Eggs on the Beach: Eggfest BBQ Competition
Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, announces the Fourth annual Eggs on the Beach: EggFest Cooking Competition taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach.
As one of the official Big Green Egg Festivals held around the country, Eggs on the Beach will be a delicious afternoon for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, tastings, live music by Chris Alvarado, children’s activities and more.
“We’ve enjoyed growing the Eggs on the Beach cooking competition each year and adding new elements,” said Bay Breeze Patio Co-owner and Grill Master Wayne Paul. “We added a non-profit cook team category, which has been extremely popular as well as adding backyard grill teams and celebrity judges. We’re looking forward to unveiling more new elements this year. In addition, Seascape is a great partner and the perfect location to host an outdoor event.”
Cook team registration is now open. Cook Teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as a celebrity judge. Each team of up to six is given a large or extra-large Big Green Egg to use during the competition. Bay Breeze Patio provides the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, as teams vie for bragging rights and prizes, including the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.
“EggHeads, master grillers, backyard grillers, and everyone in between is encouraged to join the fun and register a cook team,” said Paul. “Our goal is host the most fun, cook-friendly and taster-friendly cooking competition in the region while giving back to our local community.”
All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a "home away from home" for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy, and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals. In addition, tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners.
For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both large and XLarge Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 30.
Cook team registration is $50 for a team of six and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne's Get Grillin' Rubs. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams, which are competing for a cash donation toward their cause.
Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32/adult, $18/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit www.EggsontheBeach.com or call 850-269-4666.
Eggs on the Beach EggFest is one of the "official" Big Green Egg Festivals held throughout the U.S. Presented by Bay Breeze Patio, Eggs on the Beach EggFest will be held at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, and will feature more than 25 cook teams, serving delicious samples. Event also includes cooking demonstrations, live music, and a charity raffle.
The Bay Breeze Patio showroom is open daily in Miramar Beach, one mile west of Silver Sands Premium Outlets. For more information about custom design services, please call 850.269.4666. Be sure to visit www.baybreezepatio.com where you can view the collections, shop online, read the blog and sign up for their newsletter. And follow Bay Breeze Patio on Facebook for updates and special events.
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