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2010 Maysville Festival (43rd)

Mar-Jac’s annual Chicken Cook-Off was held on October 2, 2010 during the 43rd annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival.

43 entries were received and a team of 11 tasters chose the winning 6 dishes.  Pete Martin, Vice President of Operations for Mar-Jac Poultry and his wife Betty chose the final 3 cash winners.

Beautiful weather, great fellowship and wonderful food combined to make this the best cook-off yet!

 
Download all the Winning Recipes of 2010
 
The Cook-Off Booth

A few of the wonderful dishes to be tasted
Lena and Sonja, members of the tasting team
Bruce, Flo and Lisa, members of the tasting team
Wilma, Tawana and Wanda, members of the tasting team


Patra and Lamar, members of the tasting team
Bill and several children checking out the Mar-Jac chicken
Pete and Betty Martin – our final judges
Starla Klugh receives $200 for her Buffalo Chicken Ranch Dip
Carrie McAlexander receives $300 for her Chicken Taco Soup
April Kyle receives $500 for her Mexican Chicken Lasagna
Doug Sheehan is the lucky recipient of the bountiful chicken basket

2009 Maysville Festival (42nd)
Download all the Winning Recipes of 2009

The 3 big winners: 

Lacey Hood - $500;
Misty Brock - $300;
Ken Brown - $200

with Randy Bruce, Mar-Jac’s Controller and Vice President of Operations at Mar-Jac, Pete Martin (also our Celebrity Judge) with his wife, Betty.

The Mar-Jac Cook-Off Team
Pete and Betty Martin choosing the cash winners from the top 6 dishes.
Tasting in Action
The 12 semi-finalist dishes
 

2008 Maysville Festival (41st)
 

We had 54 entrants from all over N.E. Georgia – a great turnout!  Coach Perno was just adorable!  He signed a bunch of plastic baseballs – and some folks brought their real baseballs for his autograph.  

Download all the Winning Recipes of 2008

Once we had narrowed all the dishes down to the final six, Coach Perno tasted them all and chose the 3 cash winners. I think the caliber of the food this year was the best it has ever been.  Our team of 11 tasters had a very tough time!

 
2008 1st Place Winner

Rosemary Noble of Gainesville won $500 for her “Rosie’s Chicken Enchiladas"

2008 2nd Place Winner

Nanci Pugh of Maysville won $300 for her “Chicken Napolitano"

 
2008 3rd Place Winner

Lynn Duke of Gainesville won $200 for her “Southwest Tortilla Bake”

 
Honorable Mentions

The 3 honorable mentions received Mar-Jac gift packages:

  • Kenneth Ashworth of Bowman for “Southwest Picante Chicken”;
  • Tommy Gaillard of Maysville for “Chicken Spaghetti Salad”;
  • Carey Maddox of Jefferson for “Chicken Tortilla Soup”.
 
Pictures


 

 


 

40th Maysville Festival - 2007 - 1st Place Winner

1st Place Winner
Ken and Susie Cook with 1st Place Winner Lynn Duke and son

Prize
Randy Bruce presents 1st Place Winner Lynn Duke with $500

1st Place Winner - $500 – Lynn Duke - Gainesville, GA
Recipe: Chicken Fiesta Dip

2007 2nd Place Winner
2nd Place
Ken and Susie Cook with 2nd Place Winner Nancie Pugh


2nd Place Winner - Nancie Pugh - Maysville, GA
Recipe: Chicken Basil Florentine

 

2007 3rd Place Winner

3rd Place
Ken and Susie Cook with 3rd Place Winner Heather Barrett

3rd Place Winner - Heather Barrett - Gillsville, GA
Recipe: Nanny's Sunday Afternoon Chicken Salad

 

Honorable Mentions

Sally Gulley - Dewey Rose, GA
Recipe: Henny Penne

Dina Rihan - Gainesville, GA
Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Pie

