EggFest 2018: Competition / Home Chef Info

Cooking CompetitionThank you for your interest in taking part in the Taste of Parkrose EggFest by being a home chef! EggFests are a lot of fun and home chefs are the ones who make it really special. Your culinary creations inspire curiosity and joy for our tasters! Your welcoming personality and willingness to divulge your Egg 'secrets' (to a point, of course) add fun and adventure to the event. And the fact that you just want to share your delicious creations with the community, makes it even better!

Below are some guidelines and directions to help answer questions you may have. Please contact Dan West, if you have further questions.

Complete Cooking Competition rules available here.

Registration Deadline

The home chef registration deadline is Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Registration should be completed by submitting the online 2018 Home Chef Sign Up Form. Historic Parkrose holds the right to refuse any competitor who did not register on time. Register here.

1st Prize Award

$500 Shopping Spree at Parkrose Hardware

What to Serve/Menu Items

You can prepare anything you would like to serve in bite-sized portions. We suggest having at least three different menu items planned, so that you can serve each at different times of the day, but only one of these will be for the competition itself.
HINT: A chalkboard or other messaging device that displays what you will be serving and when is always helpful!

You may prepare proteins, sauces, veggies, etc. ahead of time to help make your cooking day easier. Refrigeration will not be available, so bring coolers and other temperature control preparations.

Can't decide what to cook? Check out the Big Green Egg website for some recipe ideas and instructions!

What to Bring

If you are using a Demo Egg, it will be on site at the event, along with a table for your use in preparation. We encourage you to bring your own chairs. Click here for details on Demo Eggs, how to purchase, and related questions.

Competitors are required to bring all ingredients required for your dishes. This includes all your own food, plus what you need to cook, serve, and maintain a clean serving area. 


If you use a Demo Egg, you will most likely have a large Big Green Egg. You can bring your own Eggcessories. Eggcessories that will not be provided, but are available for purchase through Parkrose Hardware are:

  • V-Rack
  • Vertical Roaster
  • Drip Pan
  • Grill Extender
  • Pizza Stone

Have fun and make sure to interact with your guests and tasters! Personality and service are all part of a great tasting experience.

Schedule of EggFest Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:45 am – 9 am: Unload and setup. Please arrive between 7:45 and 8:15 am to allow for plenty of time to be ready at your station before the crowds arrive. We ask that you have everything set up by 9 am as that will be the latest we light the Eggs.
10 am: Open to the Public
4 pm: End of cooking
5 pm - 6 pm: Load up and out. 

Thank you again for your participation! Egg On!