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In Reply to: Re: forum question (long) posted by qball on July 23, 2011 at 11:06:19:
It is hightly unlikely a person will ever be required to cook a contest before becoming a CBJ. Doing so would dramatically reduce the CBJ pool, which is a major revenue stream for KCBS. Cooks who now say it would be a good idea would complain plenty when they found they were having judges in the camp every weekend, learning their secrets. Other teams would refuse to train judges, and some judges would drop out because they are not physically able to stay out all night or simply don't want to.
But putting all this aside for a moment, and assuming you could snap your fingers and now all CBJs have cooked with a team, would scoring change? I doubt it. Tasting food is not dependent on being able to prepare it any more than you need to be a musician to appreciate music or a beauty school graduate to judge a bikini contest.
That's my opinion, but it really doesn't matter. At the end of the day, putting such a rule in place would require the KCBS Board to vote to commit financial suicide. How likely is that?
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