The 3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher Barbecue Competition and Festival will be held at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion in Olivette on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12-4pm.
Following up on the last two year’s very successful events, this year’s event promises to be bigger and improved. “Our first two years were a blast, but we definitely learned some things so attendees should still expect a even greater event for the entire Jewish community,” explained event Chair Mindy Woolf. This year will feature more food, more kid’s activities, more parking, a car show and more seating!
Not just some back yard BBQ, St. Louis’foray into Kosher Barbecue Competition aims for a high degree of professionalism as an officially sanctioned BBQ Competition event. The St. Louis’s Kosher Barbecue is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Association (KCBS). “And KCBS was so impressed by our competitions that the KCBS representatives asked to be invited back,” explained Woolf. KCBS is 20,000 members strong, sanctions more than 450 contests a year across the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, and in Europe, has certified more than 26,000 judges, and is considered the gold standard in the competition barbecue world! It is also the largest organization of cooking contests in the world. Because this is a Kosher Barbecue competition, all teams will purchase meat and use grills, smokers and utensils provided by NHBZ. The event will be under the Kashrut supervision of Rabbi Ze’ev Smason.
In addition to the attraction of the fierce competitors, there will be sponsor booths, tasting booths, kid activities, live music, and more. This family oriented community wide event will be sure to bring people together for a fun filled afternoon. After all, who doesn’t like barbecue?!?!
Sponsorships for this event are also available to allow businesses and organizations to reach out through the multiple sponsorship opportunities. Various Levels are available and all sponsors will be prominently recognized in printed materials including advertisements throughout the community, on websites and social media along with banners at the event.