The individual that made the comment is also a KCBS judge and also currently one of the top teams in the nation so he doesn't really have an axe to grind. I think he's just asking for the judge to make sure they remember they are their to focus on judging. In fact, he's offering judges plenty more if they come by his booth after judging as a thank you and for the judges safety.
How would you feel if your guests came to your house with a take home cooler but only ate a few nibbles during the meal you worked so hard to serve?
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