1st Annual Texas Wagyu Roundup & Cook Off - Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

1st Annual Texas Wagyu Roundup & Cook Off

When: June 15, 2019, noon

Where: 5331 Weatherford Road, Midlothian, TX 76065


We are creating North Texas’ premiere steak cookoff and Texfest. We’ve partnered with Wagyu Excelente, one of the finest Texas Wagyu beef, to create a fine dining event paired with specialty beers, wines and liquors.


Websites

Sponsorships & Admission Tickets - www.ckffdn.org/wagyu

Cookoff Team Registration - www.ckffdn.org/wagyuteam

Contacts

Samantha Kalfas, [email protected] & Craig Bonham, 801-920-5393

About

Blaine Stone Lodge is located 30 minutes south of both downtown Dallas and Fort Worth and is the newest catering and events center in Ellis County. The lodge sits on a scenic lake and is surrounded by 1,000 acres of a Texas outdoorsman’s paradise.

At Blaine Stone Lodge, we are creating North Texas’ premier steak cookoff and Texfest. We’ve partnered with Wagyu Excelente, one of the finest Texas Wagyu beef, to create a fine dining event paired with specialty beers, wines and liquors.

This is a family-friendly event and will feature a classic car and truck show, local and regional culinary delights, as well as several fun activities for adults and kids like a Floating Hole-in-One Competition, Tug-of-War, Cornhole Competition, and Balloon Launch!

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, a Texas-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring military and first responder communities by keeping families together.

VIP tickets are $99. Ticket includes full-day access to all events as well as the chefs, three (3) drink tickets, one (1) voting voucher, guaranteed VIP seating near the entertainment stage, Texas Gulf Shrimp and Wagyu Prime Rib Dinner, and a VIP Goody Bag.

General Admission tickets (ages 15+) are $59. Ticket includes full-day access to all events as well as the chefs, dinner, access to side buffet, two (2) drink tickets, and one (1) voting voucher.

Child Admission tickets (ages 6-14) are $39. Ticket includes full-day access to all events as well as chefs, dinner, and access to side buffet. Children ages 5 and under are free.

All-Day Premium Bar Pass is $39. Package includes full day access to Texas-centric premium drinks.

Cookoff

All teams must bring everything they need except for meat.

We are inviting twenty (20) of the top Beef Chefs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to compete with two (2) cuts of Wagyu Excelente NY strip steaks. Winner gets trophy/bragging rights, Chris Kyle trophy, special chef coat, four (4) night’s stay in a private home in Belize, and other prizes to be determined.

An additional 50-100 teams, including military and first responder teams, will compete in cooking Wagyu Excelente New York strip steaks. Entry fee for teams is $150 and can include up to four (4) people.

Each cookoff team will receive two (2) 14 oz Wagyu New York strip steaks and two (2) hours to cook. Start time is at 11 am with presentation at 2 pm. Teams should bring one (1) hot or cold signature side for guest sampling at their booth. Guests will vote on Best Beef and Best Side.

Quail entry $25 with presentation at 1 pm.

The top fifteen (15) steaks chosen will then get two (2) more steaks to cook at 4 pm, for the Judging Panel, with presentation at 5:45 pm. Teams are encouraged to create a signature side dish to accompany their steaks.

The Judging Panel is comprised of beef professionals, chefs, and celebrity guests, referred by the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), the sanctioning body that certifies steak cookoffs around the world.

Awards

Cash awards for 1st thru 10th place, along with a prize for 1st and 2nd for Best Beef and Best Side. Top prize is $2,500, the same as the world championship prize! Quail payout - winner takes all.

Entertainment Activities

  • Clay Shoot
  • Car & Truck Show
  • Photo Booth
  • Meat Market & education
  • Gun Raffle
  • Cookoff Team Competition Tug-of-War
  • Floating Hole-in-One
  • Corn Hole Tournament
  • Messina Hof Winery tent with tasting & retail
  • Food vendors: Texas Quail, Beef Jerky, Texas Cheeses and Charcuterie

Sponsorships

Blaine Stone Lodge, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, and Wagyu Excelente are looking for sponsors who would like to support this patriotic event. We expect to attract up to 1,000 guests to our public fundraiser. Sponsors who want to be associated with a top-notch culinary event for years to come should contact Blaine Stone Lodge. Our goal is to turn this into the premiere steak cookoff in the United States. Sponsorship contributions will be accepted in money, services, or in-kind donations.

Gold Sponsor - $3,000

Gold Sponsors receive headlining printed logo on all marketing materials, including stage banners, one (1) team entry into cookoff competition*, two (2) VIP tables for ten (10) guests each (total of 20 guests) including Texas Gulf Shrimp and Wagyu Prime Rib Dinner, twenty (20) all day premium bar passes, and one (1) Judge on the Judging Panel. *Cookoff team registration contact Craig Bonham at 801-920-5393.

Silver Sponsor - $2,000

Silver Sponsors receive logo on all marketing materials, including stage banners, one (1) VIP table for ten (10) guests including Texas Gulf Shrimp and Wagyu Prime Rib Dinner, one (1) team entry into cookoff competition*, and ten (10) all day premium bar passes. *Cookoff team registration contact Craig Bonham at 801-920-5393.

Bronze Sponsors - $1,500

Bronze Sponsors receive logo on all marketing materials, one (1) VIP table for eight (8) guests including Texas Gulf Shrimp and Wagyu Prime Rib Dinner, and one (1) team entry into the cookoff competition*. *Cookoff team registration contact Craig Bonham at 801-920-5393.

Sponsorships available: Samantha Kalfas, [email protected] & Craig Bonham, 801-920-5393

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