Professional BBQ Team Registration


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EVENT OVERVIEW


Date: September 28th, 2019
Time: 5AM - 6:00PM
Address: Willow Glen Bank of America Parking Lot
1245 Lincoln Avenue San Jose, CA 95125

PROFESSIONAL BBQ COMPETITION BASICS

BBQ in the Glen is a non-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) style competition. This one day event will take place on September 28, 2019, in Willow glen, CA.

Limited to 8 professional teams. All pro teams must cook PC.


MEAT & FIRE SOURCE

Contestants cook 3 meats:

  1. Chicken thighs
  2. Pork Ribs ( Saint Louis Cut )
  3. Tri-tip

Which may be cooked using 3 types of heat sources:

  1. Wood
  2. Pellet
  3. Charcoal (Lump or Briquettes)

Judging

Entries are presented blindly to judges in (provided) 9" x 9" (Styrofoam to-go style) containers. Each entry must contain at least six identifiable pieces ie; six ribs, etc. are judged on the following criteria:

  1. Appearance
  2. Tenderness
  3. Taste

The OFFICIAL rules for this contest (PDF)


Prizes - People Choice

People's Choice (PC) is mandatory for 2019! The community loved the PC teams last year!


PC tickets/chips are turned in at 6pm day of the event and reimbursed the Friday after the event (5-6 days).

Teams will be able to vend to the public samples of their BBQ in trade for tasting tickets/chips. After the count of tickets/chips is verified, we return a $0.50 payback for every $3.00 face value ticket on the same day! The other $2.50 goes directly to our non-profit organization, which will be selling the tickets before and during the event.

BUT WAIT...it gets better! On the day of the event, BBQ in the Glen will provide all the meat! Yep, no purchase on your part and ready for your special preparation, rubs, sauces and cooking talent. And still more... BBQ in the Glen will pay for your Temporary Food permit. And, don't forget the cash prizes offered for the top three PC teams.

To compete in the "People's Choice" you must comply with Santa Clara County EHD rules: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/cpd/programs/TE/Documents/TE_Requirements.pdf

Absolutely no exceptions to these rules!

If you do not have a food service screen one can be provided for $100.00
Link to what the food tent should look like. Below is what the food tent should look like

Food service tent Santa Clara County Food service tent Santa Clara County diagram

BBQ in the Glen is celebrating our 4th annual BBQ competition. This will be the second year we will have professionals teams competiting and cash prizes:

 

Grand Champion (GC) - $1,000

Reserve Grand Champion (RGC) - $450
People's Choice (PC) - prizes detailed below

 

Each Meat (Chicken, Ribs, Tri-tip)
will pay down 3 places
Prize amount ($)
First Place (1st) $250
Second Place (2nd) $200
Third Place (3rd) $100

 

People's Choice combined
will have 3 places
Prize amount ($)
First Place (1st) $250
Second Place (2nd) $150
Third Place (3rd) Medal

 

A completed W-9 form is required for us to issue ANY contest payments. We will also have them on site so as not to delay payouts.


PROFESSIONAL TEAMS

HOW TO GET YOUR TEAM SIGNED UP

ONLY 8 PROFESSIONAL SPOTS AVAILABLE

LINKS BELOW AVAILABLE MAY 11TH 9AM PST


After all steps are completed you will receive a personal email from our chair for the BBQ committee, Robert Hernandez, letting you know you are all signed up and registered!

I'm ready to sign up!

Signups begin Mayth @ 9:00AM PST

Click here to register (clickable at 9:00am PST May 11th)