2018 Championship BBQ and Cookout

May 20, 2018 |4–7 p.m.|Chicago, Illinois
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Held at the Chicago Illuminating Company on May 21, 2017, the Championship BBQ and Cookout benefitted José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and the Chicago Food Depository. The event was hosted by Barbara Mathias and Beverly Stephen of Flavor Forays, and by the Food News Media publishing group, which includes FSR and QSR.

Chefs from 14 of Chicago’s top restaurants faced off over flames to produce a winning dish. Marcos Ascencio (Bar Lupo) placed first with his “Lupo Bolognese Dog” and took home a Lynx Grill donated by Jade. Cory Morris (Ronero) was first runner-up for his Latin-inflected grilled lamb chop with black mint and Peruvian potato, and was rewarded with an iSi Rapid Infusion Starter Set. Grills were fired up with pork aplenty, but lines formed for fried chicken and shucked oysters, too.

Competitive Chefs Smoke the Night

Marcos Ascencio, Bar Lupo

Jimmy Bannos, Heaven on Seven

Derek Campbell, Big Bricks

David Chapman & Joe Frillman, Daisies

Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp, Honey Butter Fried Chicken / Sunday Dinner Club

John Coletta, Quartino

Marcos Flores, Latincity

James Lintelmann, Baptiste & Bottle / Noyane

Aaron Lirette, Green River

John Manion, La Sirena Clandestina / El Che Bar

Cory Morris, Ronero

Martial Nougier, Bistronomic

Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno

Stephen “Smokey” Schwartz, Burnt End BBQ


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