3rd Annual Santa Anita Park Winners' Circle BBQ Championship
3rd Annual Santa Anita Winners' Circle BBQ Championship
KCBS 4 Meat State Championship/CBBQA Team of the Year Event
$18,000 in total prize pruse ($15,000 for KCBS + $3,000 for People's Choice)
Date: March 22, 2014
Location: Santa Anita Race Park (infield)
Google Map - http://g.co/maps/mj245
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91007
Unfortunately pets are not allowed at this venue, please leave them at home
Team Specific Information
There are 3 somewhat separate events going on simultaneously at this event. Details in the sections below.
1. KCBS Championship Series, 4 Meat State Championship, Jack/Royal Qualifier (with 25 teams), KCBS/CBBQA ToY, $15,000 prize pool
2. MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge (in order to compete in this you MUST be entered in the KCBS contest), $3,000 prize pool SOLD OUT
3. Rib Row (you may choose to enter this OR the MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge, teams cannot enter BOTH) SOLD OUT
There is no direct sales/vending of BBQ or Food to the public for cash at this event.
Teams may enter in any ONE of the following methods:
KCBS State Champ ONLY
Rib Row ONLY... SOLD OUT
KCBS + Rib Row... SOLD OUT
KCBS + MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge... SOLD OUT
Teams participating in either the MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge or Rib Row will automatically get 20 x 40 spaces, at no additional charge, but will have to comply with EHD regulations (see below)
Competing teams WILL be allowed to sell (for cash) Team (Logo) merchandise (including rubs & sauces), as long as you specify this on your entry as well complete and provide us with this form - http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe410d.pdf Keep in mind that public sampling of these items is not allowed by the EHD, without a permit (they can fine you directly).
This is for ANY vehcile which needs to be directly on/in the contest site.
Any team who wishes to load in on Thurs (3/20/14) may do so from 6-9pm.
1. Teams with vehicles <11' high will be able to enter the track via a tunnel WITH A FACILITY ESCORT nearly anytime that a race is not taking place, after 10am Fri (3/21/14)
2. Teams will be allowed to park vehicles at their camps overnight but will most likely need to move them to a designated parking area by 9am on turn in day.
3. Teams with vehicles >11' will ONLY be allowed to enter/exit the infield via bridge which will be available Thurs (3/20/14) approx. 5pm for load in and & Sat approx 7pm for load out. All vehicles which need to load in during this time MUST be onsite by 5pm THURS 3/20/14, NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. Normal sized vehicles (<7"6") will have near 24 hour access, outside of 10am-6pm on turn in day (3/22/14).
If you wish to keep an over sized vehicle nearby (the equivalent to 1 block away from the contest site), we can accommodate that as well, please notify us.
Info for PUBLIC Attendees
Public Admission $5 (to the venue, which includes a day at the races!), Parking $4/per car/truck
Website - http://www.santaanitabbq.com
KCBS 4 Meat State Championship
KCBS Contest Rules can be found here (PDF) - http://kcbs.us/pdf/2014_rules.pdf
20x20 standard sites, larger site available for additional fee, (20x40 is included if you are PC/Rib Row - see above)
20 amp electrical (upgrade to 30 amp. available for additional fee)
Teams - $299 entry - http://bit.ly/1c5i3fr
Judging via the wait list - http://bit.ly/MT1fz6
KCBS Championship Payout Schedule
Each of the 4 Meat Categories (Totals $2,550 per category x 4 = $10,200 Category Payouts)
Overall ($4, 8 00.00 to be paid out in the overall category)
- Bc Smokers
- Jet Coatings "Monkey Style"
- Jet Coatings Country Style
- Simply Marvelous BBQ
- Kramer's Texas BBQ
- The Pit Crew BBQ of SoCal
- Ridge Route Boys BBQ
- Pit the Road BBQ
- Twisted Brisket
- Woodhouse Barbecue
- Wild Willy's Smokin Hot BBQ
- Smokin It Up BBQ
- Sweet Maisie-Rose BBQ Sultans of Smoke
- Funtime BBQ
- Thank The Lard BBQ
- Hog Heaven Sauces
- Vicious Smoke
- Rolling Bones Traveling BBQ Circus
- Cool Grilling
- The Whole Hog American Regional Smokehouse
- Smoke Hound BBQ
- Too Ashamed to Name
- Mad Dawgz BBQ
- When Pigs Fly BBQ
- 2nd To Last BBQ
- Grill Of His Dreams
- Smoking Tokin BBQ
- Big D's BBQ
- Rooftop Barbeque
- Woody's Bar-b-Que
- Smokin Steve's Pit BBQ
- Daddy O's Smokin' BBQ
- leftcoast q
- Dead Pig Walking
- My Smokin Grillfriend
- Lick Da Bone Bbq Team
- Three Ten BBQ
- Kill It & Grill It
- Starvin Marvins Bay Area BBQ
- Burnin and Lootin
- Lady of Q
- Meat, Inc.
