Team Information

What started out in 2013 as a practice contest for the Dutch barbecue teams, grew into a KCBS Licensed Contest with 15 teams from 3 different countries. In 2014 the Cook-Off became a KCBS Sanctioned contest, that means that the results of the contest counted towards the worldwide ranking, KCBS Team of the Year, the draw for the Jack Daniels World Championship in Lynchburg, TN and the American Royal.
Also did the results count towards the Dutch Low and Slow Barbecue title.

In 2015 and 2016 the Cook-Off was the 3rd largest European competition with 42 and 46 teams from all over the world. We added a free style dessert category to the contest and we added the Beef & Steak SCA Steak Cook-Off on Saturday. The Steak Cook-Off is separate from the KCBS contest and here teams can show how well they can grill a ribeye steak.

For 2017 we will keep the BBQ Society Cook-Off the same. On Saturday there will be the Beef & Steak SCA Cook-Off and on Sunday the KCBS contest with dessert as an ancillary category. There will be space for 48 teams, so register early to secure your spot in the contest!

The BBQ Society Cook-Off is an American style barbecue contest. The teams will compete in four categories, chicken, ribs, pork shoulder and brisket. There is a winner in every category and the team with the best overall score will be the Grand Champion.

Just like previous years we strive towards a 100% KCBS certified group of judges.

Registration for the Contests

The 2017 Cook-Off is full!

But you can still sign tour team up, we’ll put you on our reserve list. The moment one of the registered teams don’t pay there registration fee on time or pull out of the contest their spot goes to a team on the reserve list. 
Placement on the reserve list is free of charge.

The entrance fee for the BBQ Society Cook-Off 2016 (KCBS Contest) is €200 per team.

For the Beef & Steak SCA Cook-Off the entrance fee is €50 per team.

You can compete in one or both of the competitions.

– Up to 3 months before the contest 50% of the entrance fee will be refunded.
– Within 3 months days of the contest there will be no refunds.

Registration is in name of your team and can’t be transferred.

For the KCBS contest you will need to provide your own meat, barbecues, fuel, tents etc. just like with any KCBS contest.
There is water and power available, please provide your own extension cords.

For the Steak Cook-Off you need to provide your own grill, fuel and tools. The ribeye steaks will be provided to you.

Payments can be made to:
IBAN: NL95INGB0006953404
Payable to: Stichting BBQ Society
Remark: Cook-Off 2017 and the name of your team.

Fields marked with an * are required

Team Captain:

For the low and slow part of the contest we use the KCBS rules which you can download here from the KCBS Site in PDF format.

The SCA rules for the Steak Cook-Off can be found here.



10:00 – venue open for the teams
14:00 – cooks meeting Steak Cook-Off
15:00 – judge meeting Steak Cook-Off
16:00-16:30 – turn in steaks
18:00 – award ceremony  Steak Cook-Off
19:00 cooks meeting KCBS


11:00 – judge meeting
12:00 -turn in chicken
12:30 – turn in ribs
13:00 – turn in pork shoulder
13:30 – turn in brisket
14:00 – turn in dessert
17:00 – award ceremony
17:30 – announcement Dutch champion BBQ

Registered Teams

1 – NasQ (NL)
2 – Bunch of Swines (UK)
3 – Saffire BBQ Team (NL)
4 – The Dutch BBQ Crew (NL)
5 – Masters of Grill (NL)
6 – Triple-T (NL)
7 – Sea Side Smokers (NL)
8 – De Filous (B)
9 – Rokende Regahs (NL)
10 – Westwoodfield BBQ (DK)
11 – Backcorner BBQ (NL)
12 – Riverland Smokers (NL)
13 – Beter Wordt Het Niet (NL)
14 – Mountain High Smokers (NL)
15 – De Vliegende Hollander (NL)
16 – DTC Smokers (NL)
17 – Royaal BBQ (NL)
18 – PureBBQ (NL)
19 – The European All Star BBQ Team (NL)
20 – iQ (NL)
21 – RiddleQ’s (NL)
22 – BBQ Team Laurentius (B)
23 – Cavemen BBQ Team (NL)
24 – Smoke on the Wild Side (B)
25 – Five Q (B)

26 – The Smokey Bandits (NL)
27 – Smokey the Boar (B)
28 – BBQ Meesters (NL)
29 – Lowland Smokers (NL)
30 – Rubmaster BBQ Team (NL)
31 – Foodporn Factory (NL)
32 – Smoke and Fire (B)
33 – Moonshine Bastards (NL)
34 – Passie en Vuur (NL)
35 – Low and Slow Meister (NL)
36 – Smoking Hot Barbies (NL)
37 – Buurman & Buurman (NL)
38 – Turnpike Smokers (NL)
39 – Wild Smokers (NL)
40 – Zwarte Hand (NL)
41 – Serial Soul Smokers (NL)
42 – BBQ team Keurslagerij Klaver (NL)
43 – Wettels on Fire (B)
44 – BBQ+ (B)
45 – The Blazin’ Barrels (NL)
46 – TriQ (NL)
47 – Osdorp Grillers (NL)
48 – Etenschap (NL)
49 – Gecko BBQ (CH)
50 – The Pope’s White Smoke (NL)

The BBQ Society Cook-Off will be held on October 8 and 9, at the Haarlemmermeerse Bos, Hoofddorp, next to Papa’s Beach House.

Papa’s Beach House
IJweg 961
2131 LV Hoofddorp

From the A4 (Amsterdam / Den Haag)
– exit Hoofddorp
– follow N201 direction Heemstede / Haarlem
– exit Haarlemmermeerse Bos
– after 450 m turn right on the IJweg
– after 300 m turn left
– follow the signs Papa’s Beachhouse

from Haarlem / Heemstede
– follow N201 direction Hoofddorp
– exit Haarlemmermeerse Bos
– after 450 m turn right on the IJweg
– after 300 m turn left
– follow the signs Papa’s Beachhouse

From Schiphol
– Zuidtangent line 300
– Exit at bus stop“Overbos”
– From bus stop“Overbos” 5 min./ 300 mtr. walking

From Haarlem or Hoofddorp
– Zuidtangent line 300 or bus 140
– Exit at bus stop“Overbos”
– From bus stop“Overbos” 5 min./ 300 mtr. walking

Departure Bus 300 10 times p.h., at night every hour.

The BBQ Society Cook-Off is made possible by the following partners:

Het BBQ Genootschap

Koken op Hout

Green Forest


Restaurant T-Rex