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World Championship Steak Cook-Off™

You are invited to cook in the 34th 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 2,000 mouthwatering Certified Angus Beef ribeye steaks!

Will you eat the World Champion Steak?

Your steak dinner will include a delicious 16 oz. Certified Beef Ribeye, (cooked by one of our fabulous cooking teams) baked potato, salad, roll & drink.

Tickets are $30 each.

Will you grill the World Champion Steak?

Gather your grilling buddies and compete for the Governor's Cup and cash prizes!

Check out our Appetizer Challenge!

Showcase your grilling creativity with the Annual Appetizer Challenge. Each year there is a specific ingredient that must be featured in the appetizer.


2023 World Championship Steak Cook-off™
Winner – Bud & Bones (Dan Judd)

World Championship Steak Cook-off Scores

World Championship Steak Cooking Ranking Sheet

Rig Construction Score Sheet

Parade Score Sheet (Commercial)

Parade Score Sheet (Non-Commercial)

Appetizer Score Sheet

Fifth-through ninth runners up received certificates

Winners by category:


First Runner-Up: Vanilla Gorilla Grill Guru - Shannon Earnest

Second Runner-Up: Family Traditions - Matthew Sherman

Third Runner-Up: Alston's Barn - Morrell Alston

Fourth Runner-Up: Farm Credit - Josh Smith

Fifth Runner-Up: Kade's Kids Foundation - Mark Pickard

Sixth Runner-Up: Texiana Cooking Team - Steve Jimenez

Seventh Runner-Up: Peoples Bank - Jamie Waller

Eighth Runner-Up: BryBQ - Bryan Lewis

Ninth Runner-Up: Flame Broiled & Taste - Jeff Whitener


First Place: Bloomin Idiots (Betsey Productions)

Second Place: Team Bromine (Albemarle)

Third Place: Steak Busters (Cadence Bank)

Fourth Place: Hometown Heros (Amfuel)

Fifth Place: Top Grillers (The OTM Aviators)


First Place: Kade's Kids Foundation

Second Place: Magnolia Trap Team - Gun Powder and Lead

Third Place: Family Tradition

Fourth Place: New Zion Baptist Church Grillers

Fifth Place: Bubba's Backyard BBQ


Winner: Blowin Smoke Grillers

Second Place: Team Bromine (Albemarle)

Third Place: CMC Mill Time Grillers

Fourth Place: When Ya Hot Ya Hot

Fifth Place: Bubba's Backyard BBQ


Ben E. Keith was the official sponsor of the 2023 Appetizer Challenge, a contest held among the steak cooking teams for best appetizer. All of the entries were required to incorporate a 3lb log of Bologna.

Winner: BryBQ - Bologna Fried Rice

Second place: Kade's Kids Foundation - Bologna Egg Roll

Third place: Bloomin Idiots - Loaded Bologna Dip


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