“This event is not just for teams that belong to ICBA,” said Irene Garza, organizer. “We’re inviting individuals to come out and cook with us or compete in the jackpot margarita and jackpot beans contest.”
The Crazy Cooker Scholarship Group provides scholarships to Refugio County seniors who pursue an education in business or culinary arts.
“Since we started this group three years ago, we have awarded six scholarships totalling $3,000, which is very useful to young individuals as they start a new chapter in their lives,” said Rene Reyna, organizer.
A Calcutta will be held on Friday night at 8:30 p.m.
Cook-off categories include chicken, ribs, brisket, margarita, beans and chef’s choice. The margarita pour-off judging is at 8 p.m. Friday.
Beans will be judged Saturday morning at 10 followed by the chef’s choice at 11:30.
Chicken will be judged in the afternoon at 12:30, ribs at 2, and brisket at 3:30 on Saturday.
A mandatory meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the judging area. Head cooks must attend.
While the cook-off is an ICBA sanctioned event, the contest is not limited to members. Individuals may compete in any or all categories, following the same rules as ICBA cooks.
“The cookoff is the only fundraiser we hold each year,” said Monica Flores, organizer.
This year, cooks may sign up to compete the day of the contest.
Registration fee is $120 and covers all three meat categories. The jackpot chef’s choice, margarita and bean contests registration fee is $10 for each category.
For more information, contact Rene Reyna at 361 548-2875; or Monica Flores at 361 543-7999; or Irene Garza 361 739-8501.