d. Preparation Sites – Teams will be allowed to bring commercial or hobby cooking trucks on site at the Bayou La Batre Community Center for preparation of food. Those teams not having a truck can reserve a 10x20 space. Teams are responsible for providing their own tents, tables and chairs. Please make sure that the entry form clearly indicates how large your food truck is and/or what tent space you will require so spaces can be marked off and reserved. It is up to each team to provide all cooking fuels such as propane, charcoal or wood. All gumbo must be cooked on-site or in a commercial kitchen of a restaurant or from the kitchen of the business of whom is sponsoring the booth. NO FOOD SHALL BE PREPARED INSIDE OF A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
e. Preparation Amounts – Each dish prepared in the general category should be able to serve 350 people at three ounces (3 oz.) per serving. Each entry in the gumbo category should be able to serve 350 at four ounces (4 oz.) per serving. The additional ounce given to the gumbo category is to compensate for the serving of rice. Serving cups will be provided to each team by the Taste of the Bayou Committee. Please note that we have 1,250 general admission tickets and 250 VIP tickets available for purchase for a total potential of 1,500 guests. Remember that each participant may not take a sample from every table. For example, if preparing a dish with oysters, remember than not everyone will request a sample. If you are preparing a dish that you feel will indeed appeal to everyone, increase your amounts accordingly while maintaining the minimum amounts requested above. We are anticipating a sellout this year.