Hi All, newbie from the Wenatchee area. My cooking partner and I attended the class at Mike's Meat Market back in April and have been slowly getting up to speed on all that's required to enter into a comp. Well, it's time! Between busy summer schedules with the kids' and vacation, we've narrowed down only 2 weekends that we can attend. The Cheney Jubilee is one of them. Kinda apprehensive, but we're jumping in and looking forward to meeting the group. (we'll be easy to spot, ya know, the folks with the "what the hell is going on look"). Doug Team "Pork Daddy's"
We won't be at Cheney this year - but it is always good to see a new team out cooking! The best advice I got when I was thinking of starting to compete was, "ah... just pick a team name and do it." The PNWBA is full of folks that will bend over backwards to help you get started. I know - because we are a fairly new team too, and the level of support and comraderie that I have seen from all of the cooks has been outstanding!
Best of luck at Cheney - it is a great event - I did my CBJ certification there. :)
Erik Lindeblom CBJ#200665 Big Swede's BBQ Team "Låt dem äta kött!"