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Youth Competition

Presented by

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The 10th Charity BBQ & Chili Competition is a fund raiser hosted by the Firefighters Charity Alliance of Central Florida. This fund raiser helps fund our Florian Fund that provides financial assistance to local firefighters enduring catastrophic crisis such as PTSD and cancer treatments. We have also add a great new community event with one of our major sponsors, Empingao by Platinum Chef Joel Padilla. Our Youth Competition will allow kids from local schools to battle it out in Chef Padilla's kitchens on site at Gator Harley, for over $150 in cash and prizes for best burger! 

There is no cost to enter the competition. Competition starts at 6:20PM Friday March 17th


The popularity of this event has really grown to be a premier food competition event in Central Florida. We have expanded the event even more this year and have added several fun events as well as community supportive events. We are pleased to announced we are approved as a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event.  Please do not hesitate to contact our organizer with any questions.

Youth Competition Guidelines & Prizes


Friday 6:20PM

Youth Best Burger Competition

Do you have what it takes to make the best burger?

All youth 18 or under are invited to compete in the best burger competition.

Rules are simple:
Ingredients will be available to you to use as you want

Meat will be provided

Create your best burger idea and impress the judges

A basic food handling session will begin at 6:20pm

Cook begins at 6:45pm

Winners announced at 8:30pm

Youth can earn community service hours for helping the BBQ teams

from 2PM to 4PM on Saturday help present and hand out samples

sponsored by


Chef Padilla
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Celebrity Chef Joel Padilla is volunteering to help in the judges scoring and sponsoring the Youth Competition.


Chef Padilla owner of Platinum Chef Empingao has been in the industry for over 14 years. He has established many successful concepts and notably has worked with The Food Network managing their food and wine shows. Chef Padilla has established nutritional programs in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Central FL and has worked with the like of Gordon Ramsey’s, Bobby Flay, and Rachel Ray just to name a few. When it comes to competition, he is no stranger - chef has won best mac & cheese two years in a row along with best burger in Orlando beating out all major chains in central FL.

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