I am having a chili cookoff next weekend, and it will be my second one. I am currently working out judging strategy, and I was hoping to get some comments or advice from you guys.
Everyone who comes gets a vote, which can be tricky. Last year, we bought a bunch of those small styrofoam cups, and had people get small tasting portions of each chili, and from that they picked their top three favorite, and went back to have full bowls of them. Then they voted from there for the top chili.
Obviously I want this to run as smoothly as possible, so if anyone has any better strategy, please let me know!