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25th March 2008
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New Event to Find the British BBQ Champions

The heat is on to find Britain’s BBQ champions, with a call out for 20 teams of up to five chefs to compete for the title. Some of the country’s top restaurants are expected to enter teams, each having to compete in four classes, preparing and cooking a brisket of beef, a joint of pork, pork ribs and chicken.

Rules for the competition are strict and follow the pattern of the European and World BBQ Championships. All the meat and professional barbequing equipment and facilities will be provided but there is still plenty of scope for individuality and flair, using all the available techniques of grilling, smoking broiling and marinades etc.

The British BBQ Championships are proud to announce that Laverstoke Park, the leading organic food producer founded and run by Jody Scheckter, will be the Sponsoring Partner for the event.

Jody Scheckter, the 1979 F1 World Champion, is excited about the prospects. “Growing up in South Africa, it was traditional to have a family BBQ nearly every weekend. It will be very exciting seeing and, more importantly, tasting how professional chefs barbeque and then progress to the world championships. This is a fantastic opportunity to initiate and support a great competition to showcase British food being expertly prepared in a truly healthy and practical way,” said Mr Scheckter. “Barbeques are becoming increasingly popular in the UK but so much of BBQ’d food is poorly cooked; by observing the skills and techniques of top professionals, I am hopeful that we will all be inspired!”.

The British BBQ Championships will be held in Ilminster, Somerset on 14th June. For more information and for entry forms, please visit

Completed entry forms need to be in by 30th April.


Further information about the Championships contact Michael Fry-Foley, Director 01460-54364

Further information about Laverstoke Park contact Katie Swinton-Clark on 01256 772807

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