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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

New for 2018, Culinary Arts Scholarship.

Information will be sent to participating teams

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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 have introduced a special and exciting incentive by providing a post high school scholarship.

 

We realize high schools like to compete on the basketball courts and football fields, but once a year culinary arts teams compete on the grill or hot plates during our competition.

In Mid- January the competition rules, the application and judging guidelines information is available online. So start selecting chefs for your team from your talented pool of students.

For more information, contact Sharon Seibert

Ready to go? Sign Up Online Here

The Competition

Teams will have their steak entries judged on a 0 to 9 point system in the categories of presentation, taste and tenderness.  We are using a standard judging system used by the Kansas City Barbecue Society in contest across the country. Additionally, showmanship and Rig Construction 0-3  points can be earned.  A perfect score would be an entry totaling 39 points in our system. 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.

We are using a standard judging system used by the Kansas City Barbecue Society in contest across the country.

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 as we know that regular competing teams favor their own equipment. 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

All three judges will be Kansas City Barbecue certified.

Teams are required to submit their entries for judging at their assigned time.  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 categories noted above.  The presenting team members should be prepared to explain the fine culinary skills employed in preparing their presentation.  Each plate will 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

 

Ready to go? Sign Online Up Here – or download the printable form here