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12th Annual Triple B
BBQ Cook-Off Competition Application
March 19th 2016 Downtown Crestview, Florida
Select the Categories in which you would like to compete:
____ Chicken $50 ____ Ribs $50 ____ Pulled Pork $50 ____ Brisket $50
____ All Categories $175 ***If you are not all-in and are selling, the minimum fee will be $150.00, which is the event standard price for food vendors*** Select one: I ____ will OR ____ I will not be competing in Peoples Choice. Select one: ____ I will be competing only ____I will be competing and selling.
Select one: I need a water hook up at my location ____OR l need water available at my location ____
*There are great vendor spots available with water but not a water hook up*
Official Team Name __________________________________________
(Name cannot be changed once accepted)
Team Leader or Contact: _________________________________________________
Phone Number _______________________ Mobile Phone ______________________
Fax # _________________________ Email __________________________________
Street Address _________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________ State: __________ Zip: ________________
Separate Cleanup deposit - $150.00 due with application. Check will be held until work station cleanup is
approved by Triple B Staff, then returned to team leader.
Total Amount Enclosed: _____________________
Team Leader Signature __________________________________________________
____ (initial) *I have read and understand the entire list of 2015 Triple B cook off rules.
Please be sure to visit www.myfloridalicense.com and click the link for mobile food vendors to see if licensing for this event applies to you. The Crestview Chamber will not be responsible for any fees that vendors/competitors
may incur due to improper licensing.
Mail Application Form and Payment to: Crestview Chamber of Commerce Triple B
1447 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL 32539
2016 Triple B BBQ Cook-off Rules
These rules and regulations are subject to interpretation and implementation by the Florida Panhandle BBQ
Society (FPBS) and the Triple B Committee. Their decisions are final.
Check in- All teams should arrive on Main Street between 5:00-6:00pm on Friday 3/18/16 and report to
any Triple B Committee member for location assignment. A MANDATORY cooks meeting will be held
from 6:30-7:30. The location of this meeting will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Meat inspection- Shortly after you are assigned a cooking location, a FPBS official will be visiting your
team. All meats to be cooked will be inspected and must be unseasoned, uncooked, and stored in
containers at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Meats that do not pass inspection will not be allowed to
be turned in for judging. No meats will be allowed to leave the site after it has been inspected. No
exceptions will be made to these rules.
Cooked on site- All meats will be brought to the cooking site raw. All meats must be USDA or State DA
inspected and passed. The official start time for the Triple B Cook-off is 5:00pm on Friday 3/19/16 (upon
completion of meat inspection). All cooking, seasoning, and preparing of food must be done within the
confines of their assigned space during contest hours. All entries must be prepared and cooked by
registered teams only.
Entries- The Triple B Cook-off recognizes only one entry in each category per team. Multiple entries
from the same piece of meat will not be allowed. It will be the responsibility of the head cook to
monitor entries. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the cook-off.
Conditions- Cooks are to prepare and cook in a sanitary manner. Cooking conditions are subject to
inspection by 2015 Triple B Committee. Any infractions identified by the committee should be
immediately corrected or the team will be subject for disqualification.
All meats must be maintained at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit prior to cooking.
All meats must be covered at all times prior to inspection and cooking.
All meats must be cooked to an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sanitary, plastic gloves are required by all cooks while handling food.
Pits/Equipment- Pits allowed at the cook-off can include any commercial or homemade, trailered or un-
trailered pit or smoker used for competitive barbeque. A barbeque pit may include gas or electricity for
starting the combustion of wood or wood products but not to complete cooking. Each team is
responsible for providing all necessary equipment and supplies. The Triple B Committee will not provide
any equipment, including extension cords.
Categories- Judging will be Saturday 3/28/15 at the following times:
Chicken 11:00am Teams may cook individual pieces.
Ribs 12:00pm Loin (baby back) or spare ribs only. No country style ribs. No chopped, pulled, or sliced rib meat loose in entry box.
Pork 1:00pm Shoulder, Boston Butt or Picnic only. Pork must be cooked as a single piece of meat.
Brisket (beef): 2:00pm Packer trimmed flats or points.
Official time is kept by the head judge. Each meat entry will be allowed a five minute turn in window
before and after the hour. No entries will be accepted outside this window. Absolutely no exceptions.
Presentation- Each entry should include eight separate slices or pieces of meat. Meat may be turned in
with or without sauce. Nothing may be added to the turn in box in addition to the meat (such as
aluminum foil or sauce cups). Garnishes are not allowed.
Judging- The 2015 Triple B BBQ Cook-off will be judged by the blind judging method and FPBS rules. All
entries will be submitted in identical containers that will be provided to each team at the mandatory
cooks meeting on Friday 3/18/16. A numerical sticker will be placed on the top of your container to
identify your entry when presented to judging by FPBS officials.
Peoples Choice- Visitors will be able to purchase Peoples Choice tickets from 3 locations along Main
Street. The sample part of these tickets will be presented to you as payment for a sample size portion
of your barbecue (any meat). For each sample ticket you receive, the Crestview Area Chamber will
give you 40 cents toward the cost of the samples. Visitors will then turn in the vote portion of each
ticket to be collected and counted at 4:00pm to determine the 2015 Peoples Choice winner. More
details will be provided at the mandatory cooks meeting on Friday 3/18/16. We encourage you to
participate in this friendly competition. It has become a tradition that our community truly enjoys.
Awards- Awards ceremonies will begin promptly at 5:00. A first, second, and third place will be awarded
in each category. Cash prizes are as follows: $100 for first place in chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket, $500
for Reserve Grand Champ, $600 for Grand Champion, and $300 for Peoples Choice winner.
Clean up- At the end of the competition, the assigned cooking site must be cleaned. Teams are
responsible for cleanup of their own site. Teams are expected to collect and dispose of grill debris
including grease. Please ensure that grease and garbage are not left behind in cooking area. Each team
will be required to submit a deposit of $150.00 with their competitors application. This deposit will be
held by the Triple B Committee until the end of the competition, at which time a committee member
will inspect your cook station for cleanliness and return the deposit to the head cook.
The Following are grounds for disqualification:
1. Evidence of sculpting or marking an entry so as to identify it to judges or staff.
2. The presence of any item in an entry box other than sauced or un-sauced meat.
3. Failure to include eight separate and identifiable samples with each entry.
4. The presence of blood or any indication that an entry is not fully cooked.
5. Delivery of an entry after the turn in window.
6. Entry of any meat not properly inspected by a FPBS designated meat inspector.