Southern Cast Iron magazine is having its inaugural cast iron cookoff event in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 1 and 2, 2019. The affair promises to be a fantastic time for contestants and spectators alike. And…I’ve got a discount code for registrants!
On Friday, there will be a cast-iron expo and farmer’s market from 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday is the main event. Teams of amateur cooks will
After all of the excitement of the cook-off and awards, country music artist Craig Morgan will perform.
You can see the full schedule for the event here.
Here’s a little overview of the event for competitors, from the Southern Cast Iron site:
At-home chefs are invited to preregister in their choice of four categories and prepare original dishes on-site in cast iron for judging. A panel of food-loving judges from across the country will select the top three dishes for each category – Meat & Game, Seafood, Sweet & Savory Baking, and Vegetables & Sides.
I make some mean cast-iron casseroles (I was born and raised in Minnesota – hotdish heaven!) in my Griswold cast iron chicken pan; I wonder what category that would fall under. Where does Minnesota-style “goulash hot dish” fit in?
Team registration guidelines are here. While teams ordinarily have a $250 registration fee, readers of vintagecastironllc.com may use the code CASTIRONCOOK15 to receive a $100 discount on registration. Registration includes tickets to the welcome reception, a 10’ x 20’ outdoor cook-off space with a lighted 10’ x 10’ tent, 6’ table, branded team name sign, reserved parking, power plug, and water access. Teams may register here.
I have a conflict and am so sad that I can’t make this event. If you can’t make it, you can follow along with the event on Southern Cast Iron’s social media.1 There are some fantastic cast-iron chefs and cooks, and I would love to root for them as they compete in Lake Charles. Good luck to all!
- You can find the links to Southern Cast Iron’s social media channels in the top bar of their front page, here.