One Bite Challenge

For all Baron of Backyard BBQ Competitors

Announcing the Back Yard BBQ Cook Off, ONE BITE CHALLENGE !

Have an appetizer or recipe that you’re famous for in addition to your ribs? Then scale it to an appetizer portion and enter it in the One Bite Challenge. Only one Backyard BBQ Competitor can win the One Bite Challenge AND the CASH prize!

One Bite Challenge Example Turn-in Box

One Bite Challenge Example Turn-in Box

One Bite Challenge Rules

One Bite entries do not have to be bbq related, so feel free to be creative. The only limitation is the entry must be a one bite portion.

All ingredients must be uncooked (meat, vegetables, etc.) unless it comes from the store prepackaged (canned food, cold cuts, etc.).

All entries must be made onsite, and contain 6 portions for judging.

A portion is defined as “one bite”. Each bite should have all the ingredients and flavors of the dish.

Turn in boxes shall be provided by the judges with your team’s number. The box may have garnish, but it is not required. Each team will be assigned a turn in time. All turns will be between noon and 1:00.

No food or drink shall be given to the public. After turn in, any food left over can be shared with other teams.

Judges will vote based on overall appearance of the box, creativity and taste for a total of 15 points. In the case of a tie, the combination of creativity and taste will be added together for a high score.


There is a separate $20 entry fee for this event and you may enter as many times as you wish. Of the entry fees collected 50% will go to the Heart of Kentucky United Way on behalf of the Kentucky State BBQ Festival and 50% will go to the winner!

If you plan on entering the One Bite Challenge please notify me by email, entry fees will be collected on Saturday morning.