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Kiet Le
Feb 20, 2015

Food Fest 2015-Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Feb 20, 2015 by Kiet Le

Food Fest 2015

It's time for Big Red Mania, LU's annual spring celebration, so you know what that means: Food Fest! A long-time Cardinal tradition, Food Fest is our campus student organizations fundraiser and cooking competition. Plus, the winners of this year's Food Fest have a chance to win big. We're giving out $500 for the three top dishes!

There are limited spots available for participants, so it's important to sign up as soon as possible. Seven (7) spots are available for outdoor grilling, and forty (40) spots are available inside the Setzer Center. Spots will be assigned first-come, first-serve to those who complete the Food Fest registration form at

Registration is currently open and closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 25. On the registration form, you'll pick a category, then submit 3 potential dishes in that category, in order of your preference.

After registration closes, representatives from Lamar Alive! will contact participants to confirm .
All participants must attend the MANDATORY Food Fest meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 pm in Setzer Student Center, Room 210.

New Rules for Food Fest

Food Fest 2015 will look a little different than last year. Please note these new regulations:

-Different organizations may sell the same items, but in different styles or flavors. For example, Student Organization A may sell red velvet cupcakes and Student Organization B may sell chocolate cupcakes. Or, Student Organization C may sell Rosemary Chicken Kabobs and Student Organization D may sell Grilled Vegetable Kabobs.
-No on-site cooking, frying, or electrical appliances will be allowed at Food Fest. Grilling will be allowed outdoors in the Quad.
-All items must be homemade. No pre-packaged products can be sold or given away.
-All items must be individually wrapped or kept covered during Food Fest.
-All participants must follow the food safety and health policies provided by the Beaumont Health Department at the mandatory meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 pm in Setzer Student Center, Room 210.
-Uncooked meats and other grill items must be kept below 40 degrees prior to cooking.
-Meats must be cooked to at least 165 degrees.
-Grilled meats and other grilled items must be kept above 140 for serving.

Prizes for Winners of Food Fest 2015

Participating student organizations will compete in one of these three categories:

-Hot Off The Grill
-Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice
-Party Snacks & Appetizers

Prizes will be awarded to the winning student organizations' Club Accounts. Participating student organizations must be able to provide three to five free samples to judges.

1st place: $300
2nd place: $125
3rd place: $75