Yes, the food court is located on the opposite side of the exhibit floor (about ⅛ mile walk from competition headquarters). The types of food that will be available will be too heavy to consume during the check-in or prep time for the competition. The time flow while in the competition Headquarters is planned and has specifics involved. If you have light snacks (crackers, chips, nuts) they can be consumed quickly away from your station as sanitary issues are in play when servicing your model.