Big Green Egg Cooking Class, Sept. 7

Big Green Egg Cooking Class, Sept. 7

If you’re interested in learning how to cook the most juicy, flavorful foods on the Big Green Egg, join us Sept. 7 at Bay Breeze Patio. Grill Master Wayne will host a Big Green Egg cooking class on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio in preparation for Eggs on the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition, Sept. 30 at Seascape Resort. The cooking class will focus on tips, tricks and tools for grilling, smoking and searing foods on the Big Green Egg. The class is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to achieve the best results when cooking on the Big Green Egg.

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We’re here to help first time Big Green Egg users as well as help EggFest cook teams up their game for the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition. The class will begin with Big Green Egg basics, including lighting and cleaning the Big Green Egg and progress to cooking methods and advanced techniques that are possible with Big Green Egg tools. Temperature, seasonings and cooking process are all important elements in creating the most juicy, flavorful results.

The Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at on Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Bay Breeze Patio (32 Forest Shore Dr, Miramar Beach). Any participants interested in purchasing a Big Green Egg will be able to do so after the event. Demo Eggs, which will be used during the EggFest competition, are being pre-sold with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Prices start at $799 for the large Egg.

Taster tickets are on sale now for the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition. Tasters will vote for their favorites, and teams are competing for bragging rights as well as the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.  Non-profit cook teams have an opportunity to promote their cause while vying for a cash donation of either $3,000, $2,000 or $1,000.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.  Taster tickets for Eggs on the Beach are $32.50/adult in advance and $40/adult the day of the event. Child tickets are $13.50/child (age 11-17), kids 10 and under are free. If you have questions about the cooking class or Eggs on the Beach, call us at 850-269-4666.

Happy Cooking!

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Final Call for EggFest Cook Teams – Fees Waived for Non-Profit Teams

We’re gearing up for the 4th Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Grilling Competition, Sept. 30, 2017 from 10 am to 1:30 pm at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. There are a limited number of cook team spots available and we’re encouraging Eggheads, backyard grillers, pitmasters, restaurants and anyone who loves cooking outdoors to consider joining us and showing off their skills at this official Big Green Egg Competition along the Emerald Coast.

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To enhance the grilling competition, we’re inviting non-profit organizations to register a cook team and we’ll waive the registration fees.  Non-profit cook teams will be competing for cash donations toward their cause.

The non-profit category has continued to grow and we want to make it even more lucrative for the charity partners this year. We have increased our prize money for non-profit teams to $6,000 to be divided between first, second and third place winners.  Non-profit cook teams will compete for taster votes and a chance to be named “Non-Profit People’s Choice Winner”, earning either $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 toward their cause for third place.

We have 11 prizes total this year.  Three trophies for Judges Choice (first, second and third). Three awards for People’s Choice: Large Big Green Egg for 1st, Medium Big Green Egg for 2nd, and Mini Max Egg for the team that places 3rd.  The three Non-Profit team prizes. The 10th prize is for best booth display and the 11th award will be revealed in an exciting new partnership announcement next week.

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The best part is you’ll be having fun for TWO great causes. Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach EggFest benefit two local non-profit partners, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a “home away from home” for military families during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals.

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Teams may be up to six members and each team will prepare, cook and serve their favorite recipe(s) on the Big Green Egg. We will provide a Demo Big Green Egg for each team as well as provide lump charcoal, fire starters, chairs and a 6-foot table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Cook team registration includes a welcome bag, including a commemorative t-shirt and Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rubs.

For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, are being sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both large and XLarge Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 30. Click here to learn more and view pricing.

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32/adult, $18/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. Register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit EggsontheBeach.com or call us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you at Eggs on the Beach!

Cook Team Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual “Eggs On the Beach” EggFest, Sept. 30

We’re excited to announce Cook Team Registration is now open for the Fourth Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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 afternoon for the entire family, featuring a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, tastings, live music by Chris Alvarado, children’s activities and more.

We’ve enjoyed growing the Eggs on the Beach cooking competition each year and adding new elements. We added a non-profit cook team category, which has been extremely popular as well as added celebrity judges. We’re looking forward to unveiling more new elements this year. In addition, Seascape is a great partner and the perfect location to host an outdoor event.

