You must adhere to the following rules and guidelines in order to qualify for judging.  If you do fail to comply with any of the rules outlined, your entry will be disqualified from the competition.

  • You can enter as an individual or as a team.  Team should not consist of more than 4 members.
  • You and your team members must be available to set your table on spot at the event. It must be the exact same table setting design that you submitted and which was voted for on Facebook.
  • Your design must consist of a table setting with seating for a minimum of four and a maximum of eight persons.  
  • Your must submit a paragraph of no more than 100 words, that outlines how the elements in your design expresses the theme you have chosen.  This will be displayed for the judging and so must be presented in such a way that it can be placed on the table.
  • Your table will be placed in a 10’x 10’ space and your design must not go higher than 6 feet 
  • The Jamaica Epicurean Escape will provide four (4) , six (6) or eight (8) seater tables and accompanying chairs for you. If your design calls for any other type of table you may do the substitution, however officials must be notified of this on submission of your application. You will be responsible for providing the substituted table and chairs.  
  • You will be required to provide linen, plates, glassware, cutlery and any decorative items necessary to enhance your design. Floral arrangements are also your responsibility. 
  • A standard 120 volt electrical outlet will be provided in the display area. Should you need electrical supply to your table you must advise us in advance. Please make sure to bring extension cords.
  • Your setting must have a related menu, and a menu card must be provided and placed on the table. Actual food may not be used in the table setting to portray menu items, however food props may be used. 
  •  You will allowed the time between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday May 24, 2014 to set up your table. Attendees at the festival will be able to watch you while they do your set up.
  • Voting boxes with your name and the design theme will be placed at each table for attendees to put their voting slips into. Please make sure that you leave a designated space for this box to be displayed so that it does not disrupt the flow of your design.