For an EGGfest to be successful, we need enthusiastic EGGfest Cooking Teams!

Cooking at EGGfest is an opportunity for teams to share recipes, enjoy great food, and (most importantly) have a great time! Take turns sampling the other participants' dishes and build your repertoire with new ideas! This is not a "high-stakes" cooking competition and there is NO REGISTRATION FEE. If you love cooking on your EGG because it's fun and you've got some special recipes the world needs to EGG-sperience... then you'll have a blast cooking at our EGGfest.


To show our appreciation for all the hard work, time, and effort that cooking teams put into our event we are giving each team captain(s) a $100 Outdoor Home Gift Card (maximum of 2 per team) to spend at your leisure.


EGGfest Cooking Teams should consist of 1-2 Team Captains with additional helpers (up to 6 total people per team). Team Captains will receive complimentary 2019 EGGfest T-Shirts (unique design), and additional shirts will be available to pre-purchase upon request.

EGGfest opens to the public at 10:00am, however, we ask that Cooks arrive no later than 8:00am to unload vehicles/trailers, set up their cooking station (approx. 12'x12' space), and begin cooking. We'll have ample volunteers available to help teams unload and set up. From 10:00am-3:00pm Cooking Teams showcase their skills by serving bite-size samples of their favorite recipes throughout the day for our Taster guests to enjoy. Cooking teams should participate/cook for the entire duration of the event. You don't always have to be serving, but you should always be working on your next dish.

Cooking Teams should bring:

Chairs & Tables
10x10 Pop-Up Canopy
Cooler for storing food supplies
All ingredients needed to create your recipes
Cooking utensils, tools & cutting boards
Baking Stones & Specialty EGGcessories
2oz plastic ramekins, small paper plates for service

Outdoor Home will provide:

(At least) 1 New Big Green Egg
Lump Charcoal & Firestarters
Sanitation Supplies
Service Gloves
Butcher Paper
Ice for your Cooler
(2) Special EGGFest Cook's Shirts per team

Additional notes:

No outside alcohol is permitted unless you are using it specifically for a recipe. Adult beverages along with water/tea are sold by the charity and benefit their organization.
Experience cooking on a Big Green Egg is always helpful but is not required.
Cooking teams should participate/cook for the entire duration of the event. You don't always have to be serving, but you should always be working on your next dish.
Selling, soliciting, or merchandising of products not offered by Outdoor Home is not allowed without prior approval.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:



Hilton Garden Inn Springfield

4155 South Nature Center Way
Springfield, Missouri, 65804



Friday, September 27th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Outdoor Home is hosting a Meet & Greet event the night before EGGfest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Springfield, MO! This added bonus is FREE for Cooking Teams to attend and is meant to show our appreciation for all the EGGfest Cook's hard work and their commitment to making EGGfest such a success for our charity partner. We'll have plenty of food and drinks for attendees in a casual setting. This is definitely one of the most fun parts of this event for us! When registering to cook, please let us know how many will be attending the Meet & Greet.

7TH Annual EGGcellent Chef Awards

Back by popular demand, the 2019 EGGfest will again feature the "EGGcellent Chef" Competition! As Tasters enter the event, each will be given 3 votes to cast for the cooking team that they feel produced the best results on the Big Green Egg.

There are no specific categories or additional rules for this "people's choice" competition. This allows cooks to prepare a variety of recipes throughout the day and demonstrate the versatility of the Big Green Egg! All cooks are encouraged to participate as there are no special requirements, additional costs, or ingredients, and the winners will receive a distinguished prize once the votes are tallied!