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2018 Kent District Library Rib Cook-Off

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Test your grilling skills against other rib aficionados at the Sunday, Aug. 5, KDL SuperPartyWonderDay. This cook-off event, which is in partnership with The Grilling Company in Belmont, Mich., will take place at The Meadows at Millennium Park.  

The deadline for entry is Friday, July 20.

General rules

  • All team members must be 18 years old and older. 
  • Teams can be one to four members total in size.
  • Any heat source is allowed.
  • Although not required, if you want to cook under a covered space, you must provide your own pop-up tent. The maximum size allowed is 10 x 10 feet.
  • Racks will be provided day of competition by KDL and The Grilling Company.
  • One rack will be presented for judges.
  • At least four racks will be presented for the People’s Choice Award.
  • Containers will be provided and must be used.
  • No par-broiling or frying in oil is permitted.
  • Any questions concerning the rib cook-off should be directed to the contest organizers, who will make all final decisions. These decisions will be based on what is best for the contest and the contestants.
  • Failure to comply with the rules is cause for disqualification.

Judging

Judges will rank ribs from 1-10 in the following categories:

  • Taste
  • Visual appearance (appearance does not include presentation)
  • Tenderness

Awards 

​Will be awarded for the Judges' Choice and People's Choice winners.

Schedule

Setup 10 AM to Noon
Grilling time Any time after approval from the organizers. Begin grilling by noon.  Rack of ribs presented to judges at 4 PM.
Judging 4 PM to 4:30 PM
People's Choice tasting and judging Begins at 4:15 PM, until samples last.
Award presentation 5:15 PM