The Great Australian BBQ is an Australian-wide barbecuing competition being held in Brisbane in 2014. The event is organised and funded by Queensland Meals on Wheels, and all funds raised will go towards the non-for-profit organisation.
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Can you barbecue? Are you up for a challenge? We’re looking for 6 teams of amateur chefs to compete in The Great Australian BBQ in 2014. Each team will comprise of 2 head chefs and 1 assistant. The competition will be filmed for a one-off reality TV Pilot episode and webisode. For the winning team of The Great Australian BBQ, there will be a major cash prize up for grabs!
To be considered, your team must be comprised of two head chefs and one assistant, all of whom are over the age of 18.
If you want to be part of The Great Australian BBQ 2014 then please ensure you read and understand the competition rules before expressing your interest in the form opposite!
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1. The Great Australian BBQ will be held in Brisbane, QLD in
2013/2014. The competition will run from 11am to 4pm.
2. There will be four compulsory categories in the competition
– Lamb, beef, pork and seafood. The meat used for the
contest may be fresh or frozen.
3. Definitions and restrictions for the four categories of meat
are as follows:
Lamb - Lamb rump may be used.
Beef - Rib fillet may be used. Corned beef is not allowed.
Pork - American pork ribs (including the bone) or Collar
Butt (Pork Shoulder bone in) Pork shall be cooked whole
(bone in or bone out) and shall not be separated during the
cooking process. At no time shall the meat once separated
be returned to a BBQ.
Seafood - Prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs or Whole fish / fish
fillets may be used.All cooking must be done using a BBQ.
Teams may use any type of wood or charcoal.
4. Other flammables (propane, compressed or liquid gas, etc.)
may be used within the BBQ ONLY to start the INITIAL fire.
No type of flammable may be used within the BBQ once
the meat has been placed there.
5. Electrical devices may be used within the BBQ as long
as they do not directly generate heat. Electric smokers,
holding ovens or any other devices with heat producing
electric coils are not allowed.
6. Each competing team shall supply all of their own meat,
cooking ingredients, cooking devices, utensils and tables.
The only things provided to the team are a regulation
cooking area of 3m x 3m, all necessary sanitary facilities
and 4 presenting plates which must be used when
presenting food to the judges.
7. Each team must comply with all applicable rules and
regulations of the Brisbane City Council Health & Safety
Department including, but not limited to the following:
a) Required temperature of meat before cooking
b) Required temperature of meat after cooking
c) Cleanliness of all members of the team
8. No animals of any kind are permitted within the assigned
team cooking area at any time throughout the duration of
9. Only 6 teams will be selected to compete in The Great
Australian Barbeque. Teams must be comprised of 3
people; 2 head chef and 1 assistant. The assistant is not
permitted to take part in any barbecuing. All cooking must
must be done by the two head chef.
10. These same 3 people must be registered on the initial
Application Form. Any changes to the team must be made
one month prior to the competition day.
11. Contestants must be 18 years and over.
12. Each team must check in at the registration area at 9am.
Teams will have access to their assigned area at 10am, but
will not be permitted to start barbecuing until the designated
starting time of 11am. The competition will run for 5 hours;
inclusive of cooking, resting and judging.
13. Teams must compete in all four categories. There will be 1
hour of cooking time for each category round. Each team
must cook large enough portions to serve the 4 judges.
14. Judging of the team’s dishes will involve each judge scoring
the meals out of 10 each round. The four categories will
be judged separately with the times staggered. The team
which has accrued the highest score at the end of the four
rounds, will be deemed the winner.
15. The winning team will receive a major cash prize. This prize
will be presented to the team during a short announcement
preceding the competition.
16. There will be a meeting held between The Great Australian
BBQ Committee and all teams, one week prior to the
competition day. All rules, regulations and any other
necessary information will be discussed during this time.
17. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure that their
assigned area is kept clean and that the area is cleaned
and cleared following the competition.
18. Cleanliness of all team members is required and the
use of rubber or plastic gloves while handling the meats is
19. Both head chefs will be responsible for the conduct of their
team at all times.
20. Any decision made by The Great Australian BBQ
committee or judges is final. Any special requests or
questions will be handled at the discretion of The Great
Australian BBQ committee.
21. Violation of rules and regulations of the competition may result
in disqualification and expulsion from grounds.
22. Ensure all rules and regulations of The Great Australian
BBQ are read and understood prior to the competition day.
23. If you have any further questions regarding the competition,
please email [email protected]