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MCCC Instructions & Schedule - 2017

Event Location: The Watermark
209 S. Center Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Event Times:

Physical Entry Delivery 12 Noon - 1:00 PM

All entries must be processed, labeled and put in the competition’s refrigeration area between Noon and 1:00 PM on the afternoon of Saturday, December 2, 2017. Pre-judging final preparation time will be allowed for all entrants. Please Note: no entries will be accepted BEFORE Noon on 12/02/17

Judging: Best New Cream Cheese Recipe Contest Begins at 1:00 PM

Judging: Greatest Cream Cheese Dip Contest Begins at 2:00 PM

Judging: Ultimate Cheese Cake Contest Begins at 3:00 PM

Award Presentations Begins at 5:00 PM

Please note that the program schedule for the Midwest Cream Cheese Competition is subject to change.

Product Preparation Requirements / Facilities Available:

All entries must be fully prepared (or as close as possible) at the time of physical delivery to the competition. Any final preparations of recipes are the responsibility of the entrant, including bringing their own bowls, mixing equipment, utensils and ingredients. There will be a MCCC Food Prep area where tables, water and electricity will be available. Microwaves will be available for heating/reheating items, but no ovens or other baking facilities will be available. Electricity will be available on a limited basis for entrants that bring their own heating equipment, such as crock pots, electric heating plates or electric roasting ovens (i.e. Nesco), for items that must be served hot. Refrigeration will be provided on site for all entries.

Awards:

The actual prize money awards for the 9 winners will not be available the day of the event, but will be mailed to the winners in the amounts guaranteed: $200.00 - 1st Place Winners $100.00 - 2nd Place Winners $50.00 - 3rd Place Winners. Certificates for all prizes will be provided the day of the event at the Awards Presentations.

Clean Up:

All entrants are encouraged to claim their plates, platters or serving dishes used for the presentation of their recipes immediately after the last contest judging. Likewise, all bowls, mixing equipment, utensils and other ingredients brought by entrants should be removed from the preparation area at the Watermark Center by 5:30 PM. The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for items abandoned by contestants participating in the Midwest Cream Cheese Competition.