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Crocktoberfest 2013 – Introducing the Judges


Crocktoberfest 2013 – Introducing the Judges

REMINDER: Crocktoberfest is Sunday!  Make sure to register your crockpot for the competition (HERE) and please RSVP to the Evite if you plan to attend.

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Handstand Push-ups
10 One legged squats, alternating
15 Pull-ups

Post your choice of girls and rounds completed to comments.

Iggy and Lindsey during last week's burpee run festivities.

Iggy and Lindsey during last week’s burpee run festivities.

Crocktoberfest 2013 – Introducing the Judges

We’ve put together an ALL-STAR CAST of judges for this year’s Crocktoberfest.  American Idol judges – step aside.  Top Chef judges – out of the way.  This crew is LE-GIT (and they won’t quit).

Back for their second and third years judging respectively – coaches Eric Christensen and Shane Upchurch.  Having both judged the inaugural Crocktoberfest in 2011 AND both having a love for all things meat – the judging staff is grounded by these two.

And now we introduce to you the newest members of the crew!

Blaine Guenther – coach at CrossFit Roots
Julia Buonanno – owner, South Walnut Cafe
Jake Cohen – owner, Noble Savage Foods

Want to know a little bit about the judges? 

How many crockpots have you owned in your lifetime?

Blaine: When we moved to Boulder last year, we thought we lost our crockpot. We bought another, then found our old one. We currently own two!

Julia: I have never successfully cooked anything in a crockpot

Jake: I think 3. The first was a hand me down from my mom from the 80s. A lot of flavor in that pot. I have recently bought a new one that brews up equally delicious food but doesn’t get alkward looks when I bring it out.

What special tasting quality do you bring to the judging crew?

Blaine: In college I played offensive line and weighed about 70 lbs more than I do now. I’ll be calling upon my years of fatness to guide me toward the tastiest dish.

Jake: I grew up in Lake Tahoe where water flows like wine. It is pure and fresh so I bring a pure and fresh taste to the competition.

Are you a recipe follower? Or do you fudge it?

Blaine: Definitely fudge it. The only problem is it can be hard to recreate something I liked because I don’t remember how much I used of which ingredient.

Julia: I start with a recipe and then channel the rest

Jake: In my business I follow a recipe to the gram as that is part of our food philosophy. In my home cooking I love to just throw things together. I have a good eye so don’t measure anything.

If your crockpot could sing, what song would it play?

Blaine: Maybe the baby back ribs song from Chili’s commercial?

Julia: When I pull my crockpot out after her long long stay in the cupboard I am pretty sure she will be singing “All the single ladies…”

Jake: Probably some classic rock. A little music helps when you cook.

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