Join us for the annual Karen Putnam Smoking & Grilling Small Plates BBQ Competition! September’s monthly meeting is the Smoking & Grilling Small Plates BBQ Competition in honor of Chef Karen Putnam.

September 26, 2022 at US Foods, 16805 College Blvd., Lenexa, KS  66219.

Teams Arrive at 2 pm
Front serving table set by 5:30pm
Small plates start serving the guests at 6:35pm

  • each team will receive a mystery market basket
  • teams will be notified of what their protein will be for the cook-off 
  • each team will have a dedicated prep table
  • the teams will need to share use of all the cooking equipment and the smoker
  • guests and attendees will vote for the people’s choice award 
  • each team should prepare enough food to serve 50 small plates

Learn more and register:

If you have questions: Chef Jesse Vega, KC Chefs President, 816.359.1223,