The following honors will be given in the Morning and Afternoon Award Ceremonies for each age category:
This award goes to the team that best incorporates color, texture, and taste for a true crowd-pleaser.
This award goes to the team that best highlights Vermont foods.
Mise en Place ("everything in its place")
This award goes to the team that shows exemplary teamwork, order, and professionalism.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate teams:
Execution: Clean & presentable uniforms including hard-soled shoes, hats & aprons and safe food handling practices
Teamwork: Evenly distributed workload; team cohesiveness & communication
Taste: A subjective category based on judge’s expertise
Creativity: Ingenuity of the ingredients used; creative use of ingredients
Local: Recipe highlights local, seasonal products (only for the Lively Local Award)
Compliance: Meets all Jr Iron Chef VT Guidelines and Rules