This past weekend, I entered my first competition at the 5th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival in Westport, CT. My team name is IQ BBQ. There were 23 teams competing, 20 of which had competed in prior years. It was a KCBS Sanctioned event but classified as an Amateur Competition as the proceeds went to a local charity (food bank).
I placed 7th in Chicken, 1st in Ribs, 7th in Chef's Choice (did a fattie made with Chorizo & Manchego cheese and garnished with a Guava/Mango puree), 1st in Dessert (Summer fruit cobbler) and was awarded GRAND CHAMPION!!!!