Judges

About BBBBQ Judges:

Our judges are run through an extremely tough gauntlet of tests and are thoroughly qualified to judge the closest of calls in our competitions. We need 18 judges and 3 more experienced table captains for each category.

2017 Black Box Celebrity Judges:

  1. Natalie Browne: Kitchen, Uncorked
  2. Carlos Gomes, Vancouver Food Tour
  3. Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress
  4. Leslie Rossi, A Life Well Consumed
  5. Dee de los Santos, Gastrofork
  6. James Seaton, From James to Jamie

How to become a judge for #BBBBQ:

Registration + Application will be available after February 20th

KCBS & other certified judges are welcome! We’re proud to welcome Kelly & Kathleen McIntosh as head judges.

Info for #BBBBQ Judges:

A judges meeting will be held in the judges tent promptly at 10:00 am on Sunday April 9th – attendance is MANDATORY.  If you are late we will fill your seat so please be on time.

Pork Butt, Brisket, Chicken, and Ribs – There will be a short break between the categories but you will need to be available on site from 10:00am – 4:30pm.

Black Box – You must be on site for 2:15pm at the judges tent. Look for the judges tent right beside the Farm Store. You will be done by 4, but are welcome to stay for the awards that happen from 4:30-5PM!

Judges that don’t arrive in time to attend the judges meeting will unfortunately not be able to participate. Please be advised that parking can be a challenge later in the day so please give yourself additional time to find parking and to shuttle to the site.

The rules used for the competition are set by the Kansas City BBQ Society.

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