Holy Smoke! The inaugural Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition a flaming success!

May 29, 2019 12:14 pm

The first ever Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition kicked off before the first light of day on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

The invitational event featured nine of the best pit masters and crews from around Australia with more than 180 delegates in attendance enjoying entertainment and even better food, marking a roaring success for the opening event of the Angus through the Ages National Conference.

Cooking and preparations for the final hand ins began in the early hours of the morning with each team preparing their cuts with their various secret recipes, serving an array of different flavours and variety to the event goers.

Each team served up 4 different cuts of beef supplied by the Verified Black Angus Beef brands. These included Three Creek Beef tri tip, Rangers Valley Black Onyx beef cheeks, NH Foods Angus Reserve brisket and Jack’s Creek Black Angus strip loin, to 12 judges and everyone to enjoy.

The Verified Black Angus Beef BBQ Competition was sanctioned by the Australasian BBQ Alliance and was unique, not only for its association with all Verified Black Angus Beef brands, but for the fact that it was a beef only competition.

Grand Champion team went to Grilla’s in the Mist, Millthorpe, NSW.  Made up to two mates, Gareth Smith and Chris McGill, the team has been together since 2016 and the took out their second Grand Champion on the night.

Chris of Grilla’s in the Mist said they were overjoyed to take out the competition.

“This was some big company we are in here, some big teams.  It’s been a fantastic event, one of the best we have been to. All the crowd was fantastic and really supportive.”

“This is our second grand champion; we’ve been close a few times but with the company and the bit of banter we had beforehand with a few of the teams we were over the moon to win this. It’s something completely different to what we are normally used to.”

“You look at the Angus name and this BBQ is a big thing to be involved with. We are privileged to be invited to this, it’s great just to turn up, but to take it out we are not going to forget this for a long time.

“Thank you to Angus Australia and the sponsors, we couldn’t have done it without the supplied Angus beef we had, every piece of it was beautiful.”

The Reserve Champion was awarded to Full Throttle Bar B Q of Newcastle, NSW.

With demonstrations throughout the night hosted by Hardcore Carnivore Jess Pryles, the crowd was treated to professional insights into the art of BBQing.

Angus Australia Commercial Supply Chain Manager Liz Pearson said that the delegates were treated to a BBQ competition unlike others in Australia, with an all-beef menu.

“We had nine of Australia’s best teams cooking up four of the best Verified Black Angus Beef brands in Australia.”

“There were so many people here, and everyone has really enjoyed it. Everyone has had a good time and we plan to make this an annual event.”

“It was great giving punters the chance to try the best Angus beef in Australia, by the best pitmaster’s with the absolute confidence this product is pure Angus and it’s endorsed by Australian Angus farmers.”

Many thanks go to the teams who took part and the generosity of the platinum sponsors Jacks Creek Black Angus and NH Foods Angus Reserve and meat sponsors Three Creek Beef and Rangers Valley’s Black Onyx for underpinning this highly successful inaugural event and without whom this would not have been a reality

These Verified Black Angus Beef brands strive to bring the best Angus product to market by working closely with Angus Australia within the Angus Brand Verification program and push the boundaries to bring the best Angus product to the consumer, in turn protecting and promoting the Angus breed.



Grand Champion- Grilla’s in the Mist

Reserve Champion – Full Throttle Bar B Q

3rd Angus Reserve Barbeque Crew

4th Aussie Pit Boys

5th Smokin Hot ‘N Saucy

6th Tex Aus BBQ

7th Rollin Smoke BBQ

8th Piggy

9th Smokeface Grillahs