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Bubba Gup
04-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Doing my 3rd ever comp in May and this one has a Chef's Choice contest Friday night. What kinds of entries do well? Not looking for specific recipes, just general ideas.

04-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Seafood and desserts seem to work wonderful.


Bubba Gup
04-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Oddly enough, there's a seafood category Friday night too. They provide 2 lbs of seafood (TBD) and you do your best with it. Is it generally "non-meat" entries?

04-10-2012, 07:31 PM
If Chef's Choice is unlimited - do dessert - even if there is a separate dessert event. If it has to be savory, do some kind of beef.

04-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Grilled Flatbread Pizza. Everybody loves a good pizza.

04-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Filet Minon, Shrimp, Lobster...

04-11-2012, 12:50 AM
buy the book "wicked good barbecue", it will blow your mind with ideas for chef's choice!

honestly the possibilities are endless but i have to echo the dessert suggestion.

04-11-2012, 04:58 AM
Cheesecake always wins

04-11-2012, 07:08 AM
butterfinger cake

04-11-2012, 09:30 AM
We typically go the rich and sinful route...Dessert! Even better if it's got chocolate in it. Especially if it is an ancillary category on the 2nd day of competing. By that time, the judges are "meated out".