Originally Posted by Svenmac
The best thing Kcbs could ever do is have all judges shadow a team and see how much $$$$ and time the cooks put into a contest.
This sentiment has been going around for as long as I can remember, and frankly it doesn't hold any water. What goes into preparing an entry is completely irrelevant to the judging processs. An entry is to be scored for how it performs in the three judging criteria, period.
It matters not if an entry took 100 years and a 100 billion dollars, or ten minutes and ten cents to get to the judges. Only Appearance, Taste and Texture matter by KCBS rules.