Show off your grilling talents!
Individuals, families, or teams of friends and coworkers are encouraged to enter the Community BBQ Challenge sponsored by Kenosha News and Ocean Spray Cranberries. The Community BBQ Challenge will start on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00am. Winners receive $650 cash and bragging rights for a year. Entry into the competition is $50 and registration is required.
Each team will be responsible for its own grilling supplies like a charcoal grill, charcoal or wood, utensils for grilling, seasonings and ingredients, coolers, and lawn chairs. The competition will provide 16 pieces of chicken and two pounds of ground beef for your team to prepare for judging. Eight pieces of chicken and four hamburgers will be turned in to the competition tent and will be judged by a panel of judges from our sponsors. The winner will be announced on Saturday at 5:00pm on the main stage.
Community BBQ Challenge Timeline
11:00am Check in and Setup
Noon Charcoal light to be ready to start grilling at 1:00pm.
1:00pm Burger grilling begins. Grillers have 90 minutes to prepare, cook, arrange, and present their Burgers in the containers provided.
2:30pm Burger turn-In. If food is turned in past 2:30pm, the team will not be in the voting. Burger judges will consider flavor, texture, and presentation.
2:30pm Chicken grilling begins. Grillers have 90 minutes to prepare, cook, arrange, and present 8 pieces of chicken in the containers provided.
4:00pm Chicken turn-In. If food is turned in past 4:00pm, the team will not be in the voting. Chicken judges will consider flavor, texture, and presentation.
4:00pm Clean Up! Teams will begin cleaning up their grilling area and equipment. Hot coals and ashes must be deposited in the Hot Coals container only and may not be put on the ground.
5:00pm Winners Announcement and presentation on the main stage.