High School Culinary Arts Cook Off

Tennessee High School Culinary Arts

Great Steak Cook off Contest

presented by

Welcome our 2017 Teams

McGavock High School – Nashville

Blackman High School, Murfreesboro

Stewarts Creek High School, Smyrna

Glencliff High School, Nashville

Gallatin High School, Gallatin

Smyrna High School, Smyrna

Oakland High School, Murfreesboro

Siegel High School, Murfreesboro

 

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 planning for the 2017 BBQ festival in Cannonsburgh Village Saturday April 29th.

We have exciting plans this year to draw more families to this event to enhance experience for the KCBS cookers, High School Steak Off teams and the public.

 

To celebrate the 2016 BBQ Fest High School Steak Off please applaud your students again for their exemplary dishes and professional nature in which they competed.  The attached PDF captures some of the memorable moments with the student chefs. Chefs that attended share your educational experience and benefits for participating with other high school culinary arts programs in TN. Our goal for 2017 is 20 high school teams. By sharing this competition opportunity with your network of Chefs we will be able to meet this goal.

In Mid- January the new competition guidelines, the application and information on how you can gain discounts

On the entry fee will be available on line. So start selecting chefs for your team from your talented pool of students.

For more information, contact Sharon Seibert

 

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.  All three judges will be Kansas City Barbecue certified.

 

To enter the contest you are directed to our website: BackyardBBQFest.com.  Complete the form for the Backyard BBQ Brawl with a submitting deadline of April 7th.  Please disregard the information which applies to the regular Backyard Cookers.  Please note the general information regarding safety and other administrative information.

For more information, contact Sharon Seibert