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Thom Emery is an avid member of the barbeque community, both as a contest organizer in the West and a competitor. In 2009 Thom organized the Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championships, the largest cook off in California to date, in which 59 teams participated. Thom is also a speaker and host at organizer roundtables where new and experienced contest organizers gather to refine their skills.
Above 17 year old Kyle scores a Grand Championship at the La Quinta BBQ Cook Off
After much thought and internal debate I have decided to stop organizing bbq contests. There are a number of reasons but two are central to this decision
1 I want to cook.
Really I just want to be a cook at the contests.
2 Our day job, Emery Demolition Services is expanding quickly
My Son Kyle is doing a great job of starting this new venture and I need to support him in it. This takes time a lot of it
The Indio event will see a few changes which will be published in a few weeks. The Chamber organizes many very large events and I am sure they can handle this one. My role will change to that of consultant and then cook on contest move in day.
The new Palm Desert Cook Off will start out with me only as a consultant and then cook on move in day
Stagecoach will be getting a new organizer, Katy Santos who has handled our prize pay outs and scoring the Outlaw Chili Contest
will now add the organizer duties with the experienced staff of Bill Emery, Kyle and Misti Emery.
Its been fun to bring these and many other events together
but its time to cook
Posted by Thom Emery on August 6, 2016 at 8:30am
We have a few changes coming to the Indio event
Teams were asking so…..
The chamber asked me to post the new entry form linked above
They will have online sign ups available soon
The biggest personal change is my role, I will not be organizing the cook off
I have asked to be released from the duties so I can focus on cooking the contest
The Chamber Events team puts on a number of very large events and I am sure can handle this also
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