Cook Team Registration Now Open for the Sixth Annual “Eggs On the Beach” Cooking Competition , Sept. 28

We are excited to announce that cook team registration is now open for the Sixth Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition, which will be held on Saturday, Sept.28, 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 cooking competition features many opportunities for cook teams to compete and win in a variety of categories, including “People’s Choice Awards”, “Judges Awards”, Non-profit cash awards, best booth décor award and more.

To participate, cook teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as celebrity judges. 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 2019 event, teams have the opportunity to win in a variety of categories. Cook teams may now enter in one of three divisions—corporate cook teams, backyard cook teams and non-profit cook teams. We’re also working on a great new group of celebrity judges, which will be announced this summer.

The Backyard Cook Team with the most taster votes will win the grand prize—a large Big Green Egg (valued at $1,110).  Second place will receive a medium Big Green Egg and third place will win a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg. The top three Corporate Cook Teams with the most votes will earn trophies, and grilling accessories.

Non-profit Cook Teams have a chance to win cash prizes toward their cause. The team with the most taster votes will earn a $3,000 cash donation toward their cause. Second place will earn $2,000 and $1,000 will go to the third-place winner. All teams are eligible for the Judges’ Awards and the top three winning teams will be presented a trophy by a celebrity judge. Prizes will also be given for “best booth décor” and “best bite cooked with Knob Creek Bourbon”.

Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit two local charities—The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families ensuring family members can be together during treatment for serious illness or physical/occupational therapy. Food For Thought aims to end food insecurity by serving students in Okaloosa and Walton County with backpacks filled with healthy meals and snacks for nights and weekends. In addition, tickets may be purchased for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other items donated by area businesses with these proceeds also benefiting the charity partners.  In the past five years, Eggs on the Beach has raised nearly $136,000 for local charities.

For those who are interested in owning a Big Green Egg, the Demo Eggs that are used during the event will be pre-sold with nest (metal stand) and plate setter for a discounted price. Both Large and XL Eggs will be sold and all come with a limited lifetime warranty. Demo Eggs can be picked up after the event, between 4 – 5 p.m. on September 28.

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, which are competing for a cash donation toward their cause. To register a non-profit call us at 1-850-269-4666.

Taster tickets are also on sale now with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit