Spaghetti Eating Contest

Who Can Eat a Plate of Spaghetti & Sauce the Fastest?

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana is hosting a Spaghetti Eating Contest on Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m. Glendora Education Foundationin conjunction with their 30th anniversary celebration. The cost is $20 per person and 100 percent of the contest proceeds will benefit the Glendora Education Foundation. Contestants are welcome to raise more money for the Glendora Education Foundation to be donated on the night of the contest. There will be four heats — 12 and under (1/2-pound contest), ages 18 to 55 (1-pound and 2-pound contest), and 55 and over (1-pound contest).

Contest Details:

  1. Each competitor will start with exactly 1/2, 1 or 2 pounds of spaghetti with sauce depending on their competitive level.
  2. Competitors can join the 2-pound leg if they think they have what it takes. This is for adults 18 and over only.
  3. Competitors 12 and under will only compete against each other in the 1/2-pound contest, as will competitors 18-55 (1-pound or 2-pound contest) and 55 and over (1-pound or 2-pound contest).
  4. The contest will end when one participant from each leg finishes their plate of spaghetti — once a plate is finished the contest ends and the winner is awarded.
  5. Once the contest starts, the competitors will consume their spaghetti, no utensils can be used.
  6. The winner will be determined by finishing their entire plate of spaghetti first. If none of the participants can finish the spaghetti, each plate will be measured by an official contest scale in pounds and ounces by the Executive Judge. In the event of a tie between competitors, there will be a 60 second “run off” to determine the winner. A winner in each heat will receive a medal/trophy and a Spaghetti Eddie’s gift certificate.

Official Rules:

Spaghetti Eddie’s Spaghetti Eating competition is open to all amateur eaters 18 years or older who are in good health, as well as to children 12 and under with parent consent. Professional eaters, persons recognized by the AICE, the IFOCE or members of any professional eating organization are not eligible. Any competitor with a serious ailment or health problem may not compete in the contest. Competitors may eat sitting down or standing up in their designated areas. Any contestant leaving their designated area during the contest will be disqualified. Competitors may not make physical contact with any other competitor at any time. Any competitor who deliberately makes contact with another competitor will be disqualified. If a competitor vomits or regurgitates at any time during the competition or during the time period, he or she will be disqualified. The use of utensils is not allowed. If contingencies or disputes arise at the contest/before, during or after, that is not explicitly covered by these official rules, the Executive Judge’s decision will stand with the same finality as the rules.

Official Spaghetti Eating Contest Disclaimer:

Eating competitions are inherently dangerous activities, and all participants expressly and voluntarily assume the risk of any and all injury and damage that may result from the participation in eating competitions. Participants understand that such risks include, but are not limited to possible bodily injury, partial or total disability, paralysis, death or other injuries or damages. Selection of participation in the event and the risks of loss, damage or injury shall at all times remain with and be borne by each participant. Participants will be required to execute a Waiver of Liability, Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement before participation.  Contest rules are subject to change.

About the Glendora Education Foundation:

The Glendora Education Foundation is a working group of parents, businesses, and community members committed to providing vital support toward the enrichment of every student’s education. For more information CLICK HERE.