If you have plans to enter a BBQ competition, you need to start right away without waiting until a few weeks before the actual competition. Watch out for the contests that are coming up by checking out the MBN, KCBS or your local BBQ Network on a regular basis.
You can get important information such as the costs and dates of the contests from these channels. Most of these contests do not fill up easily unless you are dealing with a big BBQ contest. Hence, the majority of these competitions accept applications as late as the week before the actual event. This article provides information on how to get started in BBQ competitions.
It takes much more planning than one would expect to excel in a barbecue competition. This is why it is essential that you prepare ahead and do a few practice runs before the actual competition. This way you will be more in-sync with the turn-in times of the actual cooking competition. We will go over some important tips to remember when you are entering a BBQ contest for the first time.
If the contest offers a backyard or patio section, entering that division will cost you less. It will not require you to do as much as the professional division. This will help you get a better feel about competing in a BBQ contest without having to spend a lot of money. In fact, the contestants in the professional division have spent years perfecting their art of barbecuing. You need not enter such a competition without gaining the required experience to enter such event. This is the first lesson you need to learn if you are planning to enter a professional barbecue competition in the future.
The best thing is to participate in the patio or backyard division and make friends with the participants in the professional division. Ask them questions and watch them offer their presentations to the judges of the competition. You will get a good feel for what the contest is all about with such steps. In fact, it is much easier to learn from your mistakes and work out your mettle in the amateur division than entering the professional division straight away.
Competition BBQ has grown in popularity over the last couple of decades. Entrants from the locality of the competition will mostly participate in these events. There is a great incentive to take part in these competitions as most of these competitions offer attractive prices that reach into thousands of dollars.
Most people join these competitions not only for the money but for the thrill it provides. Just imagine the thrill of competing against other skilled BBQ chefs in the neighborhood! You get a chance to socialize with the other participants and neighbors during the contest. Barbecuing is fun after all. That is why you need to participate in a BBQ contest held in your locality.
Use these tips to get started in a BBQ contest and enjoy the fun and the thrill of the competition for yourself. Winning your first competition will give you the confidence to enter more, all the while, enjoying a fun and exciting get-together with others.