Baconfest Cook-Offs with Emcee Guy Fieri

Professional Chef Cook-Off

The winner of the Baconfest Professional Cooking Contest will receive a trophy, photo with Guy Fieri and prize package trip to Napa including guest accommodations at the Villagio Inn and Spa in Yountville and Dinner for two at the world famous French Laundry restaurant.

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Baconfest Professional Cook-Off Contest Rules

Online Deadline for Recipe Submissions: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5pm PST

Purpose of Competition:

  • Live competitions will be held June 19, 2016 at Baconfest on Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, California. Competitions are designed to encourage chefs to be creative and create a special dish with Festival Flare using Bacon as the star ingredient.
    Rules for Recipe Submission:
  • Only Professional Chefs, or people who make a living in the food service industry, are invited to participate in this June 19th culinary competition by submitting original recipes featuring Bacon. Amateur chefs will have their own competition on Saturday June 18th. At the event, only Sunny Valley Smoked Meats bacon will be served.
  • Recipes can be for any category (i.e. – main course, appetizer, lunch, dinner, side, dessert etc.) but must have a “Festival” flare. Eligible individuals may enter more than one recipe, but must submit each entry separately with individual entry forms.
  • All recipes must follow the Baconfest’s Official Recipe Entry Format using the online form found at www.baconfest.com and must be submitted on or before Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5pm PST.
  • Recipe submissions must include: a completed entry form, ingredient list, step-by-step preparation instructions, including temperatures and timing and include a color photo of the completed dish. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified. On May 15, 2016, 8 finalists will be chosen for the live final competition based on their recipes.

On Site Contest Format:

  • All 8 finalists will be invited to attend a VIP event, at Baconfest June 18th -19th with guest emcee, Guy Fieri, host of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.
  • Finalists will not cook their recipes at the contest. Instead, they will participate in a live cook-off competition using a “Mystery Basket” format. All ingredients in the Mystery Basket will be provided for the contestant. On stage the contestant will need to create a dish using the ingredients in the basket.
  • The contest will be held on Sunday, June 19th at the Baconfest.
  • The Quarterfinals will include the 8 finalists of which 4 will be chosen to go onto the Semi Finals.
  • The 4 Semi Finalists will go on stage with Guy Fieri and a host of celebrity judges and 2 will be chosen to go to the final round.
  • Of the 2 Final contestants, 1 will be chosen as the winner of Baconfest’s Inaugural Bacon Cook-off.
  • The winner of the Professional Cooking Contest will receive a trophy, photo with Guy Fieri and prize package trip to Napa including guest accommodations at the Villagio Inn and Spa in Yountville and Dinner for two at the world famous French Laundry restaurant.
  • Dishes will be judged on: Creative Use of Bacon, Taste and Presentation. All judges’ decisions are final and at the sole discretion of Dell’Osso Family Farm and their affiliates.
  • Dell’Osso Family Farm and Sysco have unlimited rights in perpetuity to all submitted recipes and images. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of contestants.
  • Onsite competition format can be subject to change without notice.

Amateur Cook-Off

Enter individually or as a team of two for your chance to win $3,000 in cash!

We’re looking for Amateur Chefs who aspire to be television Chef Superstars. And we’re looking for the best bacon recipes on the planet. If you’re an amateur with skill and have a personality with pizzazz, show us what you’re working with in a video for your chance to join Guy Fieri, live on stage Saturday, June 18th at our Amateur Cooking Contest! The personality and festival flare you show making the recipe in your video is just as important as making magic with the bacon in your recipe! Enter as an individual or with someone else as a team of two (eg. Father/Son; Mother/Daughter, BFFs.) The Amateur Cook-Off Contest is Mystery Basket Style, so see the rules below.

Check back soon for dates and applications for Baconfest 2017

Baconfest Amateur Cook-Off Contest Rules

Online Deadline for Recipe Submission: Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5pm PST

Purpose of Competition:

    • To find the hidden chefs who can be good enough to be on stage with emcee Guy Fieri. You must be creative and nimble and able to cook under pressure. A cook-off contest will be held LIVE ON STAGE on June 18, 2016 at Baconfest on Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, CA. Bacon, of course, will be the star ingredient of your dish and your personality the star of your video!

Rules for Recipe Submission:

  • Amateur chefs, or people who do not make a living in the food service industry, are invited to participate individually or as a team of two in this June 18th culinary competition by submitting recipes and posting a link to a video of you preparing your bacon recipe. At the event, only Sunny Valley Smoked Meats bacon will be served.
  • Videos should feature yourself (and teammate if you have one) cooking a bacon dish. It need not be an original recipe. You will be judged on: creative use of bacon, taste and presentation. It is important that your video show us the pizzazz in your personality so we can see if you have what it takes to be live onstage with Guy Fieri.
  • Recipes can be for any category (i.e. – main course, appetizer, lunch, dinner, side, dessert etc.) but must have a “Festival” flare. Eligible individuals may enter more than one recipe, but must submit each entry separately with individual entry forms.
  • Videos and recipes must follow the Baconfest’s Official Entry Format using the online form found at http://baconfest.com/cooking-contest/ and must be submitted on or before Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5pm PST.
  • On May 15, 2016, 8 finalists will be chosen for the live final competition based on their recipes and their on-camera personality preparing them as shown in their video.

On Site Contest Format:

  • All 8 finalists will be invited to attend a VIP event, at Baconfest June 18th -19th with guest emcee, Guy Fieri, host of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.
  • Finalists will not cook their recipes at the contest. Instead, they will participate in a live cook-off competition using a “Mystery Basket” format. All ingredients in the Mystery Basket will be provided for the contestants. On stage the contestant(s) will need to create a dish using the ingredients in the basket.
  • The contest will be held on Saturday, June 18th at Baconfest.The Quarterfinals will include the 8 finalists of which 4 will be chosen to go onto the Semi Finals.The 4 Semi Finalists will go on stage with Guy Fieri and a host of celebrity judges and 2 will be chosen to go to the final round.Of the 2 Final contestants, 1 contestant or winning team will be chosen as the winner of Baconfest’s Inaugural Amateur Bacon Cook-off.
  • The winner(s) will receive a trophy and $3,000.
  • All judges’ decisions are final and at the sole discretion of Dell’Osso Family Farm and their affiliates.
  • Dell’Osso Family Farm has unlimited rights in perpetuity to all submitted recipes and images. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of contestants.
  • Onsite competition format can be subject to change without notice.