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There are two very delicious food holidays coming up that we wanted to share with you all because cheese and guac deserve to be celebrated! Guacamole Day is on September 16th and Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th. Happy cooking EGGheads! It's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Just got invited to cook at an Eggfest!!

DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Got a phone call while I was playing golf today.  Didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer.  It was the BGE dealer in Lexington, KY inviting me to cook at an Eggfest on August 18th.

I'm sure some of you have done this.  How does it work?  Do they tell you what to cook?

 I'm supposed to call them back tomorrow and I need some advice and insight about how these cooks work.

TIA

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  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 359
    Congrats, and have fun!
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • I bought my egg in Frankfort, had no idea they were having another fest down there.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I bought my egg in Frankfort, had no idea they were having another fest down there.
    @LizzieSamps   Neither did I.  The demo XL I posted about last night is coming from the Frankfort dealer, Wilson Nurseries.  This Eggfest is at Housewarmings in Lex.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,565
    edited August 2012
    Of the 3 different Eggfest locations that I've attended or cooked at, the choice of what to cook is up to you. Typically you provide the food to be cooked/served and the dealer provides plates, napkins, plastic ware, drinks, possibly disposable gloves, and most importantly a demo Egg for you to cook on. Usually the cook does not pay to attend and can usually bring an assistant to a few assistants who also attend at no cost. Some fests have "Peoples Choice" events where the attendees give votes to their favorite cooks & prizes are awarded to those garnering the most votes. I'd recommend asking the dealer for any expectations/suggestions on an amount of food to serve and another details he can provide like expected # of attendees & cooks. I don't see much info on their website. Oh yeah, typically you bring your own cooking utensils, plate setter/rig/swing grate if needed.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,721
    Typically, you'll cook whatever you want. What I saw when I cooked at the Salado Eggfest that most show off what the egg can do that's not traditional BBQ. Many baked desserts, the chap in a kilt next to me was shucking and grilling oysters. The 20 year old GQ model a few spots down was woking like his life depended on it. Then there was this one lad dressed in a mickey mouse suit that was making dessert quesadillas.

    Make enough to feed peeps about 25-50 bite size servings. Don't cook all day cause you will learn a ton at a fest.
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  • The people at Wilsons are great! I might need to google to see how far Lexington is from me I could squeeze another fest in before October!
  • Typically, you'll cook whatever you want. What I saw when I cooked at the Salado Eggfest that most show off what the egg can do that's not traditional BBQ. Many baked desserts, the chap in a kilt next to me was shucking and grilling oysters. The 20 year old GQ model a few spots down was woking like his life depended on it. Then there was this one lad dressed in a mickey mouse suit that was making dessert quesadillas. Make enough to feed peeps about 25-50 bite size servings. Don't cook all day cause you will learn a ton at a fest.
    Thanks Cazzy. I'm actually 43 but i do look young for my age. I haven't actualy done any professional modeling but I like to stay in good shape :))

  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Thanks guys. I've only been to one and I just walked around and ate and talked to the cooks.  Going to give them a call and see about it tomorrow.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,565
    Typically, you'll cook whatever you want. What I saw when I cooked at the Salado Eggfest that most show off what the egg can do that's not traditional BBQ. Many baked desserts, the chap in a kilt next to me was shucking and grilling oysters. The 20 year old GQ model a few spots down was woking like his life depended on it. Then there was this one lad dressed in a mickey mouse suit that was making dessert quesadillas. Make enough to feed peeps about 25-50 bite size servings. Don't cook all day cause you will learn a ton at a fest.
    Thanks Cazzy. I'm actually 43 but i do look young for my age. I haven't actualy done any professional modeling but I like to stay in good shape :))

    Thanks for clarifying that Cen-Tex as I thought maybe he was referring to Mickey as the GQ model. :D
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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