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Burning Man Chef?

Postby atomicray » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:46 am

In the style of mystery basket food competitions...Iron Chef, Top Chef, and Chopped...where the chefs/cooks are challenged to produce a series of plates/meals with limited time, resources, and products...make it a stage or tent event, maybe camps offering up their best in a food challenge.

Intended for fun and participation along with some casual competition, does this still fall within the event theme are is it one step too far?

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For example 3-5 cooks step up to face the mystery basket with a burner/grill, pan/pot, chef knife, big spoon, and the clock.

A panel of 3-5 tasters/judges taste, comment, and rate the dishes.

The nightly winner takes home eternal personal and camp glory as well as a Burning Man Chef trophy.

Does this already take place? Am I way off base?

I see this as fun and entertainment, but it could just be me.

Thanks for any input.

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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby atomicray » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:27 pm

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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby Bob » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:06 pm

Iron Bartender was done back in 1998.
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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby atomicray » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:21 pm

I guess it was quite popular :roll:

Ah well, I suspect I would be too busy for a nightly event...maybe just one challenge...we shall see.

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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby Drawingablank » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:43 pm

This sounds like fun and I am a damn good cook, but planning something like this on playa time seems like the impossible dream.

I had all sorts of great plans for my first burn, but like battle plans - playa plans don't seem to survive much past the greeters station especially for first timers.

Atomicray, iirc this will be your first burn so I suggest you not plan for anything so involved your first burn.

But don't let that deter you if you really want to see this through - there are as many way to burn as there are burners. For me anything so structured was not meant to be on my first burn, but that doesn't mean you couldn't do better.
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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby atomicray » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:54 pm

I suspect that you and many others are correct.

A first time trip should not be as planned as I intend, but indeed everyone burns a bit differently.

I may be many things, but I am not like many other people to be sure.

For me, over prepared is far more preferable to under prepared.

A single cooking challenge would be fun...a nightly one may become more like work lol.

It could be fun, but it is not on my top 10 things to do list...maybe number 12 :)

Thanks for the suggestion and understanding my POV.

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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby BBadger » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:24 pm

Gotta have an awesome Chairman if you're going to have BMC.
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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby atomicray » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:26 pm

Thinking about inviting William Shatner...about as perfect as I can think of

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Re: Burning Man Chef?

Postby Mojojita » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:51 pm

it might be too easy to win.....just add bacon.
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