Benny and the Green Lads are led into competition by Eggfest veteran Ben Hayes. The only member on the squad with past Eggfest experience brings not only his chops on the 'Q' but also some much needed insight as to what it will take to place well at the Eggfest.
Josh Olive, first time Eggfester, is known for his technical knowledge, ability to cook tons of meat at once, and his love for plants. His untimely jokes will allow for a distraction should things go awry for the team.
The last member of Benny and the Green Lads is Bill Shiller. He's the classic glue guy. When the lump burns out he has the moxy to make things happen. Not the most talented on the grill at the competition certainly, but look for him to be an x-factor where you least expect it.
ManBQue #3 Tony Furbee
Columbus ManBQue Team #3 will be led by Award Winning Pitmaster Tony Furbee of 3 Flame BBQ along with 3 other ManBQue group members bringing you some tasty creations off the Big Green Egg.
Based in the Chicago suburbs, Pasatiempo Barbecue is all about passing the time and fostering relationships through barbecue, beer & bourbon, and good music. We had such a great time at The Ohio Eggfest last year that we had to come back for more!
2018 - Best Wings at Grill on the Hill Eggest (Gaylord, MI)
2019 - Best Pork at Grill on the Hill Eggfest (Gaylord, MI)
2019 - 3rd out of 36 People's Choice & Top 5 Judge's Vote at The Ohio Eggfest
To Be Crafted
We cooked last year. Loved it. We are people who like to drink and eat.
Slap ya mama bbq
Multi talented team (think avengers or food and grilling) we will bring a new level of grilling expectations to the contest this year and it won’t be the same ever again. In other words ppl will weep tears of joy when they eat our food.
We chew bubble gum and smoke meats... we are all out of bubble gum.
Amateur group that will make any excuse to cook/eat good food and enjoy with a couple cold ones.
Belly Rubbers - Last years winner of the Mystery Meat competition with Matt Delong as our Team Lead! Four year Green Egg Veterans, 2nd year at the Ohio Egg Fest and 3rd year BGE nationwide competitors. This years Belly Rubbers will be lead by Mark Tesmer and his sons with others in the galleys!
Team MANBQUE #2...second verse, same as the first!
Team MANBQUE #1...just a bunch of dudes who love to grill meat, drink beer, and listen to rock & roll (and who are pretty darned good at all three)!
Team Buns & Guns BBQ.
2018 First Prize Winner with Best Pork at Grill on the Hill Eggfest in Gaylord, MI. 2019 Best Brisket Winner at Grill on the Hill Eggfest Gaylord, MI
Kevin Ruperti - Local Luaus
Local Luaus specializes in on-site pig roasts and regional BBQ. We bring the luau to you no matter what your request.
Good friends that cook together on a weekly basis. We have been using a BGE for 10+ years. This would be our first time competing together.
Meat, grills and pinball.
Silent judge winners 2019....but really just backyard guys having fun.
Can2 BBQ is a backyard BBQ Enthusiast, Caterer and Social Media Influencer. I've been lucky enough to partner with some great companies such as Spiceology, Grill Pinz, Duck Fat Spray, Pork Panko, Crowd Cow and Jealous Devil Charcoal.
Team @Carnivorous_Bastards is a group of 4 lifelong friends, fathers and BBQ enthusiasts who love to share our cooks through instagram.
HFC Team Green supports the mission of Honor Flight Columbus:
To take America’s senior Veterans to Washington DC to visit the nation’s memorials. To help them share their stories. To celebrate and affirm their service and homecoming.
So of course we know backyard barbecue.
This will be our second year. We learned a lot last year And have already determined a few things we will not be doing this time.Look for the Hannibal Lechter Glee Club. And bring beer. Cold beer. We might even share what our secret ingredients are.
Team Lang Stone Andy Mendel
We are proud to return for our 5th year of competition . We are excited to come back to see old friends , make new friends and support the James.
New Yorkers cooking Que
Third times a CHARM!!! Cook team from Lazy Langstons BARn Grill in Mount Vernon Ohio!!!
Amatuer backyard bbq enthusiasts. Entered last year's competition and made top 5 overall, and top 3 mystery meat.
Can't wait for such a great event again.
Salt, Pepper, Smoke.
Just a few knock-arounds who own a jam van together. Sometimes the music lasts longer than the smoke.