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					                      26th Annual Houston Farm & Ranch
                         Charity Wild Game Cook-Off
                               June 4 & 5, 2010




                           1 Abercrombie Drive, Houston, Texas 77084

                                             Benefiting the




                          The Houston Farm & Ranch & its charitable activities


RULES & REGULATIONS

INTRODUCTION
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     1. The 26 Annual Houston Farm & Ranch Charity Wild Game Cook-Off will be at the Houston
        Farm & Ranch Off Highway 6 North @ Patterson Rd. approximately 1.5 miles north of I-10, in
        Houston, Texas. Applications are available in the office of the Houston Farm & Ranch during
        normal business hours between 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday thru Friday or may be obtained
        by calling 713-463-6650 OR email chaillevoelkel@yahoo.com. OR robert.ater@sbcglobal.net
        The mailing address is as follows:
                                                 Wild Game Cook-off
                                            C/O Houston Farm & Ranch
                                               One Abercrombie Drive
                                                Houston, Texas 77084

     2. All spaces are located on the parking lot. Contestants must supply all needed equipment and
        supplies. The Cook-Off Management will provide space only.

     3. Team packet will consist of: Five (5) wrist bands for cook team and MUST be worn at all
        times. Included in this packet will be ten (10) admission tickets for team members and/or their
        guest good for either day. Also included will be one (1) Chief Cook’s parking pass, Fire
        Marshall Rules, information regarding the propane hours of inspection, silent and live auction
        times, copy of the rules and turn in times. Packets will be given out upon payment at the
        Chief Cook’s meeting on June 1, 2010 in McAnelly Hall.

     4. The Wild Game Cook-Off Committee, Houston Farm & Ranch and their representatives will
        not be responsible or liable for any theft or damage. The Cooking Teams will be held
        financially responsible for any damage to the asphalt parking lot in their team space.
     5. The Wild Game Cook-Off Chairman reserves the right to change, amend or make additional
        rules and/or regulations as situations warrant. All decisions of the Wild Game Cook-Off
        Chairman will be final.

     6. There is a $10.00 Admission Charge for adults, $5.00 for Children 12 and under, 3 and under
        free, for entry into the Wild Game Cook-Off. Reminder that if you leave the cook off after
        5:00PM Friday June 4, 2010 for any reason must have your wrist band on or have a
        admission ticket to enter or you will be charge $10.00.

     7. Silent & Live Auction will be Friday, June 4, 2010 on the Westside of the Arena starting at
        7:00pm.

ADMINISTRATION

     1. All entries must be at the Cook-Off site and paid in full by 5:00pm Friday June 4, 2010. The
        contest committee reserves the right to approve or reject any entry.

     2. Teams are allowed to move in early and set up Thursday, June 3, 2010 after 3:00pm. Teams
        that move in on Thursday will NOT be allowed to stay the night and all personnel will be
        asked to leave the property by 8:00pm so the front access gates can be secured. There will
        be no exceptions to persons attempting to stay on the property Thursday evening. No
        contestants will be allowed into the area prior to 8:00am on Friday, June 4, 2010. All aisles
        must be cleared of vehicular traffic by 5:30pm on Friday, June 4, 2010.

     3. The Cook-Off will be over Saturday June 5, 2010 after the judging finals and awards. Teams
        may tear down, but NO TEAM will be allowed to leave until Sunday, June 6, 2010 between
        6:00am and 12:00 PM (noon). You will NOT be allowed to move out Saturday night. THERE
        ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!

     4. It is the responsibility of each Cook-Off Team to keep their area clean and assist in garbage
        and grease disposal. TEAMS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRASH
        CANS/BARRELS/DRUMS. HOUSTON FARM & RANCH WILL PROVIDE LINERS ONLY!
        Teams must place bagged trash close to team area entrance for collection by garbage detail.
        Containers for hot ashes and/or coals will be on site and must be used. There will also be a
        container for grease disposal ONLY on site. FAILURE TO USE THESE RECEPTACLES
        PROPERLY OR TO KEEP YOUR AREA CLEAN MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION and
        a $50.00 fine.

     5. Each team will be allocated an approximate space of 40 ft. X 40 ft. Props, trailers, motor
        homes, vehicles, tents, coverings or any part of a contestant’s equipment may not exceed the
        boundaries of the assigned space. Each contestant is restricted to one motor home or RV in
        a space. TENTS CANNOT BE STAKED, MUST BE SECURED BY EITHER WATER
        BARRELS OR CONCRETE BLOCKS.

     6. Electricity (20AMP CIRCUIT ONLY) is available to each space for lighting only. No extra
        power is available. Generators will be permitted; however, they must be muffled and in
        excellent working condition. If a generator is not muffled or is leaking fuel, the team will be
        instructed to turn it off and not use it during the course of the Cook-Off. If these instructions
        are not followed, the team will be disqualified from the competition and will not be invited
        back to future Cook-Offs. Cook teams will have access to water.

     7. The Chief Cook will be held responsible for the conduct of their team and their guests. Under
        no circumstances are alcoholic beverages to be distributed to the general public by
        contestants. Beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be available to the public at the
        concession stand provided by the Houston Farm & Ranch. NOTE: STATE LAW REQUIRES
        THAT YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE TO CONSUME ALCOHOL. ANYONE
        VIOLATING THIS LAW WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES.
        Each team must keep their alcohol supply out of sight. No open display of large quantities will
        be allowed. Please be as discreet as possible. No glass (beer) containers will be allowed.
     8. ICE – 20 lbs bags will be available at $5.00 each. Ice sales will start at Noon on Friday, June
        4, 2010. No outside ice will be allowed in after 12:00 Noon, Friday, June 4, 2010. No
        commercial iceboxes are allowed on the team spaces.

