Uncategorized – Central Florida's BBQ Blowout http://www.bbqblowout.org Building Commerce and Community Thu, 25 May 2017 16:07:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Orchard Supply Hardware http://www.bbqblowout.org/orchard-supply-hardware/ Mon, 22 May 2017 17:56:57 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2587 Orchard Supply Hardware has everything you need for your paint, repair, and backyard projects. We’re neighbors, helping neighbors. Come visit our footprint to learn more!

Their story started in 1931 in San José, California. Later on March 1, 1931 a rented warehouse on Bassett Street served as the first location for Orchard. As business grew, Orchard Supply moved to a larger location on 44 Vine Street. The new store grew to gardening supplies, housewares and homewares. In 1962, store began to branch out and were being established across the country. There is now over 45,000 items, modern, easy-to-shop stores and acclaimed customer service. Now there are more than 80 stores located throughout California, Oregon and Florida.

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Jeff Howell and Bubba Wilson Band at BBQ Blowout May 27 from 7-10 pm! http://www.bbqblowout.org/jeff-howell-and-bubba-wilson-band-7-10-pm/ Thu, 18 May 2017 18:19:07 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2582

Thank You ResortsandLodges.com for the Blog Post! http://www.bbqblowout.org/thank-you-resortsandlodges-com-for-the-blog-post/ Fri, 12 May 2017 14:43:04 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2548 Follow the link below and see the awesome blog post they made for BBQ Blowout! Want even more details on the event? Then click the link to read all about the demographics, unique aspects of the event, guest appearances and more!


Kid-Que Contributors http://www.bbqblowout.org/kid-que-contributors/ Fri, 12 May 2017 14:04:57 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2545 Kid-Que wouldn’t be possible without Home Depot and Texas Roadhouse. Home Depot has donated ALL the grills to be used during Kid-Que. After the competition, the kids get to take home their grill with them along with their new grilling skills. Texas Roadhouse was kind enough to donate all twenty of our 6 oz. Sirloin steaks that will be used for the cooking competition. Thank you so much to Home Depot and Texas Roadhouse for the generous donations!

Introducing the judges for Kid-Que http://www.bbqblowout.org/introducing-the-judges-for-kid-que/ Mon, 08 May 2017 15:46:49 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2495 Mayor Dominic Persampiere

Mayor Charles Lacey

Cory Skeates, J.D., President

2017 BBQ Blowout Video http://www.bbqblowout.org/2017-bbq-blowout-video/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:03:44 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2469 Click the video below to watch!

Handicap Friendly http://www.bbqblowout.org/handicap-friendly/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:24:43 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2457 We want all members of the community to feel welcome and comfortable at Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout. At the event we have a 100 parking spots dedicated to handicap. It is important to us that we make accommodations for everyone, so people are able to enjoy this awesome event and taste the sweet barbecue.

The Entertainment Is Set http://www.bbqblowout.org/the-entertainment-is-set/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:24:03 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2449 We are extremely excited about the performers and emcees this year for BBQ Blowout! There is a mixture of country, blues, folk, and more. The first act, Bailey Callahan, will go on at 2:00pm and our closing artist will be Jeff Howell and Bubba Wilson Band beginning at 7pm and ending at 10pm. There’s music, bbq, sun and fun!
Time Band
2:00pm Alexa Neilen- National Anthem
2:15pm Bailey Callahan
3:00pm Paul Stott Duo
4:00pm Michelle Lambert
5:00pm Hoot N Holler Band
6:00pm Megan Katarina
7:00-10:00pm Jeff Howell and Bubba Wilson Band

We do not want to forget the amazing emcees that help make the stage as lively as it is. They are Arnie Lee Nussbaum, Josh Strzalko, Mitchell Kenneth Perera, Alex Diaz, and Brandon Lunzman.

Kid-Que Chefs http://www.bbqblowout.org/kid-que-chefs/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:33:29 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2379 For this year’s Kid-Que we have secured the finest chefs from the Central Florida area who not only incredibly talented, but love giving back to the community and can’t wait to meet our kids from Helpful Hands. They are looking forward to a little friendly competition and we are so happy to have them participate! Let’s get to know a few of our chefs!

Our first chef participating in Kid-Que is Chef Terrance A. Fisher from Black Apron Crew!

Education: Le Cordon Bleu
Company: Black Apron Crew
About Chef: I started cooking at a young age because I was the oldest of 2 boy’s. My mother called and gave instructions over the phone, we had to take detailed notes because we didn’t have smart phones to send texts. Fast forward to today after honing my skills at school getting inducted to the honor society. I knew I wanted to start my own company and I did. I’m still fairly new in the world of Culinary but I’m motivated and determined to teach the next generation and also learn from them. In order to be a great leader one must learn how to follow- those are the words I live by.

Our next participant is Chef Chandler Cook from Devine Wine & Grill!

Chef Chandler Cook is the executive chef at DeVine Wine and Grill. He can’t remember when he wasn’t cooking. Originally from South Carolina, he started making biscuits as soon as he was able to stand on a footstool to reach the kitchen counter. He cultivated his culinary foundation through his family and continued developing his passion while graduating from the University of South Carolina with his culinary degree.

Gaining experience and furthering his education, Chef Chandler traveled across the country, explored South America, and worked extensively throughout the southeast until joining DeVine. His culinary philosophy is to create a unique experience that will bring diners back to their roots, regardless of where they came from. “I always make comfort food, no matter what the dish or the inspiration. Southern food is all about comfort; that is where I got my foundation, and I try to bring that feeling to every dish I create. Whether it’s American meatloaf, European style chartcuterie, or Japanese ramen, I want our diners to feel just like they did when they were eating in their grandmother’s kitchen.”

We also have Chef Marcos Cortés from Oviedo Medical Center!

Chef Marcos Cortés grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, an island rich with gastronomy tradition and vast on versatile cooking ingredients. Since an early age, he learned the wonders of sustainable farming, good food, flavor and texture. He worked in different venues including personal chef, restaurants, bakeries, hospitals, and educational institutions. Skilled in team building, training, catering, and cooking, Chef Marcos is a strong operations professional with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Associates of Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. Today, Chef Marcos Cortés is working as a Kitchen Supervisor for Oviedo Medical Center and is looking forward to working within the community to highlight his team’s expertise.

Perdue’s People’s Choice http://www.bbqblowout.org/perdues-peoples-choice/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:02:42 +0000 http://www.bbqblowout.org/?p=2357 We are excited to announce our new Perdue’s People’s Choice Chicken Wing Contest sponsored by Perdue, the national chicken raising and chicken producing farm. The chicken provided from Perdue is cage-free, hormone-free, steroid-free, and antibiotic- free. Eight teams will compete for your vote by preparing their secret ingredient chicken wings. You get to sample one from each team and decide which team has the most delicious chicken wing!

People’s Choice starts at 2:30 pm and continues ’til the wings run out! There are only around 200 tickets so make sure to get there early! The cost is $10 per person (purchased with cash or BBQ Bucks) and proceeds benefit our local non-profit, Helpful Hands Inc.

Helpful Hands mission is to enhance the quality of life of children and families in our community who are in crisis. They accomplish this mission by beginning where other agencies leave off, forming partnerships with organizations and providing life enhancing opportunities to children and families.

We also would like to express our gratitude to Perdue for donating all the profits they earn from the event to Helpful Hands.