For the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cook Off, I was invited into the Kilowatt Kookers tent. Everyone was very nice and I had a really good time. Here are some of my pics.
I woke up early and snapped a pic of CoCo and I before I left for the Cook Off.
I found parking a few blocks away for $30.
I took a Pedi-Cab from Rosie to the NRG Stadium parking lot where the Cook Off was being held.
Rosie was quite a character.
Here are all of the booths. Lots of cooking going on.
Here are all of the cooking teams.
The staff at the Info Booth is always very helpful.
Here is the Kilowatt Kookers’ tent.
It is one of the larger tents at the cook off.
In these next photos, they are preparing their brisket entry for the contest.
Some beautiful meat.
The slicing is very important.
The smell was incredible.
Attention was paid to every detail.
A clean food tray is also important.
After slicing, the brisket is prepared to go in the food tray.
Notice here that he is cutting the brisket slices to the exact same size as the food tray. This has to do with presentation.
A thing of beauty.
That looks so delicious.
Squeezing out some juice.
And a close-up.
After the entry is placed in a food tray, a judge will tape it up and then the team delivers it to the judges.
Shots for everybody after the final entry is entered into the contest.
Such fun people.
2023 Kilowatt Kookers Team
Grilled chicken breasts that looked so good.
Fun, friendly team members.
Teaching the kids how to sauce the ribs.
This photo is mouth-watering.
Beautiful racks of ribs.
A photo of Drew and I. Drew was a really great host to me and I hope I’m invited back next year.
Cutting up the chicken breasts.
Ready to serve.
About that time, the ribs were ready to come out.
And the cutting began.
As a meat lover, this is Heaven.
Ready to eat.
It takes a lot of people to make up a good BBQ Cook Off team.
The ribs were fantastic.
All good BBQ teams have beautiful ladies.
Hot and crispy.
Raedy to serve.
Made by a pro.
Nothing beats hot, fresh food.
And these empanadas were great.
The bar staff were also very friendly. I only had one coke because I don’t like to drink while I’m working.
Friendly, smiling faces that were eager to serve up your favorite drink.
This is the food service staff.
They helped fill people’s plates as the walked down the line.
All of the food looked, smelled and tasted great.
Gotta have potato salad, pickles and onions with BBQ.
Everyone really loved their experience in the Kilowatt Kookers tent, myself included.
There was plenty of food for all to eat.
And lots of room to eat.
These two lovely ladies were kind enough to pose for me with their food.
And a close-up.
A great meal served by a wonderful team.
Having a BBQ team can be expensive, hard work, time-consuming and exhausting.
But seeing all of the smiling faces of all the people that were pleased by your efforts can be the pay-off.
When everybody is happy, it worked out well.
One last shot of the food servers. They did a great job.
The Cook Off also has live concerts.
These shows always draw a crowd.
Mounted police. Nice guys.
This concludes my post about the BBQ Cook Off for 2023. Hopefully, I’ll be back at Kilowatt Kookers next year.
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