- Holy Smokers
- All Hogs Sauced Up
- Ford Boys
- Smell My Butts
- Smokin' Mo's bbq Team
- Rack'Em and Smoke'Em BBQ
- Steve's and Beeve's
- Duff BBQ
- Smoqued BBQ
- D's Smokehouse
- Smokin' Hart's
- Smokin 8 0 5
- Patio PItmasters
- ZZYZX BBQ
- Desperado BBQ
- Big Pig BBQ
Health Dept Rules & Regulations
This is for MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge & Rib Row TEAMS ONLY SOLD OUT
1.Serving and preparation area must be fully enclosed with 4 walls and a roof, we will place you on concrete or wood floor.
2.Serving and preparation area must have pass through windows for customer service (no bigger than 216 square inches).
3.Barbecues must be located next to the booth and safely away from the public.
4.Serving and preparation area must have a hand washing facility with water at least 110Â°F, a catch bucket, a single service soap dispenser, paper towels, and a trash container.
5.Serving and preparation area must have a three-compartment ware washing sink with hot (120Â°F) and cold water (up to 4 booths may â€śshareâ€ť a warewashing sink).
EHD Form - to be posted shortly
All PC Teams must have entered the contest and completed the EHD paperwork (to be provided) by 3/1/14.
LA County EHD is now waiving all fees for Temporary Food Facility permits for United States Military Veterans. Yes you read that right, if there is a vet on your team, your PC is EHD fee free!
The Veteran must: List his/her name as the â€śownerâ€ť on the EHD permit, Include a copy of his/her 214 federal form with submission of the EHD permit (electronic/scanned submission is acceptable), by 3/1/14 and lastly be present (with valid ID) on the day of the event
Teams with Veteran exemptions will still need to complete the EHD form and comply with the EHD rules.
RVâ€™S, Trailers & the EHD
It is acceptable to use an RV or trailer with a "kitchen" sink setup, in accordance with EHD requirements, as long as your space is enclosed. This means if you have an open door you will need to have screens in place to "seal" that area off. Keep in mind the inspector will need to enter your "vehicle" to do their inspection. Teams that go this route will still need to serve out of an enclosed tent with at least a front screen (w/2 openings), which MUST contain a basic hand wash station (see above). Product can be carried COVERED from your prep area to your serving tent.
BBQ Food items being vended to the public via MAK Grills "People's Choice Challenge" or Rib Row do NOT have to be cooked under KCBS standards (i.e. use of propane is acceptable)
MAK Grills "People's Choice Challenge"
Normal attendance is: 8,000-10,000, last year we topped 14,000
PC Payback is 75% (paid <30 days post event, or sooner), less any EHD fees. Last year most teams were paid within 10 days.
EHD Fee is $160, Santa Anita will subsidize the first 15 teams who sign up as follows:
PC teams turning in 400 tickets or less will pay $160 toward EHD fees.
