Cook Team FAQ’s

The Ohio Eggfest

Thank you for your interest in cooking in our 10th Annual “The” Ohio Eggfest! The Ohio eggfest is a celebration and cooking competition where everything is cooked on The Big Green Egg. Below are some frequently asked questions, but if you still have a question feel free to send us an email and we will get right back to you.

There is no entry fee it is FREE to enter a team. We do ask that you keep the team to no more than 4 people. 

Every cook team will receive at least (1) Large Big Green Egg. Some teams may receive (2) and a few receive will receive (1) XL Big Green Egg. It is based on who signs up first and which size Egg your team prefers. 

Each team is allowed up to 6 cook team members. You are more than welcome to have more team members we just ask each additional member after (6)  purchase a ticket to the event. Remember, 100% of all ticket sales are donated to cancer research! 

We are expecting around 1200-1500 attendees. You should plan for at least 750 samples. If you run out it is not the end of the world. But more is always better!

During these uncertain times, we completely understand if your team can no longer make the event. If something comes up, please let us know immediately by emailing us or giving us a call. That way we can fill your space as soon as possible.

It is! Since this is a fundraiser that goes through our foundation, what you spend on the event will be tax-deductible. On the day of the event, if you provide us dated receipts for all of the food and supplies you bought for the event, we will hand you a signed form with the total of the receipts, stating you made a charitable contribution, which will then be tax-deductible under Internal Revenue Code regulations.

Yes, there will be outlets that you can use throughout the event. Please let us know if you will be needing power. 

Cooking can begin as early as 7:00pm on Friday, July 26th. Your team should start cooking no later than 9:00am on Saturday, July 27th. You are more than welcome to do an overnight cook. 

The event starts at 10am and tasting begins at 10:30am. So anytime between 10-10:30am would be ideal. The event ends around 3:30pm, so the closer you can continue to serve until 3:30pm the better. 

We provide at least 1 Big Green Egg to cook on and we will also light the Big Green Egg for you. Also provided will be, Big Green Egg charcoal, convEGGtor (Platesetter, which is the indirect heat plate used for smoking, baking, roasting, etc), a 10x10 space which is covered, a table used for serving, small 2oz souffle cups, garbage cans. 

Anything else that you would need, feel free to bring. If you have any questions on if you are allowed to bring something, email us at 

Besides the obvious of the food you'll be cooking, some items that you may want to bring are:

  • Tables for prep
  • Grilling utensils
  • Fire gloves
  • Food grade gloves 
  • If you don't want to use souffle cups bring what you would like to serve in, (plates, boats, - toothpicks, serving utensils etc)
  • Chafing Dishes to keep food warm
  • Coolers for food & drinks
  • Lawn chairs, seating
  • Signage with menu
  • Promo Material
  • Cutting Boards
  • Canopies for promotion (You will be under cover so no canopies are needed)

If you want to bring personal Big Green Eggs to cook on you can certainly bring them with you! You will still receive the Big Green Egg that we normally provide. 

That is completely up to you! A Big Green Egg can cook almost anything you throw at it. You can cook anything from bbq to pizza to desserts. There is no rule on what you can or cannot cook. You will just need to provide samples for the attendees. You only need to cook 1 thing but if you want to do multiple items feel free to!

Yes, you can. Feel free to prepare sauces, do all of your cutting and more at home. We just ask that your food is finished on the Big Green Egg. 

This is a friendly cooking competition during a wonderful day raising money for cancer research, but it's always fun to win some awards! We give out 4 awards. There is a people's choice award that the attendees vote on, judges give out a silently judged award, and a farthest drive award.


The main reason for this event is to raise as much money as we can for cancer research. But why not have a little competition while we're at it! We have 3 awards that we give out during the event.


Everyone in attendance will vote for their favorite dish/team. Try and win votes by making a delicious sample and interacting with the people in attendance. The winner of this award will win a Large Big Green Egg Package. 


Professionally (but silently) judged award we have dubbed The Prestigious Award, Award – sought by many, acquired by only the finest of the few. The silently judged award winner will win a $1,000 Gift Card to Specialty Gas House.


For those that would like to cpmete in this challenge, on the day of the event we will privde you with a protein and you can come up with any dish you'd like. It will then be judged. Winner wins bragging rights!

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