First Annual Made for KC BBQ Championship
|Pitmasters throughout the region are preparing to fire up their grills to enter the first Made for Kansas City BBQ Championship. This unique competition comes with a total purse of $46,000 and the opportunity to set up shop for a year at a barbeque-themed restaurant inside the New Terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
The Made for Kansas City BBQ Championship is set for June 10-11, at Worth Harley-Davidson near the airport in Kansas City, Missouri. The Outstanding Hospitality Management Group (OHM) is pleased to partner with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and Old-World Spices & Seasonings (OWS) to present this annual barbeque contest.
“When we think of Kansas City we think of barbeque and OHM is committed to delivering a uniquely Kansas City barbeque experience to visitors at the airport,” said Milan Patel, president, and chief executive officer of OHM. “This competition, the winning pitmaster or cook team, and the barbeque restaurant are the first of their kind anywhere in the world. Our commitment to ‘local means local’ is evident in our many partnerships to deliver the food and beverage offerings at the New Terminal at KCI and extending into this competition.”
Each year, the newly-crowned Grand Champion will receive a licensing opportunity for one year in an 8,000 square foot restaurant located in Concourse B at KCI. The menu will feature the award-winning recipes as part of the overall concessions program to celebrate local restaurateurs and showcase Kansas City businesses. Additional restaurant features will include The Barbeque Hall of Fame with images, memorabilia, and information about the Kansas City Barbeque Society, American Royal World Series of Barbecue™, and Operation BBQ Relief. There will also be the Meat Mitch BBQ dining experience in Concourse A with a fun backyard patio design.
“From the inception of the New Terminal at Kansas City International Airport we have been intent on having local flavor throughout the facility,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “Having competition-winning barbecue offerings that change each year perfectly fits the bill.”
The first Made for Kansas City BBQ Championship would not be possible without the generous support of key local barbeque non-profit organizations and their deep knowledge of the history of barbeque.
“We are thrilled to help the OHM Group authentically tell the story of competition barbeque in the KC region to travelers coming to or passing through Kansas City,” stated Emily Detwiler, chief executive officer of KCBS.
Competition Qualifications and How to Enter
Interested teams can register online through the KCBS website at http://www.kcbs.us, starting Feb. 14, at 9 a.m. through Feb. 20, at midnight. All qualified entries will be placed into a drawing for the 36 available spots. The drawing will be held on Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. and will be shown on Facebook Live. Those chosen will be notified by KCBS.
About the Competition
About Outstanding Hospitality Management Group (OHM) is a Missouri headquartered Airport F&B Concessionaire. OHM operates a diverse portfolio of in-demand local, regional, national, and international restaurants at 13 of the nation’s best airports.
About the Kansas City Barbeque Society
About Old World Spices & Seasonings
About Build KCI