King of the Grill
Saturday, August 26, 2017
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
55th Place South, Birmingham, AL 35212
King of the Grill, Growing Kings’ inaugural cooking competition, is a fundraising event sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite for learning more about the organization’s work and to sample Birmingham’s finest BBQ cuisines. The event will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 on 55th Place South in the Woodlawn Historic District. Birmingham is home to some of the country’s most delectable BBQ, and residents of the city will enjoy an afternoon full of music, camaraderie, and food! This event will engage a range of Growing Kings’ stakeholders, from program participants and their families to community supporters. Attendees will enjoy touring sponsored program tents to learn about our school-based mentoring program, Journey of a King, while pleasing their palates. The family friendly atmosphere of the event will provide individual, corporate, and foundation supporters to interact with the students and their families who benefit from the generosity of so many.
For this event, roughly twenty cooking teams will compete to be crowned King of the Grill. Each team will be paired with 1-2 students from our Prince Charming, Measures of a Man, or Scholars & Gentlemen programs. These students will act as cooking assistants to some of Birmingham’s finest amateur and professional BBQ chefs. Each team will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and representatives from our Presenting and Platinum-level sponsors. Dishes will be judged based on Taste, Aroma, Appearance, and Team Spirit. Teams will compete for a chance at six different highly coveted titles: Best Chicken Dish, Best Pork Dish, Best Beef Dish, Best Sauce, People’s Choice, and Best Overall. Along with bragging rights, the winning teams will be presented with a custom King of the Grill trophy.
Purchase your $15 Advanced tickets today! Kids 10 and under are free.
Sponsorship and Cook Team Registration
Teams will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and representatives from our Presenting and Platinum-level sponsors. Dishes will be judged based on Taste, Aroma, Appearance, and Team Spirit. Teams will compete for a chance at six different highly coveted titles: Best Chicken Dish, Best Pork Dish, Best Beef Dish, Best Sauce, People’s Choice, ad Best Overall. Teams may elect to compete in more than one category.
Click here to view our event sponsorship packet. If you are interested in serving as an event sponsor, please complete this online form.
General Cook Teams
General cook team registrations, with no sponsorship affiliations, are available for this event on the same online form. Limited cook team spots are available. Deadline to register is August 11, 2017.
Have questions? Send them to Growing Kings development associate, Ballard Jones, either by email or by phone at (205)417-2478 ext. 110.