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In Reply to: Re: Professional BBQ Judges? posted by Betty Cates on April 04, 2011 at 19:48:01:
When I took the judging class several years ago (in Lakeland, Fla.), all but about 20 to 30 minutes of the actual class time was spent on identifying illegal garnishes. As we all know, a judge CANNOT disqualify an entry for an illegal garnish. Since they had samples of kale, red-tipped lettuce and spinach to show us, you can bet that much of my efforts were spent looking for these while I was judging for appearance. I did find all three in the boxes, by the way.
To someone that had absolutely no experience with competition BBQ, that just might send the signal that we (as judges) should be trying to find something wrong with the box instead of looking at what is good in the box.
In today's world, I do my BEST to find everything that is good with each box.
Just my humble opinion.
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