Charlotte Wallace - Bowman, GA
Recipe: Chicken Casserole

 
Pictures

judging
The serious business of judging

winning dishes
The winning dishes

mar-jac cookoff team
The Mar-Jac Cook-Off Team


39th Maysville Festival - October 2006

The 4th annual Mar-Jac Chicken Cook-Off was held on October 7th in Maysville, Georgia in conjunction with the Autumn Leaf Festival.  Out of 51 entries, 6 finalists were chosen by the Mar-Jac tasting team.  Fox 5 TV’s Ken Cook and his wife Susie chose the 3 cash prize winners: 


Grand Prize - $500 – Sally Gulley, Dewy Rose, GA
Chicken Spaghetti


First Prize - $300 – Jennifer Smith, Alpharetta, GA
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti


Second Prize - $200 – Lorissa Campbell, Carnesville, GA
Chicken Tortilla Soup 


Honorable Mentions:

Jacque Craven, Maysville, GA
Fall Fest Chicken Salad

Lisa Watson, Maysville, GA
Chicken Divan

Michelle Sward, Gillsville, GA
Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole


2006 Mar-Jac Cook-off Pictures
The Mar-Jac Cook-Off Team
Preparing for the cook-off.
Mar-Jac Tasting Team
Staff
The Mar-Jac Tasting Team:  Front Row:  Flo Becker; 2nd Row:  Patra and Lamar Elder;  3rd Row: Wilma Parker, Dianne Robinson, Dawn Cowart, Misty Friedman, Tawana Wood, Betty Tonge, Lisa Becker and Bill Becker.
A whole lotta "tastin" goin on!
Grand Prize Winner

Ken and Susie Cook with Sally Gulley - Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize
Grand Prize:  Chicken Spaghetti
First Prize Winner

First Prize Winner
Ken and Susie Cook with Jennifer Smith - First Prize Winner

First Prize
First Prize:  Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Second Prize Winner

Second Prize
Second Prize:  Chicken Tortilla Soup

More Pictures
Maysville Community Improvement Club
Nancy Smith of the Maysville Community Improvement Club and  Randy Bruce, Controller of Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. holding a plaque commorating the renovation of their clubhouse.
 
Second Prize Winner
Ken Cook with Lisa Blackburn, winner of  "Marjie" the stuffed chick.
 
Tasting
Judging the semi-finalist table - everyone gets involved.
Tasting
Tony Gravitt, Live Production Manager and Pete Martin, Vice President, Operations (both of Mar-Jac) put in their two cents.
Food!
The six finalists moved to the "winners" table.
Ken and Susie Cook carefully determining the cash winners
Ken and Susie Cook carefully determining the cash winners
   

38th Maysville Festival - October 2005

The 3rd annual Mar-Jac Chicken Cook-Off was held on October 1st, 2005 in Maysville, Georgia in conjunction with the Autumn Leaf Festival. Out of 56 entries, 6 finalists were chosen by the Mar-Jac tasting team. The Mayor of Maysville Jerry Baker chose the 3 cash prize winners:


Grand Prize - $500 - Margaret Parr, Maysville, GA
Chicken Divan


First Prize - $300 - Linda Scoggins, Maysville, GA
Mama's Chicken Lasagna


Second Prize - $200 - Cricket Schade, Flowery Branch, GA
Harvest Chicken Bites


Honorable Mentions:

Jeff Epperson, Winder, GA
Grilled Chicken/Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Tara Hamilton, Dahlonega, GA
Smokey Pecan Chicken Tarts

Jennifer Smith, Alpharetta, GA
Chicken Salad


The 2005 Mar-Jac Cook-off Team
The Mar-Jac Cook-Off Team

Front Row: Ramona Bruce, Randy Bruce, Kim Banks

Back Row: Deanna Bowen, Wilma Parker, Tawana Wood, Lamar Elder, Patra Elder, Bill Becker, Flo Becker

