Pony Express wrote:have never understood the pay out argument . they paid out 20K. They do it to raise money. They tell us what they are raising the money for.
Just where the heck is it written that there must be a certain % pay back?
I understand that a lot of these cookoffs are to raise some money, but a $20k payout on $36k in entry fees for a "national championship" seems low, hence the reason I have little interest in this cookoff. If it is indeed for charity they should title it "National Championship for Charity". I cook in enough charity cookoffs, don't need anymore, I prefer a chance at a more lucrative payday.
Like Woody says, to each their own!
Traders was awesome, netted me $1450, 82 cooks, my chances are a lot higher there. I think the actual payout was near $25k!!