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BigBarry
11-07-2008, 10:23 AM
Folks,

At the Sayville event we had a number of new and experienced teams and team friends who expressed a keen interest in taking a local judging class. I spoke with Linda and Jerry and they agreed that it would be a good idea.

How can we get one arranged before the season begins again next spring? Both Mrs. BigBarry and I would take it and we would be glad to assist with the event.

If we are going to do it, we should really get the word out to the BBQers and to the public. Maybe even get some press coverage?

We could possibly spread the word via BBQ joints with a flyer? Maybe get one to sponsor the event?

Here are some things to consider:

Location - VFW, firehouse, BBQ supply place (Jetmore?), community hall, etc.
Food
Sponsorship?
Cooks/cookers - I suggest two different cooks and cookers in case there is a problem!
Equipment - tables, chairs, tents/heaters if not indoors?
Insurance?

OK - let it rip...

Roo-B-Q'N
11-07-2008, 10:37 AM
Char and I have put one on for the past two years. We will never do it again. But to answer some of your questions and point you in the right direction . . .
Find a space large enough and quite enough for judging. We crammed 60 people into a tight space and while it worked, it was not optimal. Get several BBQ teams to cook the meat, you will need enough to have all participants to get three samples of each category. Pat and I cooked all of the categories this past year and let me tell you it was like doing a 30 team comp by ourselves. The KCBS instructor will get you a list of what is needed, cook more than they request. The first year we followed their instructions and ran out of brisket before all participants had what was required. Well we didn't run out, but they did not get what was requested using the provided list.
We did it as part of the River City Roundup BBQ contest, sponsorship is not needed as the fees for the class cover all aspects of the class. They recommend $75.00 for non KCBS members and something like $35 for KCBS members. These fees cover the KCBS membership for non KCBS members as well as all of the food and garnish needed. As well as travel expenses for the KCBS Instructor. Here is a hint, get as close to to actual costs as you can, because any money left over goes to KCBS and not the organizer or a sponsor. Just another way they guage members, but that is for a different thread.
Tables chairs ect, if you get the right location like a VFW hall should have them, KCBS brings the juding plates and slips. I would suggest doing it indoors vs. outdoors just because it is easier as you need a location to build boxes and a room to hold the class.
Health inspection rules do not apply, but obviously health codes should be followed.
Just my 2 cents. Good luck.

Bride of Roo(BQ'n)
11-07-2008, 11:17 AM
PR is fairly easy, just submit it to all the local papers and radio stations, most of them will pick it up ...and the Bullsheet will get them headed your way as ususal. People are slow to commit, we had 13 two weeks before the class and I had to stop and turn folks away at 60. Enjoy the ride, and feel free to PM either Roo or I if we can help you. Its alot of work but the judges and teams appreciate it....as does KCBS because they are the real winners, new members for at least a year and additional fees on top of that ...nice profit center for them.

BBQchef33
11-07-2008, 11:45 AM
Press coverage? Sponsorship? Flyers.? :eek::-?

I am working one, I have 4 potential dates, in the late Feb-April timeframe, a venue, a plan to tie it to a cooking class with a well known cook, Linda and Jerry are aware and Im making sure it does not conflict with any other local event.

Thats is all i will say or commit to. When plans are set, things will be announced.

Sledneck
11-07-2008, 12:20 PM
Awww cmon I want to discuss to no end Sayville style:rolleyes:

pigmaker23
11-07-2008, 12:32 PM
well when will the plan be set, when when when... will moto be involved ? :-D


Awww cmon I want to discuss to no end Sayville style:rolleyes:

Sledneck
11-07-2008, 12:48 PM
well when will the plan be set, when when when... will moto be involved ? :-DThe cooking team for the class

BBQchef33
11-07-2008, 01:15 PM
well when will the plan be set, when when when... will moto be involved ? :-D

yeah.. 2012. Now, discuss it so we can move this to woodpile. :mrgreen:

Sledneck
11-07-2008, 01:22 PM
I will only attend if
somebody promises that a KCBS petition is going to be passed around

BBQchef33
11-07-2008, 01:26 PM
Why you want 13th place chicken to be announced right before RGC?

