The Cooking for Kids program is a Big Poppa Smokers sponsored points race where top BBQ teams from across the nation compete to raise over $33,000 dollars for children’s charities. Each team competes for a local children’s charity of their choosing and each of them are guaranteed at least $1,000 to donate at the end of the year. From there, teams can earn more funds for their charity by winning GC, RGC, category 1st or 2nd in the Cooking for Kids points race. From pediatric cancer research to equine therapy for children with special needs, the Cooking for Kids team represents the good that BBQ can do in local communities.
Beau’s Beautiful Blessings
Caped KIDsaders Children’s Hospital Foundation
Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County
Crisis Nursery of Wright County
Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery
Journey 4 a Cure
Pinky Swear Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
The Children’s Heart Foundation
The Izzy Project
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Smokey D’s Chicken
Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s gives us a little insight on his BBQ chicken game.
Smokey D’s brisket and ribs
Darren Warth of Iowa’s Smokey D’s show us how he approaches smoking his brisket and ribs at competition.
Shake n bake spare ribs
Tim Sheer of Shake & Bake BBQ tells us why he prefers spare ribs over baby back for competition BBQ and how to cook them the right way.
Lucky’s Q BPS Elite Interview
Big Poppa Smokers Cooking for Kid’s team member, Justin McGlaun of Lucky’s Q, talks about the advantages of being an Elite Team Member, the children’s charity he is cooking for, and his favorite BBQ rubs for competition and in the kitchen. Fun Fact: The BPS Elite Team used to be the name of the Children’s Charities: Cooking for Kids program.
2016 King of the Smoker
Highlights of the 2016 Smithfield King of the Smoker BBQ Contest featuring the top pitmasters in the nation. Sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Big Poppa Smokers, Snake River Farms, & Grizzly Coolers. Hosted in Rancho Mirage, CA at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.
2017 King of the Smoker
SMITHFIELD KING OF THE SMOKER BBQ INVITATIONAL: 25 of World’s Top BBQ Pit Masters Come to Rancho Mirage, CA to Compete Head-to-Head for $75,000.
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