Chris Meikrantz 
Fireside Kitchens & Grills 


Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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The Augusta Commons 
836 Reyonlds Street
Augusta, GA 30901

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Pig Out in the Park

Fireside Hamburger Cooking Competition...

Kids Teams Only!!


Calling all kids ages 10-15!

You're invited to join the Augusts Georgia Parks & Recreation Department & Fireside Kitchens & Grills for a cooking competition featuring 12 teams of 2 kids (with a parent) ages 10 to 15 using grills to cook the perfect burger. This event is judged by local judges during the First Amateur Backyard Barbeque Cook-Off Competition - Pig Out in the Park on June 9th.  Fireside Kitchens & Grills of Augusta, GA is sponsoring the kids hamburger cook-off  along with  Lanier's Fresh Meat Market sponsoring the meat that will be used by the kds for this competion. . 

Each team will consist of 2 kids (ages 10 to 15 only) accompanied by an adult to manage the opening and closing of the grill.

Grills will be provided by Fireside Kitchens & Grills and will be onsite with everything you need provided ( grill, charcoal, starter bricks, ash tool and grill gripper)  If you have other tools you want to bring then that's great!  Bring it on.

What do you bring?   You bring the secret ingredients that make your burgers the best on earth.  We'll have ground beef and you bring anything else you want to add.  Get creative, use bacon, sausage, onions mushrooms, lots of cheese, peppers and anything else you think is vital to creating the perfect burger. And bring buns- get creative with what you use here too!

Oh wow, I almost forgot, DO NOT FORGET THE ADULT, no kids teams will be allowed to participate without a parent/adult to manage the grill for them, no exceptions.  The parent is not to tell the kids what to do but to simply lift and close the grill to ensure that we all have an awesome time and a SAFE TIME.


How much will I cook?  That will depend upon the judges as you need to cook enough for each one, no more than 6 burgers will be cooked per team.

What is judged?  Taste, appearance of the plate (pretty it up with parsley, chips, whatever you want but make it look delicious.  Be sure that everything on your plate is edible.   Everyone will use the same paper plates so don’t worry about bringing that.

Who will judge the burgers?  Local udges that are judging the BBQ event.

What do I bring?  Everything that you will need except the grill, Charcoal, starter, ash tool and grill lifter, presentation plates and ground beef.   So all the stuff you plan to add, everything you will put on your plate (including buns), anything you will need to cook with (tongs, spatula, etc).  If you want to cook on cast iron cooking grates then bring them we will be providing the Stainless Steel grates that come standard.   We will have a table for 2 teams to share so if you need more space please bring a card table.   Clorox wipes are highly recommended so you can keep your utensils clean during the cooking.

What if I’m not used to the this type of grill?  Don’t worry we will have experts on hand to help you get lit up and answer any questions.

What do the adult team members do?  Light the grill, open and close the grill, assist the kids in anything they need preventing them from getting burned and keeping them safe.

What can the adult team members NOT do?  Cook the meal and prep the meal, it’s a kids competition, please let the kids have this one.   The kids will do a GREAT job if you let them.

What about tickets to get in? There will be no cost for the kids to get into the event. 

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to both kids on the team. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PRIZES

Any further questions please direct them to me at or 

Looking forward to a great time.

Greig McCully

Team Fireside