Saturday – BBQ Steak Cook Off
Get ready for a sizzling event as the incredible team behind BBQs & More and the NZ Steak Cookoff Association is gearing up to host the NEW Great NZ BBQ Steak Cookoff Competition, “Home on the Grill”.
A Rare Delight
Amidst the smoky ambience, 20-30 teams will passionately compete for the ultimate glory and top honours. And you will be treated to tantalizing tastings and BBQ expertise from the talented participants.
You’ll see customised barbeque rigs, lots of jaw-achingly perfect pieces of meat and a bunch of passionate personalities who just love barbequing and are happy to share their secrets.
The Grillmasters Meat & Greet
Not only will the audience get to taste the product of their efforts, they’ll be invited to give it a go themselves. So come along and talk to the ‘Grillmasters’ – they love sharing their tips so you can get the best out of your BBQ.
Kids on the Grill
The fun extends to the little ones with the Kids BBQ Cookoff Competition, where budding young grill masters get their chance to shine and showcase their cooking prowess as they take on the ‘Classic Kiwi Burger’ challenge. Come and check out the next generation of barbeque barons as they show their skills behind the grill.
It’s a day filled with mouthwatering delights and a celebration of all things BBQ!
Here’s a few award-winning grill masters that will be taking part in the day’s activities. We’ll load more competitors here closer to the Show.
Charlotte HughesFrom NZBA Success to SCA Glory on the Global Stage
Charlotte shines as a global culinary sensation, seizing the limelight! This year, she secured the impressive title of 12th World best ancillary cook at the SCA Worlds in Fort Worth. Transitioning boldly from her all-female NZBA team, Charlotte has emerged as a creative powerhouse in the SCA, conjuring exceptional culinary wonders in the ancillary realm. With two coveted Golden Tickets—one in Ancillary and another in Steak. Charlotte also sets fire to grills and minds with her sizzling BBQ Masterclasses at BBQ’s & More in Auckland.
Troy BilbroughSizzling Feats: Troy's Culinary Conquests
Troy stands proudly at the helm of both the sizzling Steak Championship and the dynamic Ancillary Adventure, firmly gripping his coveted Golden Tickets for each! But that's not all—his relentless journey spans across the ditch in a high-octane quest to conquer competitions and seize championship points at every turn. With an ironclad determination, Troy is also the mastermind behind the mouthwatering BBQ haven restaurant in Christchurch, and Beers by Bacon Bros!
Jared MorganFlames of Triumph: Jared's BBQ Journey
Get ready for a sizzling tale of BBQ mastery and family legacy! Meet Jared, the unstoppable force behind Hamilton's fiery BBQ's and More store. But that's just the beginning—Jared's journey is turbocharged by his partnership with none other than Croix Valley, ardent backers of the electrifying US SCA Competitions. Across the ocean, Jared blazed a trail of triumph, igniting grills and dominating events throughout the US.
Rhys MorganRising BBQ Star
But wait, it gets better! Skill runs deep in the family blood. Jared's son, the dynamic Rhys, blazes as a rising star with an insatiable competition drive. In the world of Kids Que Comps, Rhys not only nabs awards but also leaves everyone astonished. And get this—Rhys is about to take on the big leagues, already outshining seasoned cooks with his stunning hand-ins. The BBQ scene will never be unchanged!