THE CAST IRON BATTLE AT THE FORT
SATURDAY Oct. 29, 2022 | 11am-3:30 pm
Ft. Gaines: 51 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Tickets: Ft. Gaines Admission
Adults: $9 Kids (5-12): $5
Date: Sat. Oct. 29,2022 Time: 11am-3:30pm
A Grilling with Bama-Q Series Event &
WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLDEN TICKET QUALIFIER -
Produced by Alabama Coasting
& South Mobile County Tourism
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Set for October 29, this cooking competition is part of Alabama Coasting's Bama-Q Grilling Series. The Cast Iron Battle at the Fort will feature up to 30 top cook teams creating their best “surf & turf” dish using cast iron cookery. In addition to competing for cash, cool trophies and bragging rights, the winner will earn a Golden Ticket to the 2022 World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas. Additional programming includes a People’s Choice sampling contest, cooking demonstrations, a local vendors’ market, and historic culinary presentations.
Each competition is live-streamed and filmed for broadcast on our network of some 20 platforms which includes more than 2 million cable and satellite homes and approximately 50 million households. Our Bama-Q streaming programs average 300,000 viewers per month. (An important additional benefit of our streaming network, is the long “shelf life” of digital programming. Our Bama-Q Grilling series episodes will be accessible for viewing for years to come.) In addition to covering the competition, each episode highlights the venue and the locale. For this one, we’ll emphasize the natural beauty, island amenities, and laid-back culture of the Sunset Capital of Alabama.
$100 PER TEAM
Registration opens on May23rd through Event Brite
Limited to 30 teams
Prize purse – 1st $1000 - 2nd $500 - 3rd $250 - Peoples’ Choice $250
FOR THE COMPETITORS:
Each cook team must use cast iron cookery as their primary cooking vehicle. They may use the heat source of their preference.
Following WFC rules, turn in to the judges must include one fully composed dish and five sample portions and a brief description. This will be a blind judging with each entry scored on Execution, Appearance and Taste.
For the People’s Choice contest, each team must prepare and serve 100 samples of their best Seafood inspired dish. This can be prepared in advance or on-site.
Finally, a special cash drawing will be held at the end of the day sponsored by Bama-Q and Camp Chef. Any team that cooks with a Camp Chef cast iron skillet – and submits a photo will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 cash prize.
RULES OF THE ROAD:
This competition will take place within Fort Gaines and each cook team will be provided with a 10x15 space. However, no trailers are allowed – pop up tents only.
Each team may use the cooking method of their choice, however, if using live fire, a fire extinguisher must be on hand.
For the Surf and Turf competition, cast iron must be the principal cooking vehicle used.
People’s Choice seafood entries may be prepared in advance or on site. Cooks must ensure that proper storage and temperatures are maintained.
Each cook team will provide all the ingredients for their dishes, cooking equipment, presentation and judges sampling plates.
We will provide sampling plates/bowls, utensils, and napkins for the Peoples’ Choice contest.