Would you like to eat some of the best BBQ in country for FREE? You can by becoming a St. Louis BBQ Society Certified Judge. If you would like to share in the fun, now is the time!
Get your family and friends involved; share your passion for BBQ. Here’s a chance to do what over 90% of people only see on TV – Eat Championship BBQ! Eat the finest BBQ in the country! Missouri has some of the best BBQ teams in the world and hosts some of the biggest competitions.
In order to become a judge you must attend a half day judging certification class. Registration begins at 12:00. The class will start at 1:00 PM. The class will last approximately 4 hours.
Class is limited, to reserve a seat register on line:
The price of the class is $40.00 per SLBS member. You must be an SLBS member take this class as this is a requirement to judge our events. If you are not a member, please click the box below to become a member of the SLBS. Membership is $25.00 per year.
Upon completion of this class, you will be a Certified SLBS BBQ Judge.
Cooking for the class:
Teams are encouraged to cook on site if they wish to do so. You can cook your category at home and bring it to the class if you can be there before your time. The new judges are encouraged to come around and talk with the teams while you cook so we prefer cooks on site.
Turn in times:
Members of the judging committee will make boxes, you just need to have your category to them by the times below.
Chicken – 3pm
Ribs – 3:30pm
Pork – 4pm
Brisket – 4:30pm
How much to cook:
Chicken – # of people attending the class plus 10 pieces (example: 35 attending the class, cook 45 pieces)
Ribs – 1 slab for every 6 judges plus 1 extra slab (example: 30 new judges taking class plus 1 slab = 6 slabs)
Pork – 1 pork butt for every 12 judges, always round up (example: 30 judges taking class = 3 butts)
Brisket – 1 whole brisket per every 18 judges, always round up (example: 30 judges taking class = 2 briskets with burnt ends)
You will present your receipt and proper contact information to the judging director at the judging class. The judging director will collect receipts, fill out the check request form, and give it to the treasurer. The treasurer will then mail a check to you in a timely manner.