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Judge’s Page

For the Judges

Judging a BBQ on the Hill Cook-off

BBQ on the Hill teams are known for cooking some of the best barbeque in town, but it takes a dedicated team of judges to decide which is truly the best-of-the-best. Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) means more than just getting to taste award-winning barbeque – and deciding which barbeque wins those awards. It’s about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America’s cuisine – barbeque.

The Blue Island Park District is accepting applications for the 5th annual BBQ on the Hill Cook-Off held on September 22nd of 2018. All applicants are welcome. To be officially considered, the applicant must be a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ).

To become a CBJ, just attend one of the hundreds of classes conducted by KCBS every year throughout the country. In a half day’s time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and brisket – and taste them during the process!

KCBS CertificationĀ Info

Get Started

To get started, simply complete the applicationĀ on this page. Once completed, a BBQ on the Hill representative will be contacted you with further details once.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

You may also download and print a copy of our Judges Application below.

Printed Applications must be submitted to:

BBQ on the Hill Committee
Memorial Park Field House
12804 S. Highland Ave.
Blue Island, IL. 60406

Judge's Application