When teams arrived at Lobdell Dining Hall, they were asked to prepare dishes for a five-judge panel. Each judge had a different, secret requirement for the dish:
- Dish must be described with at least three different adjectives
- Dish must contain at least three ROYGBIV colors
- Dish must have something of liquid consistency
- Dish must have at least three n-gons (triangle, square, etc.) on the plate
- Dish must have a garnish
When teams provided a dish that satisfied at least four out of five judges, they were provided with the following napkin:
CLEAN UP, was written on it.