Our feastival will feature 25 of some of the best grill-masters from around the nation to bring the most delectable brisket, chicken, beef, pork ribs and more. No matter who takes home the trophy, we're all winners in this cooking challenge. The Waterfront Cook-Off is proud to be serving as the Kansas City Barbecue Society’s (KCBS) California State Championship BBQ competition.
The Queen Mary's Waterfront Cook-Off
May 11 | 12PM - 5PM | Queen Mary Events Park
Calling all BBQ and chili lovers! The Queen Mary’s Waterfront Cook-Off will be bringing an afternoon of delicious food, competition, brews, and family fun to SoCal on May 11. The event will be the California State Championship competition for BBQ, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and California State Championship for Chili, sanctioned by ICS.
For just $75, get exclusive VIP access to our celebration at 11:00 am (an hour before EVERYONE ELSE!), two drink tickets, ten food tasting tickets, and access to VIP-only area.
Because there are plenty of ways to consume a calorie. Do it right.
General (Ages 4 + Years): $75.00
Child (Ages 4 & Under): FREE
Join us at the Queen Mary Events Park on May 11 for Waterfront Cook-Off, an all-new BBQ and chili competition where no matter who takes home the trophy, we all win! This ticket is for event admission only, and does not include tasting tickets. Tasting and drink tickets are available for purchase on site.
General (Ages 4 + Years): $23.00
Child (Ages 4 & Under): FREE
- Individual food tasting tickets* are $3 each, and sold separately on site only. Tasting tickets are valid for all food options with the exception of alcohol.
- Beer tasting tickets* are $10 for five 3 oz. tastings.
*Does not include event admission.
If you're craving a good 'ole fashion showdown, come watch food experts compete to win top chef prizes. Get five tasting tickets to enjoy our plethora of food options, enjoy DJs spinning, family-friendly games, eating contests, and more in our outdoor events park. Ticket includes: - Entry into The Queen Mary's Waterfront Cook-Off - 5 food tasting tickets (*sales tax included) Last call for alcohol is 75 minutes prior to event closure. Tasting tickets are not redeemable for cash & are only valid on May 11, 2019 at The Queen Mary's Waterfront Cook-off.
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Get exclusive VIP access to our food celebration one hour before gates open to the public, two drink tickets, ten tasting tickets, and access to the VIP-only area. Because there are plenty of ways to consume a calorie. Do it right. Ticket includes: - Entry into The Queen Mary's Waterfront Cook-Off - Designated VIP area - 2 beverage tickets - 10 food tasting tickets (*sales tax included) Last call for alcohol is 75 minutes prior to event closure. Tasting tickets & beverage tickets are not redeemable for cash & are only valid on May 11, 2019 at The Queen Mary's Waterfront Cook-off.
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The nation’s best chili cooks will venture to Long Beach to prove their recipe is the tastiest, as they duke it out for the sought-after California State Championship title! The Waterfront Cook-Off will serve as the ICS’s California State Championship for chili. When it comes to chili, we’ll have it all – spicy, verde, red, homestyle, and more—and 30 talented cooks competing for prizes. Bring your appetite.
People’s Choice Award
One BBQ award up for grabs at the cookoff will be the coveted People’s Choice. All festival attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite BBQ, and the winner will receive all the glory and $500!
Other Foods and Treats
Not a fan of meat, or need to satisfy a sweet tooth? We have got you covered. We'll have corn, funnel cakes, vegetarian options, and a variety of other delicious foods available.
Brews and Beverages
Enjoy a selection of beers from local breweries, wine, and full bar options. Drink tickets will be available for purchase on site.
Entertainment & Eating Contests
On top of our savory samples, enjoy an afternoon of family fun! DJ RodEpic and DJ Cordova will be spinning tunes all day and head over to our games zone for Giant Connect 4, Beer Pong, Horse Shoe Toss, Ladder Ball, Corn Hole...and a MECHANICAL BULL RIDE! All included with the price of your entry ticket!
We'll also host a watermelon eating contest at 2:30pm and a pie eating contest at 3:30pm - both free to participate for a chance to win cash and prizes. If we haven’t told you to bring your appetite, here’s your reminder!