Chuckwagon Challenge – An Amateur Southwest Culinary Competition

Double H Ranch is looking for Amateur Chefs to compete for a grand prize of $15,000

Double H Ranch is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Gala at Six Flags Great Escape on June 29, 2012 from 5:00 – 11:00PM will feature a one-of-a-kind Chuckwagon Challenge – an Amateur Southwest Culinary Competition. This year marks the Double H Ranch’s 20th Year of Making Dreams a Reality for campers and their families. To honor this important milestone, the Double H is looking for the area’s best amateur cooks to compete for a grand prize of $15,000. 5 finalists will be paired with pre-selected mentor chefs, and will participate in a cook off at the Annual Gala. Gala attendees will serve as judges (people’s choice award) and have an opportunity to sample the finalist’s prepared recipes. Prizes will be announced at the Double H Ranch Annual Gala.

Interested applicants for the Chuckwagon Challenge must be amateur cooks and18 years or older with an original southwestern appetizer recipe. Cooks must be able to submit a 3-5 minute video as well as prepare and serve 700 samplings of their appetizer at the Annual Gala. Entry deadline is May 21, 2012. Only online applications accepted. A $100 entry fee is required for each submission, and will serve as a donation to the Double H Ranch.

Contestant prize money is sponsored by Marian and Norman Wolgin, and Amy’s Ventures. A fund created in memory of Amy Wolgin Wiener to benefit children and families.

First: place – Gold Star $15,000
Second place – Silver Star $5,000
Third place – Bronze Star $3,000
Fourth place – Deputy $1,000
Fifth place – Deputy $1,000

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