Do you think you have the best smoked meat in town?

Join the Fairlawn Neighborhood for a Smoked Meat BBQ-Cookoff. We will provide the meat, you just have to show off your skills. Want to know more? Check out the information rules and guidelines below. 

 

BBQ Cook-off Contestant Sign-up

BBQ Cook-off Contestant Sign-up

Are you interested in the BBQ Cook off? Please take a second to fill out your information. Someone will be in touch in the next business day to ensure you have all the information you need!

First and Last
If there is something else you would like to know if the church could have ready for you that day, please put it in the box below.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION & GUIDELINES:

  • 2 Competitions: Judges Competition & People’s Choice
  • Individual competitors may have more than one meat entry (If entering more than one meat, must be specified in advance of the day of competition).

Judges Competition

  • Each contestant will provide meat for 3-4 judges @ 4pm.
  • Boxes will be provided to contestants and numbers secretly assigned.
  • Meat will be judged according to 3 criteria:
  1. Appearance
    1. Would I want to eat this? Does it look appetizing?
    2. Presentation of box.
    3. Bark & White
  2. Tenderness/Texture
    1. Is it tough? Really have to tear or chewing takes forever?
    2. Is it soft? Pasty or mushy?
    3. Does it fall apart while maintaining a pleasing and edible texture?
  3. Taste
    1. Do you like it?
    2. Does it the taste stand on its own?
    3. Is too salty? Too smoky? Overwhelmed by spice?
  • Each criteria will be judged with the following scoring system: 9 excellent,8 very good, 7 above average, 6 average, 5 below average, 4 poor, 3 bad, and 2 inedible.
  • Each criteria’s score is weighted, with taste carrying the most value, then tenderness/texture, and finally, appearance. The weighting system is as follows:
    • For 3 Judges: 100 points available, 33.3334 per judge 
      • (Taste – 1.6206; Tenderness/Texture – .8103; Appearance – .3469)
    • For 4 Judges: 100 points available, 25 points per judge.
      • (Taste – 2.1604; Tenderness/Texture – 1.0802; Appearance – .46311)
  • In the event of a tie, cumulative raw scores will be used to break the tie, in order of highest weighted category.

People’s Choice

  • Once the judge’s boxes have been sent out, people’s choice competition will open.
  • Each competitor will be given a supply of “ranch” cups to dish small samples of meat out to competition guests.
  • Each competitor will also be given a glass jar with their name on it for collecting tickets.
  • Each guest will be given 3 tickets to cast votes for their favorite meat.
  • Guests may cast all 3 tickets to one competitor or split them up to 2 or 3 competitors.
  • People’s choice voting will close at 4:45pm.
  • Jars will be gathered and tickets tallied.
  • The competitor with the most tickets is the winner.