Fire and Ice !
As a top scoring competitive BBQ team, Big Dog BBQ VA was invited to participate in the 2016 Fire and Ice Women's Championship Barbecue Series which was held at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. It was an honor to be one of ten women-led teams chosen for this inaugural event.
The Big Dog team successfully made the 940 mile trip and assembled the on-site facilities for the BBQ portion of the competition. First round Friday evening was a two hour cook's choice to be prepared on a Bull grill using charcoal provided by the sponsor, Cowboy Charcoal. Chef Theresa prepared grilled sea scallops with an orange ginger and roasted garlic vinaigrette on a bed of baby greens highlighted with seared lemon slices.
Round two was a standard Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition consisting of chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket.
We were very happy with our entries in both rounds and apparently pleased some of the judges also since our overall final standing was sixth. Considering the fierce competition from the other female pitmasters, we were happy with the results. Our prize was a banner and a gift certificate for $1000 worth of diamonds from one of the sponsors. But even more, we were able to meet and compete against some wonderful people, a super memory!