PC teams turning in 401- 8 0 0 tickets will pay $100 toward EHD fees.
PC teams turning in 8 0 1 - 1,400 tickets will pay $50 toward EHD fees.
PC teams turning in >1,400 tickets will pay $0 toward EHD fees.
Please keep in mind that this is TICKETS NOT TASTES/SAMPLES!
Teams will be able to vend (for tickets) 2-3oz. samples of BBQ meats for 2 tickets, Ribs are 3 tickets.
NEW THIS YEAR: Each team can designate a single item (which must feature/contain BBQ meat) as a featured item which they will sell for up to 6 tickets.
Each (duplicated) feature item will only be allowed to be represented by 3 teams, so first to sign up gets priority.
These featured items, can include other non-bbq'ed items (like buns, slaw, chips, etc.)
Voting will take place from 11:00a - 3:00p, you are encouraged to sell beyond then, so be sure to have enough samples to cover this time frame. No PC ticket votes will count after the 3:00 turn in time.
The public receives 1 vote tix for every 10 taste tickets purchased onsite, as well as at least one VOTE ticket in each pre-sale ticket package.
Next we've added the single most requested prize item to this part of the event - CASH MONEY!
MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge PRIZES are based on VOTES (as follows), not total sales.
Grand Champion MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge = $1,500
Reserve Grand Champion MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge = $1,000
3rd place MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge = $500'
The MAK Grills PC Challenge is a â€śvoter drivenâ€ť contest where your BBQ is judged by the attendees. Your emphasis should be on quality and pleasing your BBQ fans. Each of your servings are taste portions (other than your featured item), and these should be approximately 2 ounces. You may serve additional items such as pig candy, ribs and even a (single) featured dish at various price points ranging from 1-6 tickets. Be creative and make your BBQ stand out. Here is our suggested pricing.
1 ticket: Pig Candy, Moink Balls, etc.
2 tickets: 2 ounce servings of bbq meats
3 tickets: one rib (this will be the standard price)
4-6 tickets: Featured Item - pulled pork sammies, BBQ Sunday, bbq nachos, etc.
All items served must contain at least one bbq component, examples; Nachos which contain - chips, sauce/cheese, and pulled pork, Mac & Cheese with bacon or or pig candy crumble or, a baked potato topped with a bbq meat and sauce. If your featured item does not contain a bbq meat component, it will be disqualified and you will only be able to serve it after the PC challenge ends at 3:00pm. We strongly encourage you to check with us first to insure your featured dish qualifies. You will need to provide all needed supplies for this contest (serving cups, forks, napkins, etc.).
Our intention is to give you more creative freedom and a higher ticket value without the worry of providing a huge multi item menu. And, your judges benefit from now having the option to get more than just a taste when they get to your window.
Teams can enter this event separately (solely), and do not have to cook the KCBS State Championship
Teams CANNOT enter this AND the MAK Grills People's Choice Challenge, it's one or the other.
Benefits to teams:
No menu planning
No potential for loss on unsold product
Known net return
No need to shop for and/or transport product
No significant cash outlay up front
No ticket counting
Paid a set fee per rack cooked/served
NO EHD Fees
As a Rib Row Team you will need to do/provide the following:
Prep racks of ribs (which will be provided to you) for cooking (which could include trimming)
Supply rub & sauce (seasoning) to use on ribs
Supply cooker(s) with enough capacity to cook a minimum of 100 racks of ribs to be served during serving time (11am-4:30pm)
Supply cooker fuel and/or smoke wood for cooking
Ability to hold product at safe temperature for extended time
Supply all tools, equipment, supplies needed for cooking/service
All necessary labor to prep, cook and serve ribs to the public (in trade for tickets), using proper food handling procedures
Setup and maintain EHD required serving/prep tent
All done onsite
Display Business/Team Signage, Pass out business cards or other promotional material (this is encouraged!)