Do you love cooking on the Big Green Egg? Consider entering a cook team. Cook Teams create 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. Non-profit cook teams will compete for cash donations for their cause.

EggHeads, master grillers, backyard grillers, and everyone in between is encouraged to join the fun and register a cook team. Our goal is host the most fun, cook-friendly and taster-friendly cooking competition in the region while giving back to our local community.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach will benefit two local charities. The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides a “home away from home” for military families so the family can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy and Food For Thought serves students in Okaloosa and Walton County with healthy meals. In addition, attendees/tasters may purchase tickets for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners.

For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be sold in advance with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both large and XLarge Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 30.

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 non-profit cook teams.

Are you considering traveling from out of town, Seascape Resort is offering special rates on villas and condos.  Call 877-424-2617 and use promo code: GREEN EGG.

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $13.50/child (age 11-17) and 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 www.EggsontheBeach.com or call us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you EggFest at Seascape Resort on Sept. 30, 2017.

“Eggs on the Beach” Cooking Competition Raises $28,500 for Four Non-Profits

We’re excited to announce the third annual Eggs On the Beach EggFest Cooking Competition was a great success. The event raised $28,500 for four non-profit organizations along the Emerald Coast. Event proceeds benefited Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food For Thought, which each received a $12,500 donation. In addition, Team Brock, cooking for the Fisher House, was awarded second place in the non-profit category, earning an additional $1,000 for the Fisher House. First place non-profit cook team, Snorri’s Tandoori, earned a $2,000 donation toward the Air Commando Benevolent Fund and third place non-profit cook team, Rotary Club of Destin, earned $500 toward their community projects.

Team Brock for Fisher House of the Emerald Coast:

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Team Snorri’s Tandoori for Air Commando Benevolent Fund:

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Team Rotary Club of Destin:

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Held on Sept. 26 at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, the family-friendly event welcomed more than 600 tasters and volunteers who sampled an array of delicacies presented by more than 30 cook teams. The success of the 2016 Eggs on the Beach is due to the overwhelming support from our cook teams, sponsors, volunteers and tasters who came out for the fun afternoon.

Eggs on the Beach non-profit partners included Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast provides a home away from home for military families during medical treatment. Within steps of the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital and Veteran’s Clinic, the Fisher House’s 12 guest suites and a caring staff provide lodging, basic needs and support to active and retired military when they need it most. In 2015, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast hosted 789 guests for 2,297 days and saved military families $229,700 in lodging and transportation. Pictured below: Mia Hughes accepts check for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.

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Based in Santa Rosa Beach, Food For Thought has been fighting childhood hunger since 2010 by providing backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare foods for students dependent on free and reduced school meals. Food for Thought has grown to provide weekly service to 1,620 students in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Pictured below Tiffanie Nelson accepts check for Food for Thought.

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We invite you to save the date and join us for the 2017 Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition on Sept. 30. Learn more about the Emerald Coast EggFest at www.EggsontheBeach.com. See you next year!

Big Green Egg Cooking Classes, Aug. 24 & Sept. 15

We are counting down the days until our 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach Big Green Egg Cooking Competition, Sept. 24, at Seascape Resort. As we prepare for the big day, we want our cook teams to do their best so we’ll be hosting two Big Green Egg cooking classes, Aug. 24 and Sept. 15, in preparation for the event.

These classes are open to everyone so whether you’re a member of a cook team or a backyard griller, we invite you to come and learn. We’ll be providing tips, tricks and tools for grilling, smoking and searing foods on the Big Green Egg.

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The classes will begin with Big Green Egg basics, including lighting and cleaning the Big Green Egg and progress to cooking methods and advanced techniques that are possible with Big Green Egg tools. Temperature, seasonings and cooking process are all important elements in creating the most juicy, flavorful results.

The August Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at Fat Clemenza’s in Fort Walton Beach on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Cost is $30/person; $20/military; Fees waived for registered EggFest Cook Team members. To register for the Fat Clemenza’s class call 850-243-0707.

The September Big Green Egg Cooking Class will be held at Whole Foods-Destin on Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by Whole Foods, the Sept. 15 cooking class will be free of charge.

For those considering entering a cook team in the Eggs on the Beach Cooking Competition, Sept. 24, a few cook team spots are still available. Fees are waived for non-profit cook teams and all teams may apply for a $100 grocery gift card. Click here to learn more.

Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.

Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, are on sale now, starting at $799. Taster tickets for Eggs on the Beach are also on sale ($25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17), kids 10 and under are free.  Visit EggsontheBeach.com to learn more or purchase tickets.

Have a question? Call us at 850-269-4666.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming classes and at 3rd Annual Eggs on the Beach, Sept. 24!

 

Cook Team Registration Now Open for Eggs on the Beach – Big Green Egg Cooking Competition

Calling all Eggheads and grilling enthusiasts! We’re gearing up for the 3rd Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. Cook team registration is now open for the cook-friendly event that will raise funds for two local charities, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. In 2015, Eggs on the Beach was voted “Best Event in Destin” by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine. The delicious, family-friendly event will feature demonstrations, a cooking competition, “People’s Choice Awards”, tastings, live music, celebrity judges, charity drawing, children’s activities and more.

We are humbled by the outpouring of support and involvement in previous Eggs on the Beach events. Last year, the cooking competition raised an impressive $23,000 for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.  This year, we’ve added a second charity, and bigger prizes for both non-profit cook teams and ‘People’s Choice’ winners. We’re ready to put on another exciting cook-friendly competition that is fun for all and benefits our community.

Register a Cook Team

Register a six person cook team and compete for prizes! We supply a large or extra-large Big Green Egg for use during the competition. Cook Teams are asked to create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public and a panel of celebrity judges. Each team of up to six will be responsible for purchasing their own ingredients and cooking their favorite award-winning recipes.  Bay Breeze Patio will provide the lump charcoal, fire starter, table, tent, paper plates, plastic utensils, napkins and toothpicks. Tasters vote for their favorites, while teams compete for bragging rights as well as the grand prize, a brand new large Big Green Egg.

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Non-profit cook teams enjoy added benefits. Registration fees are waived for cook teams competing in the non-profit category. Non-profit cook teams have an opportunity to promote their cause and are competing for a cash donation of either $2,000, $1,000 or $500 toward their charity.

All proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.  Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast provides a “home away from home” for military families during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy.

Food For Thought is helping fight food insecurity among area children by providing backpacks filled with healthy meals to students in need during weekends, holidays and summer break.

Demo Eggs on Sale at Discounted Price

For those who have thought of owning a Big Green Egg, now is a great time. Demo Eggs, which will be used during the event, will be pre-sold with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. The Big Green Eggs all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs must be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 24 or can be delivered for $75-$100, depending on location. For more info or to order a Demo Big Green Egg, click here.

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Be a Taster

Tasters are invited to purchase a ticket to try delicious bites from 25+ cook teams and vote for their favorites. The event also includes grilling demonstrations, live music by Chris Alvarado, cash bar with beer, wine and sodas, kids activities and more. Tasters may also purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes, including vacation stays and dining at area restaurants or bid on the silent auction item, a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg, ideal for tailgating and camping.

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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’ Rub.

Taster tickets are also on sale with special advance pricing of $25/adult, $13/child (age 11-17) and 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 www.EggsontheBeach.com or call us (850-269-4666).

We look forward to seeing you at EggFest!

Eggs on the Beach EggFest Earns Top Honors

We are thrilled that the 2nd Annual Eggs on the Beach EggFest was voted “Best In Destin” by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine, and last week, was also awarded a Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Image Award and Grand All Image Award for our EggFest integrated communication campaign. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established in 1938. The organization’s 15 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state (60 of which are members in Northwest Florida Coast Chapter).

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Now, we’re fired up to see what we can accomplish this year during EggFest. We’re ready to welcome more sponsors, more cook teams, host more tasters and donate money to more non-profit organizations than ever before! That said, we’re committed to not losing the intimacy of the event and we will remain focused on optimizing the venue layout and keeping a good cook team/taster ratio.

We are currently signing on sponsors to enjoy the benefits of our award-winning campaign, connect with potential customers and support non-profit organizations within our community. Click here to view sponsorship levels and benefits. Each festival sponsorship includes a four member cook team registration.

Cook team registration will open later this month so Eggheads will want to begin assembling their team. In addition, there will also be a non-profit category in which entry fees are waived and there is an opportunity to win a cash donation for the participating charity.

