Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-Off BBQ Competition
Get ready for secret recipes that have been passed on for generations, aromas that will make your mouth water and the best food ever served on a paper plate at the first ever Cloverdale Cowboy Cook Off BBQ Competition during this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, May 18-21, 2012. Barbequing masters from Canada and beyond will fasten their cowboy boots and prove they know how to work a grill – country style – as they battle it out in a fierce competition for title and cash.
Presented by Well Seasoned, more than 25 different teams will compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The competition begins Saturday afternoon with a pie and chili contest. Next up is an Iron Chef style contest, BATTLE BACON. Each team will be provided with 5 lbs of Johnston’s BC Bacon and the teams can make anything they want using bacon as the feature ingredient. At 5 pm on Saturday the BACON dishes will be submitted to the judges for evaluation.
After BATTLE BACON teams will start to cook their meat in preparation for the competition on Sunday. Beef brisket and pork shoulder can take up to 15 hours to cook, so the cooks will have to stay up all night to tend to their meat. The main competition starts Sunday at 11am, and every hour on the hour teams will turn in different meat entries to the judges.
Each judge has been trained and certified by the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. Judges will be evaluating the food based on appearance, texture, taste and flavour. The food is rated on a scale of 1-10 by six different judges. After the teams have submitted their food to the judges, they will pass out samples to the public. Get ready for some of the best barbeque you have ever experienced!
Saturday May 19th
1:00 pm – Pie
2:00 pm – Chili
4:00 pm – BATTLE BACON
Sunday May 20th
11:00 am – Pork Shoulder
12:00 pm – Beef Brisket
1:00 pm – Chicken
2:00 pm – Ribs
5:00 pm – Awards
For more information visit www.cloverdalerodeo.com.
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Association is the non-profit organization that manages the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia.
The Association is also responsible for the year-round management of the eight facilities on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds that host over 1,000 events annually, including trade shows, concerts, festivals, sporting events, horse and dog shows, swap meets, flea markets, weddings and meetings.
For more information on the Association and the 66th annual Cloverdale Rodeo and the 124th Country Fair visit: www.cloverdalerodeo.com.