Daily Schedule
Revised July 29, 2021

All judging will take place at the Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Avenue NW). Free breakfast is provided for hotel guests, so we strongly encourage volunteers to stay at the host hotel!

Wednesday, July 28th
10:00am-2:00pm Fruit Ridge Orchard Tour (optional, see below for details)
3:15-3:30 Judge Training Check-In
3:30-6:30 Judge Training (Salon B, see below for details)

Thursday, July 29th
8:00 Stewards Report (Hallway)
8:30 Judges Report (Ballroom)
8:45 Round 1
10:45 Round 2
12:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Round 3
3:30 Round 4

Friday, July 30th
8:00 Stewards Report (Hallway)
8:30 Judges Report (Ballroom)
8:45 Round 5
10:45 Round 6
12:30 Lunch (provided)
2:00 Stewards Report (Hallway – Updated Time)
3:00 Judges Report (Ballroom)
3:15 Best in Class – Semi-Finals
4:15 Best in Class – Finals
7:00pm-10:00pm Awards Dinner (ticketed event, see below for details)

GLINTCAP Awards Dinner & Ceremony
Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown – Widdicomb Ballroom

Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Cocktail Hour | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Michigan Ciders plus Beer, Wine & Cocktail Service (Cash Bar)
Hors d’oeuvres
Vegetable Crudites (V)
Imported and Domestic Cheeseboard (V)
Grilled Flank Steak Lettuce Cups
Apple Brie

Dinner & Show | 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM
Trio Entrée Buffet
Mixed Green Salad with Ranch and Cider Infused Vinaigrette
Herb Marinated Chicken with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
Slow Roasted Beef Brisket with Beef Compote
Artichoke and Risotto Cakes
Chef’s Selection of Starch and Vegetable
Artisan Rolls and Butter
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Herbal Tea

After Dinner Awards Show Presentation
Emcee: Mattie Beason
Assistants: Mike Beck & Eric West