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Seafood Cooking Contest


We are searching for professional, amateur, caterer, or at home cooks with a passion for cooking to join our festival for a good ol’ friendly competition!

This year we are creating a competition involving a few lucky chefs and plenty of delicious food.

If interested in becoming a Competitor or a Judge, please fill out the Application below and return to the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival, 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 by July 21, 2017 or email us chefstentsfsf@gmail.com !


Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

2017 Seafood Cooking Contest



Rules and Regulations:


Competitors (Only 6 Will Be Chosen)


  • During the competition there will be 3 rounds. All rounds are under a time limit.
    1. Round 1: All competitors: create your own appetizer based on the seafood item provided
    2. Round 2: All competitors: create your own entrée based on the seafood item provided
    3. Round 3: Remaining competitors: Create dish from ingredients given to you. 
    4. Round 4: The final two competitors:  Create your own pre-provided recipe. 


  • All of the ingredients for the competition will be provided. If chosen for the competition: you will be required to provide the recipe that you will cook/use in the final round; so that we have all of your required ingredients available.


  • All rounds will be judged on: appearance/presentation, taste and creativity.


  • Competitors are asked to either wear a chef’s coat or an apron over resort casual attire with closed toe shoes. Please bring a second coat/apron for post contest photos. Photos will be used for promotion of this and future SFSF events. 


  • The panel of Judges will be made up of local residents and valued members of the community; the names of these judge will not be known to the competitors until the day of competition so that they are not able to be swayed in any such of way.


  • Application and recipe, whether emailed, mailed or hand delivered, are due to 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry NC 28460 (SFCC office), no later than July 21, 2017.

The SFCC office is open from 9am-12pm Monday-Friday

Competitors Application

Judges Application

You Will Be Notified By July 28, 2017 If You Have OR Have Not Been Chosen To Participate, Thank You.


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