The spirit of the event is that you cook and prepare what you can carry in your Land Rover. We don’t want to kill creativity or fun by creating a huge list of rules. At the same time, we don’t want cheating or shortcutting of the cooking process.
Official Rules for 2023:
No store-bought already made items (example – Pillsbury dough, an angel food cake with canned strawberries, etc.) If it’s already made – you can’t use it. If you are not sure – ask. If you use pre-made items (Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream) for example, your team will be disqualified from ALL events.
No pre-prepared food (for example – meat marinated at home, or purchased, pre-chopped ingredients, anything made for the event at home or store-bought and brought to the event).
Support vehicles are not allowed to carry extra supplies, cookware, grills, etc.
If you tow a camper with your Land Rover you may use it during the Challenge.
You may not utilize a camper towed by a support vehicle.
No external power (generators or electric power). Vehicle-powered inverters are allowed.
We encourage you to purchase locally sourced ingredients wherever possible (please keep proof of purchase) as this will add to your overall score.
Portions should be prepared for 5 judges. Please prepare small bite-size portions. Remember they are sampling more than 50 entries (times THREE courses!).
Each course (app, main, dessert) will have a team of five judges. The judges will stick to a predetermined route through the campsite. Your arrivals package will contain a copy of the judge’s map. We hope this will instill order and allow for teams to observe the judges progress through the campsite and fire their dishes accordingly. Judges are limited to a 2-minute stay for each presentation. If your dish is not complete the judges will return for a second visit after a complete route through the campsite.
- Locally Sourced Ingredients (Please post your receipts in an easy to read location)
Prizes will be judged and awarded by select sponsors: