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Psycho Chef™ III – Cephalopods – Team Members

  • May 18, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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Eat, drink, cook, and be merry!  But only join this event, if you would like to be on a team and cook.

You may have heard veteran members speak about Psycho Chef with a bit of nostalgia.  It’s a day to remember, and you will have a LOT of fun!  You may leave with a trophy and the fame that goes with it!  Or shame may be involved.  ;)

Basically, this is how it works…  We put up a bunch of canopies in my front yard (near Chamblee-Tucker and 85).  We pick an ingredient, which this year is the cephalopod of your choosing, and teams cook a recipe featuring it.  Ideally, everyone is on a team.  You don’t need to be talented.  It’s actually more fun, when there are some less-than-stellar dishes.  All attendees vote for their favorite dish, and we have an awards ceremony to recognize the best of the best!

If you’d like to be on a team, join this event.  It announces your intentions.  And if you’d like to be a team-leader, recruit members by messaging them or speaking with them IRL.  Otherwise, wait to be contacted by someone with team-leader intentions.  I’ll update the event with team names and members as they are communicated to me, so send me updates on your team name and member names, as things gel for you.  The max team-size is four.

Use a recipe that you already love; try something from a website or cookbook; or be a mad scientist, and serve your own concoction.  The hitches…  No taco dishes are permitted.  There will be no electricity, and you need to complete your dish at the event.  In other words, you can’t show up with a final dish.  You can par-boil, pre-chop, pre-marinate, etc., but you need to (at a minimum) assemble your dish at the event.  Preparing the whole dish at the event is the best scenario.

If you have a canopy, a table, a propane burner, a portable grill, etc., please post if you’re willing to bring / loan it.  If your team needs any of the above, please also post.  We’ve had teams who had none of the above and were still able to participate and compete.

BYOB, and bring a camp chair.  This event is for the folks who want to be on a team.  The folks who just want to taste and judge the dishes can sign up for the other event, which will be posted and open for RSVPs soon.  They are also required to help with set-up, tear-down, and/or other event roles.

I look forward to this event, every year!  It’s always been a blast, and I have my eye on that trophy!  ;)

Ironically, we usually go out to eat, after the event.  LOL.  :D

Teams, so far...

Too Dericious! (#1)
1. Niki
2. David F.
3. David W.
4. Birgit

OctoShots (#2)

1. EA
2. Helen
3. Bettina
4. Joe

Tentacle Spectacle (#3)
1. Valerie
2. Jennifer
3. DaveO
4. Kim

Ink Masters (#4)
1. Mark
2. Jenny
3. Juan
4. Cecile

cPods Inkoperated (#5)
1. Marc
2. Mary
3. Annie
4. Loring



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  • David

    The best team dish won, and an awesome time was had by all! Thanks to everyone for all of your help!

    May 20, 2014

  • Mark

    Great time had by all. Really enjoyed self at this event. Thanks for putting it all together for us.
    To Team Ink…. Start thinking about how to beat that Masala recipe for next year.
    ALL the dishes were so good. Who knew.

    May 19, 2014

  • Cecile L.

    I wasn't so sure I was going to enjoy the cephalopod dishes, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought all the teams prepared dishes that were "dericious." Thanks, Mark, for coming up with a plan and cooking those pancakes.

    May 19, 2014

  • Annie

    So so so much fun :-) if you didn't come, you missed a great event!

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Jennifer

    What a great and amazing event! What creativity and food!

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Vaughn

    We are the CHAMPIONS!

    May 18, 2014

  • DaveO

    Rain, rain go way

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • roger

      Btw I don't like cephalopods with rain water :-)

      May 18, 2014

    • Valerie A.

      Too bad!

      May 18, 2014

  • Vaughn

    I missed the pre-planing event yesterday. Could someone please give me a short summary of what is expected Sunday. Thanks

    May 15, 2014

    • David

      Vaughn, I'm guessing that it's too late for a sixth team to form. You can enjoy eating/judging at your first rodeo, though! :) Also, if you want to come early and help with set-up, your absolutely welcome to do so. Looking forward to seeing you.

      May 17, 2014

    • Vaughn

      One hanging judge reporting for duty. I'll see you tomorrow morning

      May 17, 2014

  • Thai

    If you guy and gals have some left over, please bring them the VA hospital. :-) I have not been able to hold down fluid nor food. I have been here a few days now, and I am so starving.

    May 17, 2014

    • David

      What's going on, buddy?!

      May 17, 2014

    • Valerie A.

      Feel better soon Thai!

      May 17, 2014

  • Scott A

    This sounds like a lot of fun, would love to join a team if there is any openings

    May 11, 2014

    • Scott A

      I think I will get there at 11:30, if there are any last minute cancelations I can jump in or help with set up and such. Looking forward to it

      May 17, 2014

    • David

      Scott, sounds great! See you tomorrow!

      May 17, 2014

  • Kim V

    Cthulhu is not pleased.

    May 17, 2014

    • Brett

      Kraken rum that is

      1 · May 17, 2014

  • Marc

    cPods Inkoperated just patented the secret sauce for its squighetti dish. Follow #tentaculinary on fritter for more info.

    May 13, 2014

  • Helen R.

    Octohippies needs a fourth team member if anyone is interested in joining our team, Christy will not be able to participate.

    May 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I want to join

      May 13, 2014

    • Helen R.

      EA you're in. David please replace Christy with EA on our team.

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Janice

    Team #2 - JoJan Awsomeness has decided to drop out of the competition

    May 13, 2014

    • David

      You heard what we're making, obviously! Muah-hah-hah-haaah... ;) Please update your RSVPs, and join the judges event, if appropriate. Hope to still see you, there!

      May 13, 2014

  • Vaughn

    Twist my arm....... Co captain it is

    May 9, 2014

    • David

      It looks like Marcus decided to be a judge, instead. If you and Scott can connect and put something together, great! You can also switch events and become a judge, this year, and I can add you to the "standby chef" list, in case someone has an emergency. Thoughts?

      May 12, 2014

  • Eva

    Sorry guys. Life shits just happen with no warning. My team needs a new member and if I can ask for something as a captain dropping out then they will be 4 co-captains there this year.... To the new person thank you to let them stay in competition and go for the best.

    May 12, 2014

    • Helen R.

      Sorry, it's Christy

      May 12, 2014

    • David

      Thanks. And what's the official team name, now?

      May 12, 2014

  • Vaughn

    No, this is my first rodeo. Allow me to tackle first becoming a team member.

    May 9, 2014

    • David

      Marcus is also looking for a team. Maybe you two can co-captain. FYI, almost all of the captains are first-timers. We have more than enough people to put together a seventh team.

      May 9, 2014

    • David

      Exactly enough, that is.

      May 9, 2014

  • Vaughn

    Just tossed my hat in the ring....

    Who determines team placement?

    May 8, 2014

    • roger

      Team captain names the team and decides who will be on his/her team. Are you volunteering as captain?

      May 8, 2014

  • David B. W.

    In case you want to know more about our octopi friends: http://blog.petflow.com/im-dying-this-video-about-the-octopus-is-hilarious/

    April 24, 2014

    • Cecile L.

      Evolution at its finest? Really? Octopus--grabby, grabby.

      May 2, 2014

    • Valerie A.

      Finally had the chance to watch this. I also wish I'd had a bio teacher like him!

      May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad news we have to cancel out our team Squidilicious. Our move date has been moved up to the 15th of May. As we sold our house and the family will move in earlier than we thought. We will be quite busy as we get our things and home in order for our move back the cold hell of Quebec. Happy thoughts!!!!

    May 1, 2014

  • Eva

    David, have you rented out both of your neighbor's lands? It will be traffic jam....lol

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Team Squidalicious has thrown down the glove and challenge you all.

    1. Ed Squidly Metums
    2. Joane Squidly Boyer

    We are looking 2 other team mates. Who can take the heat with us?

    3 · April 20, 2014

    • Valerie A.

      A-ha! You couldn't resist the challenge...!

      1 · April 20, 2014

    • David

      Yeah! Love it!

      April 21, 2014

  • David

    We have enough folks to form a seventh team. Who'd like to name it and own it?! Diane? Idah? Jennifer? Kimmi? Stan?

    April 19, 2014

    • David

      [Crickets]

      1 · April 19, 2014

  • Joe

    Eva recruited me without telling me I'm an Octopussy. There has to be a name adaptation for me. Come on Eva, you can do it.

    April 14, 2014

    • Eva

      Oh, I believe you Joe, a very happy hipster:-)))

      April 15, 2014

    • Annie

      The Octo and the Pussies ... that would work ;-)

      2 · April 15, 2014

  • Mark

    Team name:
    Ink Masters...have two need two more. any takers??

    March 17, 2014

  • Janice

    Joan Todd can you please email me at [masked]

    April 7, 2014

  • Janice

    Team #2 JoJan Awesomeness since we have all 4 members now, lets chat and brain storm of some ideas / receipes. Please contact me and I will coordinate a conference call. email: [masked]

    March 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Janice, I just saw your comment. I'll e-mail you.

      March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just sent you an email. Very excited!

      March 27, 2014

  • Annie

    I asked to join the cPods Inkoperated team and they said yes! Yeah :-)

    3 · March 26, 2014

  • Tina

    David - if okay with you, can I do what I did last year?

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to join a team. Anyone want a Psycho Cef virgin on their team???

    March 21, 2014

    • Joan T.

      join ours!

      March 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! Thanks Joan! I would love to join your team. :)

      March 22, 2014

  • Eva

    Team #3
    OCTOPUSSIES

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok! I'll join team 2.

      March 17, 2014

    • Helen R.

      I'm excited! Thanks for letting me join your team Eva

      1 · March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I join the "Too Dericious! "

    March 17, 2014

    • David

      Just added ya'! :D

      March 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome. Thanks! I feel the excitement creeping up.

      March 18, 2014

  • Brett

    Will you have a hose available for cleaning knives and cutting boards?

    March 13, 2014

    • Brett

      I literally haven't cooked in 2 months since I became single. Not sure if I'll compete or just be a spectator.

      March 17, 2014

    • David

      Well, join a team, and get put to work. It's 1,000% more rewarding.

      1 · March 17, 2014

  • Juan V.

    Can I join team "Too Dericious! "?! Cheers!

    March 17, 2014

    • David

      Had already promised slots to past members of Too Dericious. Sorry, I was slow to update. Still plenty of folks who need to team-up, though!

      March 17, 2014

  • David

    Calamari Pudding? Asparagus and Cuttlefish? Still-Wiggling Baby Octopus Legs? What's it gonna' be, this year?

    March 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have two Takoyaki(Japanese Octopus Puffs) pans at home. Maybe we can make some Takoyaki if you guys like it.

      March 17, 2014

    • David

      @EA: Please make them! :D They're not electric, are they?

      March 17, 2014

  • Eva

    Do we chose the team members or it is by being picked by fortune(cookie) ????? I would like to apply for Team #3 with an epicurious recipe from the Caribbean.

    March 13, 2014

    • Janice

      has three Joan, Janice and Ea

      1 · March 17, 2014

    • Janice

      we need one more, anyone else needs a team?

      March 17, 2014

  • Eva

    #3 Octopussies
    Bettina
    Helen
    Joe
    Eva

    March 17, 2014

  • roger

    There are many korean receipes with Cephalopods :-)

    March 13, 2014

    • Jennifer

      At least you didn't say kosher recipes

      2 · March 17, 2014

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