KITCHEN CRAFT is sponsoring the Grand Prize! Value over $2,500 in Waterless Cookware.

Check back soon for updated 2024 contest info!

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Check back soon for updated 2024 contest info!

Entry forms must be submitted below (or emailed) along with the recipe to by Saturday Nov. 18, 2023, by 12 noon. All dishes shall be delivered to the Cooking Stage in the Armory Building from 11:30AM to 12:15pm, Sunday, 11/19/23. Participants may submit one entry for each category. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED allow time for parking and walking to the stage.


Each dish must use canned, or fresh (preferred) Placer grown mandarin oranges or juice as a primary ingredient and be original. The judge’s definition of primary is final! (There are no facilities for cooling or heating of food. It must be prepared and ready to serve.)


Entries must serve 6 — sample size. All entries become the property of MMF. Entry forms must have the entire recipe (TYPED) attached for the dish entered. These become the property of the Mountain Mandarin Festival. Original recipes are required and may be published on the festival website or other Festival related publications. Any dishes, display items or other materials can be claimed immediately after the Award Presentation.


Judging starts: Sunday, 11/19/23 at 12:30 pm. Location: Cooking Stage in the Armory Building.
Awards: will be presented at 3:30 pm Sun. November 19, 2023.


  • Mandarin Entrée – Sponsored by Carol’s Market
  • Mandarin Side Dish- Sponsored by Tap & Vine
  • Mandarin Salad- Sponsored by Auburn Trophies
  • Mandarin Dessert- Sponsored by Gina Marie Custom Desserts
  • Mandarin Adult Beverages – Sponsored by Mandarin Orange Education Foundary

Entries will be judged on:

  • Overall presentation (10 points)
  • Creative use of Mandarins (20 points)
  • Flavor (20 points)

Grand Prize will be judged on:

  • Overall Presentation (40 points)
  • Use of Mandarins (40 points)
  • Taste (20 points)
  • Grand Prize value over $2,500 (Kitchen Craft Waterless Cookware set)


Recipe must be typed!! No hand written recipes will be accepted.

Entries in each category receiving the highest overall points will be awarded First Place. Grand Prize will be re-Judged from the winners in each category. Top Score will win.


Recipes shall be awarded first to third place. Grand Prize sponsored by KITCHEN CRAFT.

First-place winners shall receive $75.00 in cash. Second Place $50. Third Place $25.

Grand Prize value over $2,500 (Kitchen Craft Waterless Cookware set)

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