Team Details

Team Details

Important Things You Need to Know

  1. Teams
    • Mandatory team meetings are Tuesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm and 7:45 PM. Teams cans open their team boxes to check their supplies. Please bring your list of up to four team members for entry into the event. Meat payment is due at the meeting if it has not been paid previously.
    • Each team receives 4 free wrist bands which gains them entrance to the event, and 1 free t-shirt. Additional team members—and those who have lost or forgotten their wrist bands—must pay the regular entrance fee of $12 per adult, $6 for children 10 and to 4 years old. Three and under can enter for free.
    • Cooking areas are limited to four team members at a time.
    • Team members must check in at the Volunteer table located at the rear entrance to the synagogue. At check-in team members are given their tent location.
    • Teams can begin cooking only after a Rabbi has checked each of their ingredients. Rabbis are usually available to start checking ingredients at around 8 a.m.
    • Burners can be lit only by a Rabbi.
    • Alcohol is allowed only under the team tents for use in the chili or for personal use. Alcohol cannot be offered to or served to guests. This is strictly enforced. We appreciate your cooperation regarding alcohol.
  2. Ingredients – Meat orders must be made by Friday, February 24 and paid for by the night of the team meetings, Wednesday, March 8. Payments can be made in cash, by check payable to Tiferet Israel or credit card or online. Additional ingredients information is discussed by the Dallas VAAD representative at the team meeting.
  3. Utensils
    • Each team receives: a burner, an 80 quart pot, a small cutting board, 2 knives, a 14-inch serving spoon, 2 disposable aluminum pans, a stirring paddle, a ladle, a can opener, disposable gloves, a bottle of hand sanitizer, sampling cups and spoons, napkins, and 1 roll of paper towels. You also receive crackers and a sheet of disposable paper to prepare your food on, if you would like to use them.
    • If you want to, or need to bring additional utensils, they must be new and in their original, unopened packaging and labeled with your team’s name. The packages must be in the Tiferet Israel office in order to be placed in the mikvah no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Any items brought in after Tuesday afternoon will not be allowed to be used.
    • During the event you should label, in permanent marker, all new utensils with your team or organization’s name. This helps us put them in the proper organization’s bin once they have been cleaned.
    • Each returning team has a plastic storage bin at the synagogue. Each team bin contains any utensils and other supplies left after last year’s event. Each new team is supplied with a bin after the team meeting.
  4. Food – There is a complimentary light breakfast buffet available in the morning during setup for team members and volunteers.
  5. Cleanup – Each team is given a heavy duty trash bag labeled with your team or organization’s name. At the end of the event you are responsible for putting all utensils, yours and those we have provided you, in the black trash bag, seal it up and place it in your bin. Take the bin, its cover, your pot and its lid to the Meat Kitchen. The utensils are washed and dried by our staff and returned to your bin. At that time a rabbi seals your bin for your use next year.
    Please do NOT empty your waste water on the ground. All waste water buckets are dealt with at the end of the event by our cleanup crew. Please cooperate and clean up your area at the end of the event.
  6. Signs – If you have a sign you wish to keep and reuse, please take it down at the end of the event and take it with you.
  7. Parking – Parking is available only on the side streets and in the Dealey school parking lot. Parking is Not permitted on Hillcrest Road, the church parking lot (until after noon) or on the easement at any time.
  8. On Sunday morning you are allowed to drop off your supplies and then proceed to park your vehicle in one of the authorized areas. No vehicles are allowed between or among the tents.
  9. Judging – This year there are 2 categories of competition: Vegetarian and Beef. First and Second place only is awarded to the best Vegetarian team. First, Second and Third place winners are awarded in the beef competition. The awards are presented at 3:00 p.m.
  10. People’s Choice Award – Teams wishing to take part in the People’s Choice competition are asked to bring their PC boxes to the volunteer check-in at 2:30 p.m. Reminders are announced starting at 2:00.
  11. Review of Health Guidelines
  12. Judging Explanation
  13. Alcohol – No distribution to guests. Last year someone was injured as the result of drinking too much. This is a family event. We do not want to turn this into a fraternity party. Only alcohol that is to be distributed is by those vendors with a liquor permit. We will pick up your alcohol if we see you distributing it to guests.
  14. People’s choice gimmicks – we will not count your vote.
  15. Supplies on the center round table – do not remove. These are part of the health guidelines.
  16. No parking on the lot. All cars off the lot by 9am.
  17. Sat night set-up – please help if you are able! Set up will start at 8 pm