Sledneck
11-07-2008, 01:27 PM
Why you want 13th place chicken to be announced right before RGC?nope in between rgc and gc

Westexbbq
11-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Did someone say 13th place chicken?

YankeeBBQ
11-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Awww cmon I want to discuss to no end Sayville style:rolleyes:

You mean you want to put a Gag Order on discussion like you did on Sayville ? :evil:

BigBarry
11-07-2008, 02:04 PM
Press coverage? Sponsorship? Flyers.? :eek::-?

I am working one, I have 4 potential dates, in the late Feb-April timeframe, a venue, a plan to tie it to a cooking class with a well known cook, Linda and Jerry are aware and Im making sure it does not conflict with any other local event.

Thats is all i will say or commit to. When plans are set, things will be announced.

Sorry Pooh. Didn't know you were on it. Linda and Jerry didn't mention it.

Good luck and let us know how we can help!

Sledneck
11-07-2008, 03:52 PM
I heard a rumor that Good Morning Japan is going to cover it as well, not that we would see it....

pigmaker23
11-07-2008, 10:54 PM
Sled, How did you get my 2009 team picture ? it was top secret,, thats just to farking funny... however i think the class is already listed on the Pigtrip Site .. LOL:-D


I heard a rumor that Good Morning Japan is going to cover it as well, not that we would see it....

motoeric
11-08-2008, 01:07 AM
I will only attend if
somebody promises that a KCBS petition is going to be passed around

Sledneck, are you a member of the KCBS?

Eric

Sledneck
11-08-2008, 08:45 AM
Sledneck, are you a member of the KCBS?

EricWhat is KCBS?

butt head
11-08-2008, 09:34 AM
pooh, if your setting up a cooking class in this area count me in.

Jeremiah
11-08-2008, 01:38 PM
I'm interested in both and can bring anything from the comp repertoire that's needed, wsm's, kettles, tables, canopies, etc.

WannaBeBBQueen
11-09-2008, 07:54 AM
I would be willing to help as well...just let me know:biggrin:

rbsnwngs
11-09-2008, 09:38 AM
i would be willing to help cook for it

barfly
11-09-2008, 01:33 PM
i would be willing to help cook for it

break in the BGE?

Westexbbq
11-09-2008, 02:04 PM
Love to see that ^ and count me in to help as well.

lunchlady
11-10-2008, 07:42 AM
well, chances are very good that NEBS would be willing to help out with this too.
Winters get really boring in these parts.

We try to run at least two KCBS judging classes a year, in conjunction with some type of cooking class - 'BBQ rock star' or not. They are usually held in Maynard MA. BUT we try to get a nearby hotel discount as well.

Poohbah... please PM me if/when your dates are in pen.
(Don't forget about the Snowshoe Grilling Challenge, as we usually get a bunch of LIFO's (?) either cooking OR judging. The past few years we have held the SGC on or near St. Patty's Day (in March), but this year we are thinking of moving it up (to February) so that there may actually be a chance to USE the Snowshoes... )

thanks...

LindaM
11-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Phil and I have been back and forth on dates. We maybe getting close. Barry thanks for the followup, we are going to contact a big group out of NYC that wants to take the class too so maybe we can make it a big class. I understand we will have plenty of people cooking for it, just ask Phil, he did one a few years ago for us, ask him about the Ribs.....and the fire....:). It is going to happen just hang tight guys.

BBQchef33
11-11-2008, 02:04 PM
It wasnt a fire.


it was an incineration. :)

Sledneck
11-11-2008, 02:11 PM
They were real crunchy mmmmmmm

BigBarry
11-11-2008, 02:29 PM
We could always get some McRibs as backup!

Westexbbq
11-11-2008, 02:35 PM
I gave those ribs sevens across the board.:icon_shock1:
(hey, I was new to the scene, young and needed the money.....)

rbsnwngs
11-12-2008, 11:05 AM
dont forget the tequila brisket a couple of years ago the same person was responsiable for that

CTSmokehouse
11-13-2008, 10:16 PM
What is KCBS?

And to think that I voted for you...

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff