Do you know someone who makes incredible BBQ? Well guess what? They could WIN BIG (Green Egg, that is) this Fourth of July here in Saratoga Springs. Saratoga’s All-American Celebration today announced a new event for this year’s 6th Annual Saratoga’s All-American Celebration—the “Mom & Pop BBQ Competition,” to be held Thursday, July 4th 4-7pm, at the Saratoga Downtowner parking lot right in the heart of our gorgeous downtown.
“After six years, we are thrilled to bring a fresh, new component to our Celebration,” said Kate Jarosh, President, Board of Directors. “Great cooks have been tasting local restaurant’s creations in our BBQ Fest since 2008 and now they have the chance to flex their culinary muscles themselves. This unique event pairs contestants with local celebrities as sous chefs to create amazing dishes for the judges. It is sure to be a lot of fun for contestant and spectator alike!”
Nominations are now open for this event (click here to enter a nominee) and kids of every age (parents feel free to help) are encouraged to submit a nomination form for Mom, Dad or both. Four teams will be chosen from the nominations to compete and will be paired with one of our local personalities to create the final team. Each team will choose three recipes to prepare for the judges on the 4th and one team will win. The winning team will receive a medium Big Green Egg, compliments of Adirondack Appliance! BlueStar equipment for the contest is provided by Adirondack Appliance and food for the contest is provided by Healthy Living Market and Cafe.
“We could not have this event without the generosity of Adirondack Appliance and Healthy Living Market and Cafe,” Jarosh continued. “They understand the great need to have a local, free event for the public to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Our partnership is invaluable and we cannot thank them enough for their support!”
Teams will prepare their dishes side by side with a sous chef, thanks to local personalities Father Paul Borowski of St. Clement’s Church, Todd Shimkus of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Scott Johnson.
These dishes will be judged by SCCC Instructor Melissa Doney of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen Season 8 and lead culinary instructor for Shop Rite, Ashley Dingeman from Saratoga Food Fanatic and me! Mamatoga Favorite 101.3 The Jockey will be broadcasting live from the event with all the delicious details.
Visit their website here to make a nomination by June 20th and learn more about this year’s amazing Celebration. I can't wait to be a judge alongside these two fabulous women, come on down and see who wins! Now go nominate the BEST BBQ chef you know! xoxo