     9. Special entertainment and scheduled times must be submitted in writing to the BBQ Cook-Off
        Chairman prior to the Cook-Off for approval. NO BANDS OR LOUD MUSIC WILL BE
        ALLOWED AFTER 12:00 MIDNIGHT EITHER NIGHT. All band equipment must be dollied
        in and dollied out after 5:00pm Friday, June 4, 2010. No exceptions.

     10. No pets or animals will be allowed in the contest or Cook-Off areas, except for Seeing Eye or
         Special Assistance Animals.

     11. For Safety reasons, golf carts (other than Committee Carts), bicycles, scooters, motorcycles,
         motorized carts (with the exception of motorized wheelchairs), skateboards, water balloons,
         water guns, sling shots, projectile launchers or small off-road vehicles, firearms, etc. will NOT
         be allowed in, due to risk of injury and liability issues.

     12. If you want to have a private party, your area will need to be totally enclosed by a fence or
         some type and security must be furnished. THE MUSIC LEVELS ARE TO BE MAINTAINED
         AT A REASONABLE VOLUME. ALL MUSIC IS TO BE SHUT OFF NOT LATER THAN
         12:00 MIDNIGHT FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS.

COOKING

     13. There will be a Chief Cooks meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00pm in the McAnelly
         Hall at the Houston Farm & Ranch. The Head Judge will instruct the teams on what is
         required for this competition. The team spaces will be assigned at this meeting.
         ONE CHIEF COOK – ONE PIT.

     14. There will also be a Chief Cook’s meeting on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 8:30am, in the Salt
         Grass Building. The turn-in containers will be handed out at this time

     15. Meat inspection will begin on Friday, June 4, 2010 at approximately 12pm and conclude at
         approximately 5:00 pm the same day. CONTEST MEATS MUST BE UNCOOKED AND MAY
         NOT BE SALTED, SEASONED OR MARINATED prior to the meat inspection. You may start
         cooking at any time after the BBQ Committee inspects meat.

     16. Cooking and Pit Fires must be wood or wood substance. All pits must be diapered or have a
         fire pan placed under the firebox.

MEAT SUBMITTALS

     17. Seafood - Seafood may be submitted for judging and must be inspected before cooking.
         Seafood is designated as any game regulated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife, any similar
         state agency, and/or any federal agency and to include bass, crappie or any fish taken off the
         coast of Texas, crawfish and/or shrimp may have seafood topping or dressing. ALL
         SEAFOOD MUST BE COOKED ON SITE.

     18. Wild Game – Wild Game must be submitted for judging and must be submitted and
         inspected before cooking. Wild Game is defined as any animal regulated by the Texas Parks
         and Wildlife, any similar state agency, and/or federal agency and to include white tail deer,
         mule deer, elk, dove, quail, duck, goose, alligator, antelope, javelina, squirrel, pheasant, Rio
         Grand turkey, eastern turkey, rabbit and/or hare. Wild Game must be harvested during a
         regulated hunting season. Wild Game may also include any wild game raised on any game
         management ranch in the State of Texas and can be any species of African Plains animal
         and/or such as axis or fallow deer. All Wild Game MUST BE COOKED ON SITE. NO
         SEAFOOD will be allowed in the Wild Game Category. Wild Game must be identified and will
         be explained at Chief Cook’s meeting.
       19. Any prepared meats, beans, snacks, etc., can be prepared and consumed by team members
           and their guests at any time and permitted to give away to the public on Saturday, June 5,
           2010. If providing food for the public, food must be served on its own table inside your space.
           Your space will be marked indicating there is food available for the public – Teams
           are not permitted to give alcohol out to the public. Houston Farm & Ranch will be selling beer,
           wine, water and soft drinks.

JUDGING

       20. Judging will be as follows:
              Friday     June 4, 2010
                       Jackpot Margarita   6:00pm
              Saturday, June 5, 2010 CHIEF COOK’S MEETING 8:30 am
              TURN-IN:
                        Open             11:00am
                        Seafood           1:00pm
                        Wild Game         3:00pm

       21. All cash awards will be presented on Saturday June 5, 2010 at approximately 5:00pm in front
           of the Salt Grass Building, weather permitting.

AWARDS

Seafood                First Place      $500+ Apron
                       Second Place     $300+ Apron
                       Third Place      $250
                       Fourth Place     $150
                       Fifth Place      $100
                       Sixth Place      $100
                       Seventh          $100
                       Eighth           $100
                       Ninth            $100
                       Tenth            $100

Wild-Game              First Place      $500+ Trophy & Apron
                       Second Place     $300+ Apron
                       Third Place      $250
                       Fourth Place     $150
                       Fifth Place      $100
                       Sixth Place      $100
                       Seventh          $100
                       Eighth           $100
                       Ninth            $100
                       Tenth            $100
                             st   nd    rd
Jackpot Margarita will pay 1 ,2 and 3 places.
                        st nd    rd
Jackpot Open will pay 1 ,2 and 3 places.


Best Booth                              $200 + Plaque
Best Hospitality                        $200 + Plaque

TOTAL OF CASH PRIZES                   $4000