Maui Fair Pie Contest

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OPEN Category

Registration & Information:

  1. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
  2. Contestants will NOT be professional cooks or chefs
  3. All entries are welcomed.
  4. All entries will be prepared off-site.
  5. A minimum of (1) Pie shall be prepared for judging.
  6. Contestants shall provide their own displays, utensils, food containers, etc., for use at the fairgrounds.
  7. Host will provide judging table for pies to be displayed.
  8. Host will provide sampling bowls, utensils and paper goods to contestants for judge sampling.
  9. Event begins at 4:00 p.m., judging for “OPEN” category will commence at 4:00 p.m., and conclude with awards approximately at 5:00 p.m.
  10. Contestants will provide approximately 1 pie for the judges panel.

 

Judging criteria:

  • Taste – the taste should consist of the combination of any ingredients. Does it make you want more?
  • Consistency – Pie must have a good ratio between crust and filling. It should not be dry, watery, grainy, lumpy or greasy.
  • Looks – does it look appetizing?
  • Color – does it look appetizing?
  • Taste – mouthwatering?
  • A single grand prize of an overnight stay on Maui and $250 in cash.
  • At no time shall “Open Category” entries be made available for consumption to the general public.

Chef Category

  • All recipes are welcomed.
  • Entries shall be approximately 9″. ( Allow sampling to the general public for voting)
  • Each Chef must submit 2 pies.
  • Pies may be prepared ahead of time off-site, at respective certified kitchens.
  • Contestants will provide their own utensils, cooking element, etc.
  • Host will provide sampling containers and utensils to chef contestants.
  • Event is Saturday, September 26 starting at 3:00 p.m. Contestants will bring their entries to the Entertainment tent at 2:30pm.
  • Chefs will make available samples to the general public. The general public will have a  voting ballot for “People’s Choice” award.
  • “People’s Choice” award of $150.00 will be awarded to the chef that receives the most votes by the general public.

Judging Criteria

  • Taste – the taste should be consist of the combination of the meat, pepper, spices, etc. with no particular ingredient being dominant, but rather a blend of the flavors. Does it make you want more?
  • Consistency – chili must have a good ratio between sauce and meat. It should not be dry, watery, grainy, lumpy or greasy.
  • Aroma – does it smell appetizing?
  • Color – does it look appetizing?
  • Bite – how does the heat of the peppers and spices compliment the dish?