Event Overview

.Food, Fun, and Competition - You pick the food (pies, doughnuts, chili, hot dogs, watermelon, or even hot sauce for a spicy way to mix up this event!)  Eating competitions can work great on their own but also as an add-on to other larger events such as BBQ plate sales, cooking competitions, or friendly competitions, etc.  This is an in-person event

What you'll need to run this event

Before Event

  1. Choose the rules for your competition (food, time limit, individual or team) and the entry fee for competition.  You'll also need the date, place, and time so you can create marketing outreach
  2. Decide if you want spectators to be able to purchase food at a cost
  3. Outreach to find participants for event
  4. Outreach to advertise event to all possible attendees
  5. Sign up volunteers for support (setup/cleanup, accepting payment, etc.)
  6. Waiver needed for this event - you can find it here
  7. Create/Get Awards /Prizes for Winner(s)
  8. Request/Get materials depending on food (plates, bowls, tablecloths, bibs, etc.)

During and After Event

  1. Setup of space for competition
  2. Track "paying" attendees at event
  3. Breakdown/Cleanup of event
  4. Complete Event Report Form
    1. 2 volunteers count cash and checks, initial/record on event report form
  5. Find SECU branch near you to get FREE cashier check for cash amount
    1. If unable to get the same day as event, lock up cash/checks overnight
  6. Mail cashier check to SECC

What you'll get from the SECC for running this event

  • Food supplies such as bowls, plates, utensils
  • digital waiver for participants
  • Accept participant payment online - (https://ncsecc.org/secc-donor-event/)
  • $25 gift card for first place prize. (***Use request form below***)

***For supplies delivery, please fill out request at least 7 biz days before event.  Pickup of supplies available in Durham until day before event***