Taster registration will open as early as July so those who would like to sample the delicious results of cooking on a Big Green Egg should “save the date” for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of food, fun and charity. Learn more at www.eggsonthebeach.com.

 

Details for Anniversary Event & Grilling Expo, April 1 & 2

Join us this weekend for the Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event and Grilling Expo Grilling Expo, April 1 & 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is our opportunity to thank the community for supporting us over the years.

One of the most popular aspects of our Anniversary event has been our grilling demonstrations, so this year we added a Grilling Expo. Grill professionals will lead an array of demonstrations on premium grills including AOG, Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, Fire Magic, and Twin Eagles.

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Grilling demos include:

Grilling a full country breakfast (Lydon Lewis on Fire Magic)

Dutch Oven Cooking (Doug Mordecai on Big Green Egg)

Grilled Desserts (Jim-Ed Metts on Broilmaster Grill.)

How to Smoke Award Winning Ribs (Wayne Paul on Memphis Pellet Grill)

Grilling the Perfect Pork Tenderloin (it’s pork-a-licious!)

Personal pizzas on the grill (family fun)

 

Outdoor Living Experts

Throughout the weekend, outdoor living experts and furniture specialists with Brown Jordan, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Tropitone, Polywood, Telescope and Ratana will be on hand to answer questions and provide expert advice and recommendations.

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Sale Prices

Save big on Bay Breeze Patio’s most popular outdoor furniture brands including Tropitone, Winston, Jensen Leisure, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Lane Venture, Tommy Bahama, Polywood, Breezesta, and Seaside Casual as well as all in-stock wicker.

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Anniversary weekend discounts on premium grills, including Twin Eagles, AOG, Big Green Egg and Broilmaster.

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Gas log sets by Empire Comfort, Superior and RH Peterson will also be discounted 15 percent.

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A truckload sale of outdoor art, silk floral arrangements and trees

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Join us Friday and Saturday (April 1 & 2), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’ll be celebrating outdoor living at its finest and ready to help you get your patio for spring!

Bay Breeze Patio Anniversary Event, April 1-2

Save the date! The Bay Breeze Patio Annual Anniversary Event has become an anticipated happening here in Destin. We’ll be celebrating our 12th year serving the Emerald Coast on April 1 & 2, 2016 and the annual anniversary event is our opportunity to show our thanks for your support, friendship and patronage over the last dozen years.

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We’ll be featuring:

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  • Grilling demonstrations and tastings presented by grill masters with premier grill brands, including Big Green Egg.
  • Outdoor living experts with premier outdoor furniture brands and highly anticipated special sale pricing.
  • Fireplace and firepit experts and demo truck
  • Discounted gas log sets
  • Truckload of florals, trees and artwork on sale

More details coming soon!

 

The anniversary event takes place rain or shine at Bay Breeze Patio in Miramar Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Make plans to join us for this fun annual tradition and enjoy big savings to update your outdoor living space for spring!

 

 

“Grilling the Feast” Cooking Class Nov. 17 at Bay Breeze Patio

The countdown is on for one of the nation’s most delicious holidays, Thanksgiving! As you begin to plan your menu consider joining us for “Grilling the Feast” Thanksgiving Cooking Class on Nov. 17 at Bay Breeze Patio from 1-3 p.m. We’ll share tips, tricks and recipes for creating the most delectable Thanksgiving feast outdoors.

We will feature techniques for:
– grilling a turkey on a Willmington Grill
– cooking a rotisserie turkey on the Fire Magic Grill
– smoking a prime rib on the Big Green Egg

The cooking class will highlight recipe and seasoning options, cooking times and tips on cooking the most tender and flavorful meats for the Thanksgiving feast. The session will also highlight suggested sides that may also be cooked on the grill and even some sweet ideas for grilled deserts.

The class is appropriate for all skill levels and participants will receive a free Wayne’s Get Grillin’ Rub as a gift for attending the class. The cost is $10/person and proceeds benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. To register, email wayne@baybreezepatio.com or call Bay Breeze Patio at 850-269-4666. Click here for map and directions.

Make the visit dual purpose and check out our great deals on outdoor furniture, fabrics and accessories to give your patio a fresh look before friends and family arrive for the holidays.

Can’t make the class, check out the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association Consumer Holiday Cooking Tips Fact Sheet.