High School Culinary Arts Cook Off

Tennessee High School Culinary Arts

Great Steak Cook off Contest

Earn Cash Prizes and
Bragging Rights as the top Culinary Arts Program in the State

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We are getting the coals fired up for the 2018 BBQ festival in Cannonsburgh Village Saturday May 12.

We have opened up more slots to take up to 15 teams from Memphs to the Tri-Cities.   In addition, we are working on a special and exciting new addition to benefit your young chefs.

 

We know the high schools like to compete on the basketball courts and football fields. It is once a year to see you all compete on the grill or hot plates during our competition.

In Mid- January the new competition guidelines, the application and information on how you can gain discounts on the entry fee will be available online. So start selecting chefs for your team from your talented pool of students.

For more information, contact Sharon Seibert

 

The Competition

Teams will have their steak entries judged on a 0 to 9 point system in the categories of presentation, taste and tenderness.  A perfect score would be an entry totaling 27 points in our system.  We are using a standard judging system used by the Kansas City Barbecue Society in contest across the country.  All the judges for the Backyard BBQ Brawl are certified judges by the Kansas City Barbecue Society with the exception of a few local celebrity judges.

Prizes

  • First Prize: $500.00
  • Second Place: $300
  • Third Place: $100
  • Bragging Rights as the top Culinary Arts Program in the area – Priceless

Cookers

Teams will be expected to bring their own cookers and steaks as we know that regular competing teams favor their own equipment and meat source preferences. You may cook with the fuel source of your choice as this can have a significant influence on your finished product. All teams must have a fire extinguisher for safety reasons.

Submission Information

Teams will be expected to bring their own cookers and steaks as we know that regular competing teams favor their own equipment and meat source preferences.  You may cook with the fuel source of your choice as this can have a significant influence on your finished product.  All teams must have a fire extinguisher for safety reasons and be accompanied by at least one adult from the school.

All three judges will be Kansas City Barbecue certified.

Teams are required to submit their entries for judging at 12:30 PM with an absolute time limit of 12:35 PM.  Winners will be announced immediately following the judging of the entries by the panel.

Each team should prepare three steak plate presentations to be resented by a chosen member of the team to a panel of three judges who will judge the presentation based on the three categories noted above.  The presenting member should be prepared to explain the fine culinary skills employed in preparing their presentation.  Each plate need not contain a whole steak, but enough meat and other appropriate garnish of your choice to make your presentation stand out in the judge’s eye and palate.

For more information, contact Sharon Seibert