IBEW & Alaska Salmon Alliance Present

Alaska Salmon Gone Wild Cook-Off

Sunday July 12, 2015

One of Southcentral residents’ favorite summer activities is fishing. And boy do Alaskans know how to cook salmon. Now is your chance to see how your favorite dish rates with the neighbors. The 10th Annual IBEW & Alaska Salmon Alliance ~~ Alaska Salmon Gone Wild Cook-Off will be held Sunday, July 12th, in downtown Eagle River.

*Alaska Salmon Alliance provides supplies of salmon for contest entrants for preparing People's Choice category.*

COOKOFF LOCATION : Mat Valley Federal Credit Union~Business Blvd.

Welcome to the fun of competitive cooking! These guidelines are designed to provide helpful hints as you enter the world of competitive cooking.

1. Cooking stove and fuel – “Coleman-type” propane or white gas.
2. Cooking pot, cutting board, knife, water, cooler (for fish and liquid refreshments), paper towels, spoons, can opener, and matches.
3. Buns, condiments, spices or any other ingredients needed for your dish!
4. Chairs– for sitting. You generally will have a 10' x 10' cooking and show space.
5. Dishes for presentation.

1. Once your application has been received and processed, you will be provided with a map to the location and specifics regarding parking, etc.

2. Schedule:

Set up may begin at 10AM
12 PM Smoked Seafood turn-in
12:30 PM Chowder turn in
1 PM Appetizer turn-in
2 PM Entrée turn--in
4 PM Awards

This is the only category that must be prepared ahead of time and brought to the
contest. We will also accept entries that have been shipped in. All entries must
be received at the Chamber office by Friday, July 11th at 12 noon or turned in to the judging center at the cook-off on Sunday, July 13th.

Smoked Seafood is blind judged on the following criteria: Aroma, Color, Taste& Aftertaste. You will be provided with a numbered tag for identification.

Appetizers, Soups/Chowders, & Entrees will be blind judged on the following
criteria: Taste, aroma, presentation & overall appeal.

BASIC COOKING RULES (Appetizers, Soups & Chowders, Entrees)
1. We encourage you to prepare as much of your dish on site as possible.
2.We encourage you to prepare it on site. Volunteers will collect your completed dishes and present to the judges. You will be given an identifying number, which will correspond to your dish.


  • Please consider participating in the people’s choice division.  This is the only opportunity for the public to vote on your culinary creations! The Eagle River Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of funds raised. How it works is: People’s Choice ~~ volunteer judges will sign up and receive tasting cups and a ballot. There is no fee – but we do encourage donations for the Eagle River Food Pantry.


1st Place (each division) - $50

2nd Place (each division) - $30

3rd Place (each division) - $20

Best Overall Dish—$200

People’s Choice $100

For more information or for an entry form, call 694-4702 or visit