starting at 4pm
If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us HERE or give us a call at 806-468-2676.
Restaurants wanting to attend please contact us HERE. You have a separate set of rules and regulations.