14th Annual Orange Grove VFD Cook Off

April 14, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Jackpots: Fajitas, Beans, Chef's Choice

Contest Details

14th Annual Orange Grove VFD Cook Off
IBCA Contest Number: 2023-136

211 S Eugenia Street
Orange Grove, TX 78372
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Rose Simola
Tray Pickup: Friday 4PM
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6PM

Turn in times / Schedule
12:00 Chicken
1:30 Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 Brisket



Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 1 Fully Jointed Chicken Half (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 8 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 8 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Beef Fajitas $25 7:30PM

Saturday Ancillaries

Beans $25 10AM
Chefs Choice $25 11AM

Contact and Registration

Contact: Chief Jeff McFatter
Contact: David Gebert


Entry Fee: 175.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Rose Simola
Number of Teams: 50

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Steven Foster / D & S COOKERS

Reserve Grand Champion

Josh Chadwick / Mesquite Misfits

Brisket: Eric Padilla / South Texas Back Yard Smokers
Chicken: Steven Eichler / It Don't Matter
Pork Spare Ribs: Robert M Perkins / Texas Legends Cooking Team


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Steven FosterD & S COOKERS574.76
2Josh ChadwickMesquite Misfits545.98
3Eric PadillaSouth Texas Back Yard Smokers540.9
4Gabriel OrtizBurnin Wood539.48
5Robert M PerkinsTexas Legends Cooking Team538.48
6Trevor FuhrkenSmoker & the Bandits538.08
7Felix PerezBlowin Smoke531.02
8Fernando SolanoSmokin Dawgs527.78
9Alonzo CantuGulf Coast Smoke524.56
10Paul MartinezPo'Meskin Cookers520.22


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Steven EichlerIt Don't Matter199.06
2Josh ChadwickMesquite Misfits195.2
3Steven FosterD & S COOKERS191.68
4Gabriel OrtizBurnin Wood190.14
5Felix PerezBlowin Smoke188.88
6Charley WalkerBlue Star Smokers187.68
7Trevor FuhrkenSmoker & the Bandits187.6
8Eric PadillaSouth Texas Back Yard Smokers187.42
9Buddy FosterBack Porch BBQ186.74
10Tyler GauldingPongo De Chao183.6

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Robert M PerkinsTexas Legends Cooking Team203.94
2Steven FosterD & S COOKERS198.88
3Bill SmithGulf Coast Grillers195.06
4Paul MartinezPo'Meskin Cookers191.48
5Fernando SolanoSmokin Dawgs189.2
6Bubba ClarkHog Wild BBQ188.72
7Weston KimballNo Boar BBQ184.2
8Josh ChadwickMesquite Misfits179.78
9Alonzo CantuGulf Coast Smoke175.68
10Chisom HerschapCuz'n It Up Cooking175.34


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Eric PadillaSouth Texas Back Yard Smokers198.4
2Blake SchendelJ Bar J Texas Pit BBQ193.34
3Alonzo CantuGulf Coast Smoke191.4
4Royce OtahalHigh Cotton Cookers187.74
5Steven FosterD & S COOKERS184.2
6Felix PerezBlowin Smoke181.42
7P J AlanizBurnt Ends BBQ180.12
8Trevor FuhrkenSmoker & the Bandits175.32
9Gabriel OrtizBurnin Wood174.6
10Paul MartinezPo'Meskin Cookers173.78