Team Kookamonga Challenge
This is not for the faint at heart. Teams of two will race against the clock and other teams’ stomachs to finish of the most Kookamonga Burger in the quickest time. A Kookamonga Burger is giant cheeseburger served at Kooky Canuck, a downtown Memphis restaurant know for their great tasting big food. The Kookamonga burger is four lbs of fresh ground-chuck, two pounds of custom made hamburger bun, and one and a half pounds of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and cheese…SEVEN AND A HALF POUNDS TOTAL, with the fries being optional.
Teams must enter at least one Burger cooking competition. GENERATORS MAY NOT BE USED! There are no additional entry fees for entering more than one cooking competition.
Best Memphis Burger
This is the main cooking competition of the festival. All teams are encouraged to enter a burger for judging in this category.
Best Veggie Burger
A veggie burger is built around a patty resembling a hamburger but made with vegetable protein, black beans, soybeans, etc., instead of meat. Teams have complete creative license on this one.
Best “Anything But” Burger
The “Anything But” burger competition is for burgers that do not fall into any red meat or pork categories. Foul, fish are examples of acceptable entries.
Best Extreme Burger
An Extreme burger should be exactly that, Etreme. To qualify for this category, Extreme Burgers must weigh at least 2 lbs, including toppings and bun. Go tall, go wide or go home! All Extreme submissions must be free standing (a large tooth pick or wooden skewer may be used). A higher scoring weight will be given to appearance and presentation. After judging, teams must eat their Extreme burger or provide samples to the public to avoid wasting food.