B&B is the Official Charcoal of the Steak Cookoff Association

We are proud to be the Official Charcoal of the Steak Cookoff Association.

There’s many reasons why top steak cooking competitors prefer using all-natural Better Burning charcoal and wood products — they cook hotter, longer and cleaner.

“B&B Charcoal is made for competition,” said Joey Machado, sales and marketing director. “It’s great for the backyard cook, but it’s really specific for a competition environment. These cooks are looking for something that’s a clean product, an all-natural product, and something that’s going to burn a long time.”

“At these competitions you don’t get a whole lot of sleep, so the longer cook you have, the less time you have to get up,” he said. “And at the end of the day these guys have a great-tasting product, and that’s what it’s all about.”

The Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), based in Texas, has seen exceptional growth since it was founded in 2013 by Brett Gallaway and Ken Phillips. In 2018, the SCA sanctioned more than 180 events in the United States and all over the world, including in Austria, the Caribbean and New Zealand. 

Their one-day steak cooking events have proven to be some of the most thrilling competitions in food sports. The top contender typically walks away with $1,000 at the sanctioned cookouts, but everyone leaves a winner thanks to the camaraderie and connections that come from being a part of the #scafamily.

“We always joke that (an SCA event) is more of a family reunion than a competition,” Ken Phillips said.

The Steak Cookoff Association World Championship is set for Oct. 4-7 in Fort Worth, Texas. The winner will receive $10,000 and a coveted SCA Ring.

Learn more about the SCA, including how to become a certified Steak Cookoff Association judge, at www.steakcookoffs.com.

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