Chefs, would-be chefs, chefs who would be king, or anyone else that would like to be a barbecue legend for a day are invited to the first-ever Bullfrog Competition Barbeque.
A new, competitive event, “The Bullfrog” is designed to challenge local culinary artists, showcase their delectable talents, intermingle island chefs with top Northwest chefs and serve as a vital fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
“The Bullfrog” will take place on Saturday, June 21 at the Port of Orcas Park.
The entry fee is $100 per team of two people. Additional team members will be required to pay $50 each. Entry categories are red meat, poultry, seafood and frogs’ legs. Each team entry will serve 30 people. After the judging, the specialties will be served as the final part of the fundraiser.
Judges for the event are Holly Smith of Café Juanita in Kirkland, Vuong Loc of the Portage Restaurant in Seattle, and Nancy Leson, “Seattle Times” restaurant critic and KPLU radio’s “Food for Thought” host. Entries will be judged on technique, cleanliness, presentation and taste.
The Port of Orcas Park is located at the corner of Mt. Baker Road and North Beach Road in Eastsound. Set-up is Friday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 7 to 8 a.m.
Gates open at 10 a.m. June 21 with music at noon and judging at 1:30 p.m. Tasting will begin after the awards ceremony.
Tickets to attend the event and to sample the entries are $15 and are on sale at Darvill’s Bookstore and Country Corner.
For team registration, contact Valerie Moriarty through the mail at PO Box 273, Eastsound 98245, or at Frontline Call Center at 46 Prune Alley, or by phone at 376-4593 or 622-6084.