Q: How do I enter the contest?
A: Click on the “Submit Your Recipe” tab. Enter your original recipe and all required fields and hit submit.
Q: Can you explain the different categories in detail?
Q: How can I get ideas for making a prize-winning bacon dish?
A: Read culinary magazines, watch cooking shows and experiment with new and old recipes. Maybe you’re already making a prize-winning dish! We suggest visiting “The Products” tab on this website to familiarize yourself with the different varieties and flavors of Sugardale bacon. Our contest rules stipulate that you may use any Sugardale bacon listed on the website within your recipe. Sugardale also produces a variety of hams, hot dogs, deli meats and pepperoni items that may also be incorporated into your recipe.
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Q: Where is The Great Sugardale BAC-ON held?
A: The BAC-ON will be held at the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, Ohio on November 10, 2012. The competition begins at 10:00 a.m. at the IX Center on the Culinary Celebration Theatre Stage sponsored by Giant Eagle with rounds of competitions taking place throughout the day. A more detailed timeline will be posted at a later date.
Q: How are the finalists selected?A: After entering your recipe in the Ready Bacon®, Appetizers/Sides/Entertaining, or Main Dish category during the entry period (August 6, 2012 – September 30, 2012), your recipe will be evaluated in three judging rounds. Please note that judges have the right to re-assign recipes to categories that they deem more appropriate.
In a preliminary round of judging, a food economist will evaluate the recipe based on the following criteria.
After the recipes have been evaluated on these criteria, semi-finalists in each category will be contacted. If you are notified as a Great Sugardale BAC-ON semi-finalist, your recipe will then be re-evaluated based on the following criteria.
After this round of judging, the finalists will be contacted. There will be three (3) finalists in each category. The final round of judging will take place on site at the Fabulous Foods Show. The event-day judges will evaluate your prepared recipe based on the same criterion as used in the last round. All decisions made by the various judging panels are final and binding.
Q: I’m a finalist! What do I need to bring with me?
A: Congratulations! A detailed list of what you are responsible for bringing will be sent to you. In general, finalists are responsible for bringing everything they need to prepare their recipe with the exception of the range and oven. This includes ingredients, pots and pans, utensils, pot holders, plates for serving to the judges etc. Sugardale will provide the bacon; the rest is up to the finalist. Please bring enough ingredients to make your recipe twice.
Q: I want to attend the Fabulous Food Show and watch the Great Sugardale BAC-ON! How can I purchase tickets?
A: Ticket information for the Fabulous Food Show at the IX Center in Cleveland, OH can be found on its website at www.fabulousfoodshow.com/purchase-tickets.aspx. You will need to purchase a ticket to the Fabulous Food Show in order to watch the Great Sugardale BAC-ON!