Mar-Jac Tasters
Mar-Jac TastersMar-Jac Tasters

Left to Right: Randy Bruce, Bill Becker, Kim Banks

Left to Right: Bill Becker, Kim Banks, Tawana Wood, Deanna Bowen, Patra Elder

Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize WinnerChicken Divan

Left to Right: Randy Bruce of Mar-Jac, Margaret Parr (Grand Prize Winner) and Maysville Mayor Jerry Baker

Dish: Chicken Divan

First Prize Winner
1st Prize WinnerChicken Lasagna

Left to Right: Randy Bruce of Mar-Jac, Linda Scoggins (1st Prize Winner) and Maysville Mayor Jerry Baker

Dish: Chicken Lasagna

Second Prize Winner
Second Prize WinnerHarvest Chicken Bites

Left to Right: Randy Bruce of Mar-Jac, Cricket Schade (2nd Prize Winner) and Maysville Mayor Jerry Baker

Dish: Harvest Chicken Bites

   

37th Maysville Festival

Mar-Jac Poultry sponsored a Chicken Cook-Off as part of the 37th annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival which was held October 1-3 at Veterans Park in Maysville.

The Mar-Jac Cook-Off Tent at the Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival
Mar-Jac Panel of Tasters (from left to right): Patra Elder, Lamar Elder, Flo Becker, Bebe Wood, Tawana Wood, Randy Bruce, Emily Bruce, Wilma Parker, Lisa Becker, and Bill Becker.

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The winners are:

Grand Prize - Steve Boswell of Maysville won the Grand Prize of $500 for his "Southwest Chicken and Corn Chowder".

First Place- Melissa Elliott of Alto won First Place of $300 for her "Hawaiian Chicken Salad".

Second Place - Marie Hall of Maysville wEEEn Second Place of $200 for her "Grandma's Famous Chicken Pie".

 


 

36th Maysville Festival

Mar-Jac Poultry sponsored a Chicken Cook-Off as part of the 36th annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival which was held October 3-5 at Veterans Park in Maysville.

34 great cooks from all over Northeast Georgia brought their best chicken dishes to the Chicken Bake-Off on October 4th. The entries were judged for taste, originality and appearance by a panel of 6 judges. 6 finalists were selected for the final round where the Mayor of Maysville, Richard Presley, chose the 3 winning dishes.

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The winners are::

Grand Prize - Tina Chambers of Maysville won the grand prize of $500 with her Chicken Casserole (click here for recipe).

First Place - Jonathan Dieck of Athens won the 1st runner -up prize of $300 with his Chicken Marsala (click here for recipe).

Second Place - Lori Cleaver of Flowery Branch won the 2nd runner-up prize of $200 with her Jalapeno Super-Hot Cheesy Chicken Soup (click here for recipe).

 

A wonderful time was had by all!

Mar-Jac Maysville Cookoff Judges Mayor Presley judging the 6 finalist’s dishes! “MAYSVILLE CHICKEN” on parade. Jackson County High School ROTC 6 Finalist’s dishes have been chosen Preparing Mar-Jac Booth. $500 Grand Prize winner, Tina Chambers of Maysville, Registering Contestants and Setting Up Dishes for Eye-Appeal Beautiful Presentations Intent Tasting More Intent Tasting Bill Maine, Amy Harrison and Gene Anderson from WDUN News/Talk Radio Sampling the Dishes Mayor Richard Presley Does the Final Judging Mar-Jac's Randy Bruce awards $200 to the Second Place Winner: Marie Hall of Maysville for her "Grandma's Famous Chicken Pie" Mar-Jac's Randy Bruce awards $300 to the First Place Winner: Melissa Elliott of Alto for her "Hawaiian Chicken Salad" Mar-Jac's Randy Bruce awards $500 to the Grand Prize Winner: Steve Boswell of Maysville for his "Southwest Chicken and Corn Chowder"



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