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:
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