Register – 2019 DATE TBA

Are you ready to compete?

Here's what you need to know

This event is open to the public to attend, as well as a great team building event for schools and students who wish to participate. School Districts and teams will be competing for the title of

State of Texas High School BBQ Grand Champion

Additionally, all our teams compete for the title and awards in additional categories. We know you’ll find this to be a one of a kind learning and competition experience around MEAT, SMOKE, FIRE, PITS, AND OUTDOOR COOKING.

Don’t Forget: As part of the competition, all teams are encouraged to set up elaborate spaces to welcome folks to join in on the fun and show school and team spirit as well as have team uniforms. Examples include: Matching shirts, Chef Coats, School T-shirts, etc. Get creative and show your school Pride!

Here's what we need to know

If you have an issue/question, please contact Chef Mike Erickson at

If you don't have a team name at time of registration, please use your school name. If you have multiple teams from one school, please be sure to add numbers (ex. "Burnet HS 1", "Burnet HS 2")
Registration for the State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off is $200. Make checks payable to: Burnet High School Culinary Arts, 1000 Green Mile Road, Burnet, Texas 78611 ATTENTION: Jan Holder
Optional - Team member names can change up to the day before the event and substitutions can be made
All meats must be prepared on site. Meats will be judged on taste, cut, tenderness and appearance. No pre made spices, sauces, rubs, ingredients. Everything must be made, measured, and cooked on site by the students themselves. Each team is allowed 2 Adult Mentors who may only verbally communicate with their team from outside the 20X20 area designated for cooking. MENTORS MAY NOT TOUCH ANY EQUIPMENT OR PRODUCT! Contestants are responsible for the removal of all trash, ashes and debris. Availability of electricity is limited. No vehicles, driven, towed and any others are allowed in the cooking area after pits and equipment are dropped off. Each team must provide one working fire extinguisher at check in and registration and have it present in their pit area at all times of the competition,.
Before you submit your registration, don't forget to download the Teacher's Guide to the State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off