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Cookoffs are a great way for business to get low cost advertising in front of potential customers as well as a great team building opportunity that is fun and delicious!  The entry fee per team is just $250.  As of now, we have established the following guidelines:

  • Teams must consist of at least 2 members but no more than 10 members.

  • Team entry fee includes 10 tickets.

  • The minimum age for a team member is 10.

  • Teams can consist of but are not limited to businesses, restaurants, caterers, schools, churches, social societies, fraternal organizations, municipalities, and other informally formed teams.

  • Macaroni noodles or preferred pasta can be boiled prior to the event.

  • All other food prep, assembly, and cooking must be done at the event site on the day of the event.

  • Cooking methods are provided by and at choice of each team. (i.e. griddle, grill, burner, and generators can be used.

  • 10' tent, 8' table, 4 ounce serving cups, napkins, spoons, and forks will be provided by Mac Down.

  • Day of event details and schedule can be found here.

  • All judging is done through blind entries.

Award categories include:

Overall judge's vote

Overall people's choice

Overall kids team (ages 10-18) people's choice

Best classic - Cheeses only

Best veggie

Best vegan

Best meat - Chicken, beef, pork

Best seafood

Best other - This includes macs with ingredients such as Fritos, Cheetos, cornbread, cornflakes, crackers, special sauces, etc. that do not also include veggies, meat, seafood from other main categories

Email with questions.

Team Planning

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