from another cook team.... from words from buyers at a comp.
when you vend, they, the public, expect it to be what you are turning in for comps.....
I was truly disappointed the first time I went as a spectator to a competition and my wife and myself bought some food.... expecting top quality and got the bottom of the barrel. The meat was tasteless, nothing on it, just cooked.... my work boots were more tender than the brisket, and my wife said the pork was full of fat. And this was all bought from a top name competitor several years ago.... and the people were lined up getting food.
So, my advice is to make sure if you do vend, vend what you would turn in, and you should get great reviews from the public and the word will spread and you will be BUSY..... just my $0.02 worth.
Smoke-N-My-I's Competition BBQ Team
2 Chargriller SuperPros with SFB's(retired)
2 UGLY drum smokers
Weber 22 1/2" & 18 1/2" Kettle
Super fast RED Thermapen
Screaming fast ORANGE Thermapen
KCBS Certified Table Captain
KCBS Certified Judge