IDOS would like to extend our appreciation to those throughout the world that take time from their personal schedules to organize and run Dutch Oven cook-offs. Cook-offs are one of many ways to share our love for cooking in the Dutch Oven with others and we encourage all those interested to get involved and participate.
IDOS only runs one cook-off each year and that is the "International Dutch Oven Society's World Championship Cook-Off' (IDOS WCCO). Sometimes this competition is accompanied by additional semi-final or last chance cook offs. IDOS also maintains the governing rules for the IDOS WCCO and publishes a set of rules for those organizing competitions in their local areas that will qualify their competition to be sanctioned by IDOS. IDOS sanctioning means that your cook offs' first place winners are eligilble to attend and compete in the IDOS WCCO.
Anyone interested in organizing and holding a Dutch oven cook-off in their area and who wish to be sanctioned can print a copy of our cook off packet, links are listed below, which contains advice to help you set up and organize your cook off, what will have to be done to be sanctioned by IDOS, and how your winners apply to participate in the world championship cookoff. This packet also contains the rules for the IDOS WCCO for your reference.