Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, announces cook team registration is open for The Fifth Annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition, taking place Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 AM to 1:30 PM 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 event for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, People’s Choice and judges’ awards, tastings, live music, and more.
“Eggs on the Beach keeps getting better with each passing year, and we’re working to make the fifth annual event the best ever. Last year, we had fun new elements including the addition of a Knob Creek Category, and all the teams brought their A‑plus game,” said Eggs on the Beach cofounder Susan Kiley.
“This year, we’re going to add a backyard category, and we’re working on some fun new elements along with a great new group of celebrity judges. Anyone who enjoys cooking on the Big Green Egg should enter a team.”
Cook teams participate by creating 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.
For the 2018 event, teams can enter in one of three categories—the main event, backyard enthusiast, and nonprofit cook team. Prizes vary depending on the category. The grand prize for the main event is a large Big Green Egg, valued at $1,110. The grand prize for backyard enthusiasts is a Mini‑Max portable Big Green Egg, and the grand prize in the nonprofit category is $3,000 donation to the charity of the team’s choice.
All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities, The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.
In 2017, Eggs on the Beach raised $29,000 for Fisher House and Food For Thought and another $6,000 was donated to nonprofit organizations through the nonprofit cook team category. In the past four years, Eggs on the Beach has raised nearly $100,000 for local charities.
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 nonprofit cook teams, which are competing for a cash donation toward their causes.
Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50 for adults and $14 for children ages 11‑17. 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 EggsOnTheBeach.com. For more info, call Bay Breeze Patio at 850‑269‑4666.
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