Guys Who Grill

Sunday, May 19, 2024

11AM - 2:30 PM

St. Vincent de Paul parking lot

330 N Peters Ave, Fond du Lac, WI

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Guys Who Grill Event Details

steak on a flamed grill with Guys Who Grill logo on top.

Local teams grilling for a cause, uniting against homelessness and domestic violence.

Guys Who Grill is a grilling competition with a sizzling showdown where barbecue enthusiasts showcase their skills in cooking up mouthwatering dishes. Each Grill team will provide an appetizer size portion of grilled or smoked item using various techniques and secret recipes. We will have a variety of items including smoked appetizers, meats, sandwiches, veggies and even dessert! Each ticket holder will get a punch card and will get to try each Grill Team entry and then get to vote for their People’s Choice Award.

Event starts at 11:00am and goes to 2:30pm with Judges Choice Award at 1:00pm. Enjoy the event at your own pace between those hours and tours will be given of the St. Katharine Drexel Shelter throughout the day.

Other Information

  • No Alcohol is permitted on the premise.
  • Keep the event in “good taste!” This is a family event. Vulgarity and profanity degrade the event for everyone.
  • $30 (adults) & $15 (kids) advanced tickets will be available starting April 11th at St. Katherine Drexel Shelter, 358 N Peters Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or online here.  Cash or check accepted in person.
  • Admission at the gate (if tickets are available) will be $35 for adults, $15 for children 5-13, and free for children under 5.
  • Please share this event on your Social Media page and encourage your followers to come and enjoy what you create and make this the best fundraiser for the St. Katherine Drexel Shelter!

Click here to visit the St. Katherine Drexel Shelter website.


Sponsor the Event

Sponsorship levels for Guys Who Grill event.

To sign-up as a sponsor, please call Amy at (920) 922-8122 x 401 or email her at: [email protected]


Team Registration

Click here to download PDF Registration Form

Online Grill Team Registration

*Team names are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Duplicate entries will be contacted to choose an alternative team name.

Important Information

Grill Area and Food

  • Grill teams must supply their own grills or smokers.
  • Only 15 teams will be accepted. Sign up early!
    • Registration deadline is May 1, 2024.
  • You may check in as early as 8:30 a.m. on May 19, 2024. Please unload your grill and supplies quickly.  You will be supplied with your space number the week of the event.  Volunteers and staff will be there to assist you in finding the space, unloading your supplies and roping off grill area.
  • Food must be ready for tasting by 11:00 a.m.
  • Each team will be supplied a 6-foot table for their team area and a 10’ x 20’ foot space for no charge. Please bring your own lawn chairs or canopies or additional table if needed.
  • Grill teams must supply their own food and may prepare any type of grilled item. We recommend you prepare 250 SMALL, appetizer portions as we are selling 250 tickets for this event. A portion might be one rib, one wing, one ounce of beef, two shrimp or a few grilled vegetables. We want you to keep your costs to a minimum.
  • We encourage a variety of food items (beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veggies, fruits, desserts, etc.)
  • Please bring all your own food thermometer, cooking pans, serving utensils, antibacterial hand washing soap, and a 5 gallon catch bucket for washing hands at your station.
  • Grill teams may get sponsors to pay for their expenses.
  • Each participant will receive a punch card with your logo on it to ensure equal participation for all teams.
  • Katherine Drexel Shelter will supply paper plates, napkins, forks, paper towels, garbage bags, hand washing station and bathroom facilities.

 Sanitation

  • The use of utensils, deli paper, or clean food handler’s gloves is required. The use of gloves does not replace the need for hand washing.
  • Hand sanitizer can be used in addition to, but not in place of hand washing.
  • Bare-hand-contact with ready-to-eat food is not permitted.
  • Eating and drinking are not permitted within the food booth. Staff must leave the booth for these activities and must wash their hands upon returning.
  • St. Katherine Drexel Shelter will supply each team with disposable wipes and sanitizer tablets for wiping off surfaces that have had contact with food.
  • We ask that you bring a 5 gallon catch bucket and a container to hold sanitized water for wiping surfaces clean (we will supply the soap-sanitizer). Katherine Drexel Shelter will provide water to each team when needed.
  • Contaminated water and ice like from the sanitizing water bucket to clean serving utensils will need to be disposed of down a septic drain like in the Porto-potty – NOT the drains in the street.

Decorations and Judging

  • No fee to participate but teams will be responsible for supplying/donating all the food served.
  • Each grill team can choose a team name.
  • Prizes will be awarded in several categories and will be awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice award.
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