Amateur Cooking Contest


THE ATOMIC YARDBIRDS & CRAZY MIKE'S HOT CHICKEN ARE 2013 HOT CHICKEN FESTIVAL AMATEUR COOKING COMPETITION CO-CHAMPS

For the first time in Festival history, we had a tie for first place in the Amateur Cooking Competition.  The Atomic Yardbirds & Crazy Mike's Hot Chicken and were awarded the championship by our judges panel of Lelan Statom, Meryll Rose, Mator Karl Dean,Stephen Francescon, JR Lind, and festival founder Bill Purcell.

Congratulations!!


Do you have what it takes to be king or queen of hot chicken?

Is your fiery flair for hot chicken more than fabulous? Here’s your chance to prove it by becoming one of six amateur contestants in the 8th annual Hot Chicken Festival Amateur Cooking Competition. There will be celebrity judges crowning the king and/or queen of hot chicken!

We are currently finalizing our celebrity judges for the 2014 competition. Below are the Celebrity Judges from past competitions:

• Mayor Karl Dean, City of Nashville
• Lorrie Morgan, Country Music Star
• John Dwyer, WKRN/News 2
• Scott Couch, WZTV/Fox 17
• Chris Ferrell, SouthComm CEO & former Metro Council member
• Meryll Rose, Talk of the Town/NewsChannel 5
• Lelan Statom, Talk of the Town/NewsChannel 5
• Howard Gentry, Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation/Former Nashville Vice Mayor

So, who will be the 2014 King/Queen of Hot Chicken??

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1, 2014.

What you’ll need to do –

Send an e-mail to info@hotchickenfestival.com with the following information:
• Contestant/Team Name
• Primary Contact*
• Street Address
• Telephone Number
• E-mail Address
• Tell us in two paragraphs why you should win the chance to show off your fiery fowl skills in the 2014 Amateur Hot Chicken Contest.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1, 2014.

Based on applicant creativity and fiery flare, the Hot Chicken Festival committee will choose six contestants to cook and serve three (3) plates of Hot Chicken to our expert judges!

Selected contestants will then check-in with Festival staff no later than Noon on July 4; cooking begins at 12:30pm. Contestants will furnish their own spices, serving dishes, cooking utensils, etc.

*All participants must be at least 18 years of age. All particpants must agree to to the use of your name/image for Festival promotional purposes.

Our end of the deal...

1. We’ll provide the chicken, electricity, water and home-style deep fryers the for competition.

2. The winner receives bragging rights for an entire year, a Hot Chicken Trophy and a brand-new deep fryer.

Remember! There’s only room for six amateur feisty Hot Chicken fellows in the fight to the finish, so don’t be a chicken -- get peckin’ on your application.

Contest Questions?
info@hotchickenfestival.com
• 615-219-9590

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 1, 2014.

PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 AMATEUR COOKING COMPETITION

























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