The CasaBlanca Resort, Mesquite’s premier Resort/Casino, will once again be the site of the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championships August 31-September 2. With $40,000 in prize money, this is one of the biggest purses on the BBQ circuit.
This year’s event will have even more excitement than ever! Kelly Wertz, the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Grand Champion and operator of the award winning 4 Legs Up BBQ & Steakhouse in Great Bend, KS will kick things off with his Learn to BBQ Class*** from 8AM-4PM on Friday 8/31. His class will cover everything from utensils to techniques, chicken to brisket.
As if Kelly’s class isn’t thrilling enough, where would the competition be without judges? Ever want to learn how to be a KCBS BBQ judge? Here is your golden opportunity. The KCBS Judging Class*** will be heldFriday as well. Doors open at 5:30PM.
What will make the 2012 event truly unforgettable? The Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship has been selected as an automatic qualifier to the World Food Championships for its BBQ Division! This means that the Mesquite winner will get the chance to compete against BBQ champions from around the world.
The World Food Championships, hosted by Man v Food Nation’s Alan Richman, is a four day food festival and competition that will feature culinary champions in all walks of life squaring off for food supremacy and $300,000 in cash in seven different categories. For more information about the World Food Championships visit www.WorldFoodChampionships.com.
The Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship is excited to welcome The KCBS Great American BBQ Tour to our festivities. The tour, now in its’ fifth year travels the nation to show millions of Americans what competition BBQ is about. We are honored to be included with the elite of BBQ competitions.
***For registration information and cost for either class, please call 888-711-4653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special room rates are also available for class participants. A full Schedule of Events is located on the mesquitebbqchampionship.com website.