About The Competition – 2019 DATE TBA


State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off combines agriculture, welding, science, and culinary skill.


BBQ brings together our communities and can spark small town pride (and rivalries). We celebrate the cultural significance of BBQ and want to encourage the craft for generations to come.

Real World Competition

There's no better way to apply skills and learn than real-world competition. We provide the arena so the students can showcase their talents.

State of Texas Seal

Message From Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texans have perfected the art of barbecue, and people from all corners of the Lone Star State love to show off their mastery of this cooking craft. Sometime, the only way to determine who really has the best barbecue is a friendly cook-off such as this one. Texans also love competition, and I wish all of the students and coaches the best of luck.

I have no doubt the contestants will churn out some of Texas’ tastiest treats during this competition and I commend the event organizers for encouraging our youth to expand their skills across a variety of educational disciplines.

Top Five From Each Category Will Be Awarded:

Beef Brisket

Pork Ribs

1/2 Chicken

Best Beans

Best Dessert

Best Dressed

Best BBQ Sauce

Best Potato Salad


Most School Spirit

(anything on a smoker)

Best Student Built Pit

Fired up to compete?