Calling on kids for a burger building competition.
There will be plenty to eat.
The Smoke on the Coast barbecue competition is returning to Whangateau Holiday Park on Saturday April 24.
Last year’s competition was delayed until December due to Covid-19, but it is ordinarily held in April which is why it is taking place just four months after the previous event.
Organiser Derrick Paull says it hasn’t dampened enthusiasm – in fact, this year’s competition entry is up by eight teams, including 12 that have never competed before.
The public is invited to “just roll up” free of charge on Saturday to see the best in the barbie business and taste some sweet meats.
Derrick says last year the event sold out of meat by 1pm and this time supplies will be doubled.
An expanded “kids on fire” children’s burger competition will be held at midday. Budding chefs will be given 500 grams of prime brisket mince supplied by Aussie Butcher New Lynn.
Entrants are free to style the burger however they like, as long as it has a patty and a base.
Northland barbecue legend Ken Van Mackelbergh of Barbecue BOI has put up $500 worth of prizes for the kids’ competition.
Entries to the kids’ burger competition, as well as the Steak Cookoff Association main event, are open at the Smoke on the Coast page at www.iticket.co.nz.
This year, the top 10 steak cooks from the competition will compete in a second round to decide once and for all who has the steak with the most sizzle.