Thank you for coming to the 4th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition & Festival!!

You made it a SMOKIN success!

Mark you calendars now for next years BBQ on Sunday October 22, 2017

Presented by the Hebrew Order of David International

4th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition & Festival Final Results:

Grand Champion – Grillin Tefillin

Best Brisket: Brisketeers

Best Ribs: Cloven Hoof BBQ

Best Chicken: DeKalb County Fire & Rescue – Smoke Showing BBQ

Best Beans: Adam & Eve’s BBQ – First Ever Perfect Score

Best Booth: Cloven Hoof BBQ

Best Team Name: Grillen Tefillin

Winner of the Servicemen’s Cup: DeKalb County Fire & Rescue – Smoke Showing BBQ

Winner of the Kosher Cup: The Epstein School of Rack

People’s Choice Award: Char Kol Nidre


The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition was able to donate cooked briskets to the Cohen Home and Berman Commons for the High Holidays.

In addition Keith Marks ,Jody Pollack and Stuart Green traveled to Fayetteville and Lumberton North Carolina to assist Operation BBQ Relief in providing over 100,000 meals to the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Below is a picture of Keith and Jody with a donation of 450 meals worth of brisket.

Check out some photos and videos of the Operation BBQ Relief team in action.


Winner of the Big Green Egg Package: ANDY SIEGEL

Winner of Tickets to the Atlanta Falcon’s Owners Suite for the Arizona Cardinals Game: Noach Muroff

Winner of the  Falcon’s Football Signed by Coach Dan Quinn: Joe Cairo

T-Mobile Tablet: Ethan Moeller

$100 Gift Certificate for Georgia Tire: Rob Isaccs

A 6 Month Membership to The Concourse Athletic Club: Michael Morris

A Cutco Knife Party: Sandra Sarlin

$50 Kroger Gift Card: Alan Pinsker

$50 Kroger Gift Card: Michael Miller




Steamy Thanks to Darryl and the Sunburst team for helping us in the cleaning of the grills so we can prepare for next year’s competition!

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival Returns

Many Thanks to Russel Gottschalk and The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival for Providing Outstanding Musical Entertainment Throughout the Day! 

Thank You to the Amazing Musicians Who Contributed Their Time and Talents:

Congratulations to the DeKalb County Fire & Rescue – Smoke Showing BBQ Team for Snuffing Out the Competition and Winning the Servicemen’s Trophy


Atlanta Kosher BBQ Committee Charter:

Identify and perform the tasks required to:

  • Coordinate, Stage  and Enjoy the Fourth Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition.
  • Foster brotherhood amongst the competitors.
  • Cook great BBQ.
  • Provide an inviting festival showcasing kosher food and family friendly activities.
  • Raise funds for charitable organizations and causes.

What is H.O.D. ?

The Hebrew Order of David International

(H.O.D.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


  • H.O.D. is a forum for an ever-growing number of Jewish adult males, operating as a cohesive fraternal unit
  • Supporting its members, and serving the community
  • Applying Jewish ideals and values while providing its members the opportunity for personal development.
  • The Hebrew Order of David International raises fund and distributes aid in the pursuit of relieving suffering wherever possible.

Our Mission

It truly is simple:

Create a community festival centered around the kosher BBQ competition.


  • Raise the level of visibility of HOD
  • Raise funds for select charitable causes
  • Showcase Kosher Atlanta
  • Provide a fun venue for friendly competition within the Kosher BBQ community

Kosher BBQ Story

The BBQ Competition

The Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition & Festival is part of the National Kosher BBQ Circuit.  Cities included in this Kosher BBQ Circuit: Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, Kansas City, MO, Memphis, TN, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, San Antonio, TX, Dallas, TX, Fairfield, CT and Plainview, NY (Long Island), and coming in 2017- Toronto, Canada.

All the BBQ Teams are supplied with Kosher Grills, Meat, Tools and ingredients which are checked and approved by the Event Kosher Supervisor (a “Mashgiach”).

Everyone starts out on a level playing field and brings their unique BBQ skills and recipes to cook outstanding Kosher BBQ. Then it is up to the Judges and Public to decide the winners.


The Bubbes say THANK YOU for thinking of them and ordering a tasty smoked Brisket for the High Holidays. We are SOLD OUT for this year.

We will be reaching out to those of you that have ordered your Brisket so we can coordinate pick up shortly.

Please keep your eye out for next year.


Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ & Festival In The News!!!!!!

Check out a great article in Macaroni Kids


Look at our ad in AHA

Check out a great article in the Dunwoody Patch

Another great article and ad in the Atlanta Jewish times

The AKBC is a Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau featured event

Check out 4 pages of Kosher BBQ info in the July/August Jewish Georgian beginning on Page 36


How can you help us put on an even better event next October 22nd, 2017?

There are many ways for you to get involved with making the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition & Festival even more successful than last year.

Here are just a few:


Many thanks to Keith’s Corner BBQ Sponsor of Pit Master Keith’s Dining Tent!

We welcome Sunburst Bin Cleaning as our sponsor of the Kid’s Zone.  Free Food Tickets with a Residential Bin Cleaning Service! As low as $1.92 / week! Order on the Sunburst website and Use Promo Code  BBQ2016. Pick up your tickets at the Sunburst Booth in the Sunburst Kid’s Zone.

We welcome Mag-nificient Magnets as a new sponsor. They will be roaming the BBQ and taking pictures of you enjoying the food, fun and festivities then mounting them on photo magnets that will be available for you to take home for FREE

This website is brought to you by the AWESOME team at Zoom Design  sponsor of our Ticket Tents

The AKBC is very proud to be associated with Londe Promotions supplier of our Volunteer T-Shirts and Planning Team Shirts



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