Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Sweet, tender and smoky goodness. Cooked low and slow, barbecue is a food that brings an instant smile to any meat lovers face. While it’s debatable depending on where you live in the country, the choice of meat is irrelevant. If you have the barbecue skills, it all tastes great.
Bring your grill and skills to the Ogden IFA Country Store on Saturday, October 6 and participate in the annual IFA Smokeoff. Establish you have the grillin’ chops to be dubbed the neighborhood Pitmaster. Compete for bragging rights, the love of great food, or simply, the fun of it with friends and family.
The event will be broken into two classes: Meat Class and Side Class. Each class will be judged separately by the judges and the public; and will be critiqued by (1) flavor and (2) originality. Presentation will not be part of the judging criteria, but if you make it look good, you’re bound to have a better score. Please be creative and prepare to share any ideas – you may want to disclose – with your fellow competitors and passersby.
Samples for the judges and public must be ready by 11:30 a.m. First and Second prizes will be awarded in each class (Meat and Side) and will be decided by the judges. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the single item that gets the most public votes in either class.
Participants are welcome to begin preparing any time before the event, but all smoking is required to be done onsite. The store will have an employee available as early as the first contestant requests, whether it’s early in the morning or the night before. To participate in the IFA Smokeoff, please register by Friday, October 5 at the Ogden IFA Country Store.
Come anyway for free tastes and smells. Visit the store for food samples at 11:30 a.m. and participate in deciding the Grand Prize award. Find many others in the community who love food and cooking in non-conventional ways. On top of the great food and interaction, we’ll also provide visitors with pellet grill classes, music, drink samples, and great deals on grills and accessories.
The pellet grill classes will be guided by Jack Carlisle, Executive Chef for Camp Chef. Jack is an avid outdoorsman and camp cook restauranteur, caterer and chef for hunting camps, fly fishing lodges and ski resorts. He’s passionate about cooking, teaching and creating memorable outdoor experiences, whether it’s for a large group or in the backyard with family and friends at home. Most of all, he loves to make folks happy through food. Visit one of the classes and pick up valuable tips and tricks to making awesome food on your backyard pellet grill.