World Championship Steak Cook-Off
The 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off Saturday, May 16, 2015
You are invited to cook in the 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off in beautiful Magnolia, Arkansas! A total of $10,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, as we grill over 4,000 mouthwatering Ribeye steaks!
Each year there are over 4,000 steaks cooked on the square here in Magnolia, Arkansas. You cannot imagine the smell in the air when more than 80 grills of all shapes and sizes begin the cook-off. Be sure and get your tickets early as they will go fast. Steak tickets are available from the Magnolia Chamber office, Farmers Bank, BancorpSouth, Peoples Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Carter Federal Credit Union, and Jennifer’s. As always, this year’s steaks will be 16oz. Ribeyes, provided to us by Certified Angus Beef Brand steaks. Certified Angus Beef brand is the only Angus Brand endorsed and monitored by the American Angus Association’s 28,000 cattle ranchers.
The winning team team will take home the Governor’s Cup, prize money and tremendous bragging rights.Trophies and prize money will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th runner ups. You are offered additional competition categories in parade, showmanship and pit construction. Please indicate on your entry form which categories your team would like to compete in. We suggest you and your team bring your A game as your competition is sure to be well prepared!
Please book your hotel room ASAP if you will need lodging, as our hotel rooms are limited. (Check our “About Magnolia” page for Hotel suggestions)
We look forward to seeing you at the 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off®!
What’s at “STEAK” in this competition?
The Governor’s Trophy & Prize Money
Overall Winner/1st Place – Governor’s Trophy & $4000 prize money
1st Runner Up – Trophy & $2000
2nd Runner Up – Trophy & $1250
3rd Runner Up – Trophy & $750
4th Runner Up – Trophy & $500
Here are the winners of the 2015 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off:
Congratulations, SMOKE HOUSE RATS #2, Chief Cook, Joe Stump of Boyd, Texas! They are the winners of $4,000, Governor’s Cup Trophy & Tremendous bragging rights. This is their 2nd consecutive win at the Magnolia Blossom Festival World Championship Steak Cook-off!
An additional prize of $1,500 was awarded by PK Grill for using a PK Grill during competition.
Steak Cooking:Click Here for Steak Cook-off Ranking Results
Winner – Smokehouse Rats No. 2, chief cook Joe Stump, Boyd, TX, $4,000 prize and the Governor’s Cup. An additional prize of $1,500 was awarded by PK Grills for using a PK Grill during competition.
First runner-up – Smoke House Rats No. 1, chief cook Dustin Sanders, Terrell, TX, $2,000 prize and trophy.
Second runner-up — Lake Erling Sizzlers, chief cook Richard Hern, Camden, $1,250 prize and trophy.
Third runner-up – Blowing Smoke Grillers, chief cook Johnny Joseph, West Monroe, LA, $750 prize and trophy.
Fourth runner-up – Casual Smokers, chief cook Garrett Harrison, Hazelhurst, Georgia, $500 and trophy.
Fifth-through ninth-place winners received certificates:
Fifth runner-up – Dirty Byrd No. 2, Vivian Byrd., Ft. Worth
Sixth runner-up – Dirty Byrd No. 1, Mark Byrd., Ft. Worth, TX
Seventh runner-up – Felipe Fernandez III, The Aristeakracy, Conway, AR
Eighth runner-up – Team Spinelli, Mario Marvca, San Diego, CA.
Ninth runner-up – Licensed to Grill, Bill Derman, Baton Rouge, LA.
Winner – Steakbusters, BancorpSouth, $500 and trophy.
First runner-up – Flame Broiled & Taste, Farmers Bank & Trust, trophy.
Second runner-up – The Understeakers, Lewis Funeral Home, trophy.
Third runner-up – Over the Hill Grillers, Hugg & Hall, trophy.
Fourth runner-up – SAPA Sizzlers, SAPA.
Winner — Steakbusters, BancorpSouth, $500 and trophy.
First runner-up –What About Bob, trophy.
Second runner-up — The Understeakers, Lewis Funeral Home, trophy.
Third runner-up –Mulerider Cook Team, Southern Arkansas University, trophy.
Fourth runner-up — When Ya Hot Ya Hot, Arnold-Baker Chevrolet, trophy.
Winner — The Understeakers, Lewis Funeral Home, $500 and trophy.
First runner-up – CMC Meal Time Grillers, trophy.
Second runner-up — Blowin’ Smoke Grillers, trophy.
Third runner-up – Boogie Man BBQ, trophy.
Fourth runner-up – When Ya Hot Ya Hot, Arnold-Baker Chevrolet, trophy.
Southern Title & Closing Appetizer Challenge:
Click Here for Appetizer Challenge Ranking Results
Winner—Smoke and Heads team, Marc Headrick, chef, for Boudrou’s Pirogues; $500 and trophy.
First runner-up —Fruit of the Loin for Steak and Potatoes Sunday; $200 and trophy.
Second runner-up—Last Man Standing, for Chowder Bites, cooks J.P and Amy Curtis; $100 and trophy.
2015 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge…
Sponsored by the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association
great fun with worthy rewards!
The 2014 Magnolia Blossom Festival’s Beef Challenge, sponsored by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, was won by Creighton Bailey of Magnolia and was awarded a $500 cash prize for his effort. (Check the Entertainment page for more information on how to enter the 2015 Challenge.)
Congratulations Creighton Bailey, Winner of the 2014 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge! Pictured below on left, Winner Creighton Bailey and on right, Food Network’s star Anthony Anderson