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Sat, Jul 22


16515 W Dorembus Rd

Chef Harvest

Come join us for a camp out, epic food, games, and BBQ competition! We'll start on Saturday morning, but you can come camp on Friday evening if you want to do both nights!

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Chef Harvest
Chef Harvest

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jul 23, 2023, 2:00 PM

16515 W Dorembus Rd, 16515 W Dorembus Rd, Trivoli, IL 61569, USA


About the event

11th Annual HOI Chefs Family Picnic and BBQ Competition

Sunday July 23th 11 AM

Lunch starting at 1:00 PM

Chef Keith's Campground - Hannah City

The picnic is open to all current dues paid members and their families.

The Chapter will supply soda, water, ice, and tableware.

The deadline to RSVP is by 12 PM Tuesday, July 19th.

11th Annual BBQ Competition

Pork Loin

Each contestant will be provided with 1 boneless pork loin.

Contestants may pick up their pork loin at ICC (confirm date and time pickup with

Chef Charles)

Judging will be based on

50 Points - Taste

25 Points - Texture

20 Points -Creativity of Flavor

5 Points - Creative use of Shrimp

Judging begins at 11:30 AM so please have your pork loin ready to present. Those not ready by 11:30 to present will be disqualified from the judge's choice judging.

The pork loin MUST spend some time on a smoker as part of the cooking process.

Accompaniments for the pork loin are acceptable. Pork loin may be served hot or cold. Three portion of pork loin with accompaniments (containers provided) will be presented for the judge's competition.

Wire and aluminum foil chafing dishes (if serving hot) will be on site for you to place your food in if you choose. Please bring with you serving utensils and a table tent with name of the dish and any flavor profile of the food people should be aware of (spiciness, allergens, etc).

The pork loin will be judged 2 ways:

Judge's Choice - blind tasting: containers will be provided. See rules above on what is allowed in the containers for the judges.

People's Choice - members may bring as many family members as they wish (with RSVP). Each member will get a ticket to vote and if they bring guests, 1 additional ticket for voting in people's choice

There will be 1st and 2nd place in both categories. 1st place for Judge's Choice will also receive the HOI Chefs BBQ Traveling Trophy. In the event of a tie for people's choice, the higher of the judge's score will be the tiebreaker.

The deadline to register to compete is by 12 PM Sunday, July 16th

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