Who Can Be a CONTESTANT?
Anyone who is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). For a KCBS membership application call 816-765-5891. You just need to love cooking on a BBQ grill and want to compete. The price is $185 per team plus $20 if electricity is needed. This event includes cooking and judging in 4 meat categories.
What is 48BarBQ?
We call the Lawrence SERTOMA Cook-off the 48 BarBQ because we limit the competition to 48 teams competing for $4,800 in 48 categories. It’s a BBQ battle of professionals and amateur cooks to win dollar prizes and ribbons. The public is invited to sample meats prepared for judging in a separate "People's Choice" contest. The event has been sanctioned by KCBS. Our competition is a State Championship, so our Grand Champion winner gets to compete in the American Royal Cook-Off!
The money raised through our FUN-raising events have helped our community parks, city buildings and a variety of children’s projects for eighty years. 100% of the funds from our 48 BarBQ will be used to make it possible to continue these worthwhile projects. Over 50% of the money will be used for children and adults with speech, language and/or hearing disorders in Lawrence and Douglas County through our relationship with the Business-Education Partnership (USD 497) and the Schiefelbusch Clinic at the University of Kansas.