DUTCH OVEN COMPETITION MORMON FORT – March 2022

DUTCH OVEN COOKING COOK-OFF
March 26, 2022
Old Mormon Fort
Las Vegas, Nevada

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
State Historic Park
Dutch Oven Cook-Off Rules
Saturday, March 26, 2022
ELIGIBILITY:   The contest is open to individuals or group cook/teams.  Anyone under the age of 16 entering individually must have a parent or guardian’s signature.
ENTRY FEE:  $5 per team, cash only.  Fee waived with pre-registration. Participants are allowed unlimited dishes.  The entry fee will be used to help fund future cook-offs, demonstrations, and other interpretive park programs. Participants have until the start of the competition to enter.
PROCEDURE:  Entries fall under one of the three categories:
” Main Course
” Side Dish
” Dessert
Entrants are responsible for providing all food items and supplies required for preparation of the entry.  Entrants are also responsible for cleanup of their immediate area after cooking.  Charcoal will not be provided. Participants may set up their own hot water stations if desired.

All individuals and teams participating will be required to display a sign (no larger than 8-1/2″ by 11″) that states the name of their dish.  If the dish is especially spicy or contains foods that many people are allergic to (such as peanuts) that information should also be included on the sign.

All cooking must be done in a Dutch oven and everything must be cooked on-site (i.e. no pre-cooked items or ingredients may be used).  Participants are responsible for keeping refrigerated items cool prior to serving or mixing into the recipe.

For public health reasons, pets will not be allowed in the cooking area during the cook-off.  Only those involved in preparing dishes will be allowed in the cooking area.  Participants must follow proper sanitary procedures when handling food and cleaning cutting boards, mixing bowls, and any other utensils used during the preparation of the dish.  Tasting of dishes (for adjusting of seasonings) should be done only with a disposable spoon.

SCHEDULE: The event schedule will be as follows:
8:00am: Park opens, participants may enter and begin setting up.
12:30pm: Tasting and voting begins
1:00 – 1:30pm: Winners will be announced
4:30pm: Park closes.

AWARDS PROCESS: Awards will be given to the top three dishes in each of the three categories.  Award winners will be decided by a panel of three judges. Each category will also have a popular vote winner. Event attendees will have one vote to cast per dish category.

While this is a competition, everyone’s goal should be to have fun and learn some new recipes and techniques!

Contact the Old Mormon Fort for entry form(s).

Completed Entry forms can be submitted one of three ways:
Email:
cfehner@parks.nv.gov
Mail:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
500 E Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101

In Person at:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park
500 E Washington Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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NEW DUTCH OVEN COOKING CLASS February 2022

February 19, 2022
Old Las Vegas Fort

500 East Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Reserve your own spot in the up coming class.   Or contact the Old Mormon Fort if you have questions.  Sign up is open for the next scheduled Dutch Oven cooking class is scheduled for
February 19, 2022.

You can sign up now through the Eventbrite Website, the Friends of the Fort uses to collect payment and reserve your spot.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-oven-cooking-class-tickets-210871581577

The class can prepare you to enter the Dutch Oven Cooking Competition at the Old Fort, hosted by Nevada State Parks on Saturday, March 26th, 2022. For more information on the competition, please email Carson at:

cfehner@parks.nv.gov

The Old Fort is located at 500 E. Washington Ave, in Las Vegas, NV

Article submitted by: Ruth Rauma, Friends of the Fort

 

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DUTCH OVEN COOKING CLASS November 2021

Dutch Oven Cooking Class at the Old Mormon Fort
Nevada State Park – Las Vegas, Nevada

On a beautiful fall day in November 2021, at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, the air smelled wonderful.  Of freshly baked bread, chili, pineapple cake, and cinnamon rolls.  Just a few of the Dutch Oven dishes being prepared at the Dutch Oven Cooking Class.  Presented by Russ and Susan Richins.

Russ and Susan Richins are owners of Rocking RR Chuck-wagon.

Friends of the Fort, a non-profit, is a group that supports the Old Mormon Fort The Fort is a Nevada State Park, located in Las Vegas.  Friends of the Fort hosted their first Dutch Oven Cooking class.

14 fortunate students got hands on coaching and experience, learning everything about Dutch Ovens and how to master the art of cooking in them.

Susan and Russ traveled from Phoenix, AZ, to present this full-day class. They have been cooking in Dutch Ovens for about 57 years and have been teaching classes for 20 years. Susan and Russ have participated in Dutch Oven competitions throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, and won an Arizona State Championship.

The class was a full-day.  Students learn how to select Dutch Ovens, how to care for them, and how to cook and bake in them.  Along with how to regulate the heat, and various cooking methods.

