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#1 Thomas Kirk

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:47 PM

first time competing looking for any advice for newby. my wife and i are considering not only doing competition but also looking to sell food at event, the menu i would sell would be kids meal (hot dogs) tri-tip sandwiches etc. on a side note read in info no beverages were thinking they mean no alcoholic beverages but not sure. thanks Tom

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

tom welcome to the site what comp.. are you looking to try first ?

#3 Thomas Kirk

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:13 PM

we are entering in the morgan hill no bull

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:29 PM

food you can sell but not drinks I be-leave and have read in the rules we will be there come by friday and say hi .. we will be happy to have a coke/ beer and chat as for food make sure you have lots of it lol last yr was crazy and we all ran out very quick into the day after the comp. turn ins but most of all fallow the rules rule 1 have fun rule 2 if you and checking rule 1 and fallowing it the comp.. will be just that fun ... rule 3 of the pc at no bull states food ok no drinks lol

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:58 AM

Tom, welcome to the group. We will also be at the No Bull comp. As will every last team in No. Calif. I have only done one KCBS comp but will be happy to share anything I know with you. Please ask a specific question here or drop a PM.

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#6 Thomas Kirk

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:41 AM

View Postscott bertken, on 09 March 2011 - 09:29 PM, said:

food you can sell but not drinks I be-leave and have read in the rules we will be there come by friday and say hi .. we will be happy to have a coke/ beer and chat as for food make sure you have lots of it lol last yr was crazy and we all ran out very quick into the day after the comp. turn ins but most of all fallow the rules rule 1 have fun rule 2 if you and checking rule 1 and fallowing it the comp.. will be just that fun ... rule 3 of the pc at no bull states food ok no drinks lol
sounds like a plan, how much food do you recommend bringing for the event

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

View PostHumdinger, on 10 March 2011 - 11:41 AM, said:

sounds like a plan, how much food do you recommend bringing for the event

Lots!!!

Last year you could have sold the fat off of your cutting board.

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Edited by Ric Gilbert, 10 March 2011 - 03:02 PM.


#8 Thomas Kirk

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

View PostRic Gilbert, on 10 March 2011 - 03:01 PM, said:

Lots!!!

Last year you could have sold the fat off of your cutting board.

ric
would you be willing to chat with me on the phone.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:15 PM

View PostHumdinger, on 10 March 2011 - 04:35 PM, said:

would you be willing to chat with me on the phone.
what samples seemed to be the most popular last year.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:12 PM

Here's some good info for you: http://www.mhnobullb...les-Choice.html

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

ok we sold are extra 4 meats for the comp.... also sold rib tip chilli we sold abts = peppers stuffed with stuff lol we sold smoked wild hog links and we ran out of food in about 2 hrs and we could have sold for 3 more hrs just sayin we sold about 1000 samples it was alot of work but very fun :sorcerer:

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Well gang I have been notified that I'm being furloughed at work so I wont be entering in this year, will try to come out and chat with you about competing.
thanks humdinger

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:19 AM

View PostHumdinger, on 16 March 2011 - 03:52 PM, said:

Well gang I have been notified that I'm being furloughed at work so I wont be entering in this year, will try to come out and chat with you about competing.
thanks humdinger

Humdinger, sorry to hear about your loss. Hope the job search is short and productive. My suggestion would be to get certified as a CBJ and attend as many comps as you can. You will learn a lot. The other is to volunteer your time and hands to as many teams in your area. You might just find one that needs help and your costs will be minimal.

Good Luck, if not for luck, many of us would be in the same boat.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

If your new to competing may I suggest judging a few events first? It will give you first hand knowledge of what judges are looking for and you can see what other teams are turning in. I've judge a few comps and it's a big difference between the winning teams box and beginners box.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

And even if you don't have time to become a CBJ, you can still volunteer in the judging tent to help post scores, receive the judged boxes for cleanup, or any other assistance that may be needed. You'd still get to see and hear a lot of good information.




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