All entries will be judged by the following criteria:
  • EXECUTION — clean and presentable uniforms including hard-soled shoes, hats, aprons, and safe food handling practices
  • TEAMWORK — evenly distributed workload, team cohesiveness, and 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