BBQ Fest Sunday Session
  • BBQ Fest Sunday Session

  • at 

    ilani Parking Garage, 1st Floor

  • Sunday, June 26th 2022
  •   12:00pm

BBQ Fest Sunday Session

Ages 21+: $40
Under 21: $10
Under 5: Free

Join us on the ilani rooftop as we celebrate all things barbecue at the ilani BBQ Fest. The event will be headlined by world-class celebrity chefs including Restaurant: Impossible host, Robert Irvine, five-time James Beard Award Winner and Restaurateur of the Year, Todd English, and BBQ expert and judge on Netflix’s hit show, American BBQ Showdown, Kevin Bludso. Join Brown, Irvine, English and Bludso, and all the chefs on the celebrity stage for mouth-watering cooking demonstrations. Enjoy smoky favorites with drink samplings as some of the nation’s top pitmasters show off their chops in one epic, sauce-filled weekend.

All ticket purchasers over 21 years of age will receive 24 drink samples, $10 in food tokens and $10 in Promo Play.

Guest Judges

Lynnae Oxley headshot
Lynnae Oxley
Rick Browne headshot
Rick Browne


Come watch some of the nation’s top pitmasters fire up their grills, get smokin’ and serve up their best BBQ to compete for a chance at the title “Best BBQ in the PNW” at the inaugural ilani BBQ Festival Competition. Chef Rick Browne and Chef Lynnae Oxley head up the competition judging and sharing some of their ‘Que secrets with their own live demos.


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Operation BBQ Relief

ilani BBQ Fest is proud to partner with Stan Hays and Operation BBQ Relief. Operation BBQ Relief has provided over 9 million meals throughout the United States and internationally following natural disasters, COVID-19 response, and through The Always Serving Project, benefiting the homeless, first responders, veterans, and members of the military. Stan Hays will be leading a 4-hour cooking and preparation course aptly named BBQ Basics. The event will take place on Sunday, June 26th and will include first responders from local police, fire and fire districts. The event will culminate in an action-packed competition with two $1,000 cash prizes up for grabs. One for the People’s Choice BBQ Basics Champion and one for the Celebrity Chef BBQ Basics Champion.