The Apex Sunrise Rotary Club will hold a Certified Barbecue Judge class in Apex on Saturday June 8.
The class, conducted by representative of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, will provide the necessary training to qualify individuals to be certified to judge KCBS competitions across the nation.
The class is being held in preparation for the upcoming Peak City Pig Fest, the KCBS-sanctioned event being presented by the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club in Historic Downtown Apex in June.
The Peak City Pig Fest will be a professional barbecue competition. KCBS-sanctioned events have appeared on national programs such as BBQ Pit Masters and on the Food Network.
Seats in the upcoming class are limited.
“There are only 60 seats available for this Apex class,” said event organizer Graham H. Wilson of the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club. “We expect the spots to fill up quickly since there are only a limited number of judges classes held across the country each year. A good number of the spots have already been reserved.”
The cost of the class is $100 for non-KCBS members and includes a one-year membership in the KCBS. The cost for current KCBS members is $65. The class will begin at 10:00 am.
The deadline for registration is Saturday June 1. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
“Those attending the class will learn how to judge the four meat categories in KCBS competitions,” said Wilson. “They will learn to judge chicken, ribs, pork and beef on appearance, and taste, tenderness/texture. When they complete the class, they will be official KCBS Certified Barbecue Judges.”
Once an individual has completed the class, he or she will be qualified to judge KCBS-sanctioned competition as a Certified Barbecue Judge. There are about 300 competitions held across the country each year, where cook teams are judged in four meat categories (chicken, ribs, pork and beef) and cooking using only wood or charcoal (no propane or electric cookers).
For an enrollment form and information, visit www.peakcitypigfest.com.