Each student made a yeast and sourdough bread from scratch.  A main dish.  Also a  side dish or dessert.  Susan and Russ provided all of the cooking equipment and all of the ingredients for the recipes.  After the class, there was a pot luck for everyone to share and enjoy the dishes that were prepared.

We received much positive feedback about this class.  It was a great introduction to cast iron cooking for those with no experience.  It was also well  received by those that wanted to hone their skills.

Reserve your own spot in the up coming class, or come out to observe.  Watch for detailed info we will post in support.  Or contact the Old Mormon Fort.  The next scheduled cooking class is scheduled for February 2022.

You can also sign up now through the Eventbrite Website the Friends of the Fort uses to collecting payment.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dutch-oven-cooking-class-tickets-210871581577

The class can prepare you to enter the Dutch Oven Cooking Competition at the Old Fort, hosted by Nevada State Parks on Saturday, March 26th. For more information on the competition, please email Carson at

cfehner@parks.nv.gov

The Old Fort is located at 500 E. Washington Ave, in Las Vegas, NV

Article submitted by: Ruth Rauma, Friends of the Fort

 

 

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CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK 2020 Dutch Oven Cook-off (Canceled)

This did not come as any surprise.

The Nevada State Parks “Cathedral Gorge Annual Dutch Oven Cook-off 2020” is canceled due to Covid.

This event is always held in September.  Those that have it on your schedule for 2020 need to remove it.  We just received  official confirmation back from a  Cathedral Gorge State Park spokesperson this morning.

We will be updating our various social media locations and websites.  Please spread the word to others you know may have had plans to attend, and not see this changes.

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OLD MORMON FORT Dutch Oven Cook-Off 2020

Las Vegas Nevada

March 28th, 2020

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

State Historic Park

Dutch Oven Cook-Off Rules

Saturday, March 28, 2020

ELIGIBILITY:   The contest is open to individuals or group cook/teams.  Anyone under the age of 16 entering individually must have a parent or guardian’s signature. 

ENTRY FEE:  $5 per team, cash only.  Fee waived with pre-registration. Participants are allowed unlimited dishes.  The entry fee will be used to help fund future cook-offs, demonstrations, and other interpretive park programs. Participants have until the start of the competition to enter.

PROCEDURE:  Entries fall under one of the three categories:

  • Main Course
  • Side Dish
  • Dessert

Entrants are responsible for providing all food items and supplies required for preparation of the entry.  Entrants are also responsible for cleanup of their immediate area after cooking.  Charcoal will not be provided. Participants may set up their own hot water stations if desired.

 All individuals and teams participating will be required to display a sign (no larger than 8-1/2” by 11”) that states the name of their dish.  If the dish is especially spicy or contains foods that many people are allergic to (such as peanuts) that information should also be included on the sign. 

All cooking must be done in a Dutch oven and everything must be cooked on-site (i.e. no pre-cooked items or ingredients may be used).  Participants are responsible for keeping refrigerated items cool prior to serving or mixing into the recipe. 

For public health reasons, pets will not be allowed in the cooking area during the cook-off.  Only those involved in preparing dishes will be allowed in the cooking area.  Participants must follow proper sanitary procedures when handling food and cleaning cutting boards, mixing bowls, and any other utensils used during the preparation of the dish.  Tasting of dishes (for adjusting of seasonings) should be done only with a disposable spoon.

SCHEDULE:   The event schedule will be as follows:

8:00am: Park opens, participants may enter and begin setting up.

12:30pm: Tasting and voting begins

1:00 – 1:30pm: Winners will be announced

4:30pm: Park closes.

AWARDS PROCESS: Awards will be given to the top three dishes in each of the three categories.  Award winners will be decided by a panel of three judges. Each category will also have a popular vote winner. Event attendees will have one vote to cast per dish category. 

While this is a competition, everyone’s goal should be to have fun and learn some new recipes and techniques!

Contact us using one of the following, to obtain an Entry Form. Entry forms may be submitted one of three ways:

Email: 

cfehner@parks.nv.gov

OldFort@parks.nv.vom

Mail:

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

500 E Washington Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89101

In Person at:

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

500 E Washington Ave

Las Vegas, NV 89101



Website  Old  Las Vegas Mormon Fort

 

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Dutch Oven Cook-Off Mormon Fort 2020

Calling all Cooks, eaters, and spectators to visit the Mormon Fort.

If you are a Las Vegas visitor. Or new to the area. Many never realize this State Park is in the center of Las Vegas. There is a ton of frontier history to go along with this fun cooking and eating event.

This is a preliminary post so that you may mark your 2020 Calendars.

This State Park, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Has scheduled their 2020 Dutch Oven Cook-off for Saturday March, 28, 2020.

Check back often for additional detail.

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