Here we are in Casa de Fruta California kicking off the 2020 competition bbq season. Today forty six teams from Northern and Southern California competed for cash and prizes. This was a California BBQ Association event that hosted a Kansas City Barbeque Society contest. The weather was mild with temperatures hitting the low 60's. It was perfect to cook and judge some great barbeque. We would like to share a couple of images with you.
I wanted to mention the Kids Q competition. This contest had children as young as 4 years old cooking on real barbeques which they got to keep after the contest. They were provided with a very high end steak from Snake River Farms. What a great idea to get the future bbq competitors involved. They disqualified my attempt to enter as a second childhood entrant.
The actual event took place in the motor-home lot. Casa de Fruta is a large resort with all the amenities. We judges had a nice office area and were very comfortable to achieve our judging duties. Needless to say it was a lot of fun reconnecting with our fellow bbq brethren.
You may recognize Rick, the Gary Wells award winner. He is with his son Matt and it is always a pleasure to see him at contests.
Today kicked off the 2020 bbq season. What a great event and a taste of what is in store for the rest of the year. Ms. Goofy and I are very lucky to be a part of this team. Congratulations to the Competition Team "Smoke Show" for winning the Grand Championship. Stay tuned.