2015 (Memphis, TN): Memphis in May International Festival will host their
annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Judging Seminar on Saturday,
November 14, 2015 at the
Holiday Inn Select Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee.
This seminar provides the only
opportunity for barbecue enthusiasts to receive training and become qualified
to judge at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest,
which will be held on May 12–14, 2016 in Tom Lee Park, in Memphis, TN.
is recognized as the barbecue capitol of the world and our World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest is celebrated as the true world championship among
global barbecue competitors. This
seminar, offered one-time annually, affords individuals the opportunity to
qualify to judge at the legendary Memphis in May event in 2016” said Jim Holt,
president and CEO of Memphis in May.
Topics to be
covered at the barbecue judging seminar include: Memphis in May judging process
and rules; the official meat categories; the scoring process; and blind, on-site,
and final judging. Participants will sample barbecue from a competition
barbecue team during simulated judging exercises.
in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is ranked as America’s #1 most prestigious BBQ
competition by USA Today 10Best. Each year over 250 competition teams from
across the country and around the world travel to Memphis, TN to compete for
the title of World Champion Barbecue Cooking Team.
Championship Barbecue Judging Seminar is limited to the first 100 registrants, first come first served. All
instruction materials and lunch is provided. Participants are encouraged to
register now, as the seminar sells out each year. Registration is $85.00 per person and applications are
available at memphisinmay.org, registration closes Monday,
November 9, 2015.
in May International Festival Dates
Beale Street Music Festival:
April 29 – May 1, 2016
International Week: May 2–9, 2016
World Championship Barbecue Cooking
Contest: May 12–14, 2016
Memphis in May
Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit,
community-based organization, whose programs contributes more than $70 million
in economic impact to the community, fosters civic pride, promotes awareness of
Memphis heritage, and builds international relationships and understanding
Memphis in May International is the official Festival of the City of
Memphis, and the recipient of 184 prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the International
Festival and Events Association.
Memphis in May International Festival was
recently named the Top Festival in the Southern United States in a nationwide
readers’ poll by USA Today 10 Best.
For additional information about the Memphis in May International
Festival, please visit the official Memphis in May web site at www.memphisinmay.org.