GBC Team memberships have now closed for the 2021 season. Memberships are still available through the end of the year for anyone wishing to support our mission through either a Friends, or Certified BBQ Judge membership. Team memberships will return again January 1, 2022 along with the reset of all GBC memberships for the upcoming season.

Want to nominate someone to serve on the GBC Board of Directors? Follow this link to submit your nominations!

Summer Showdown & Throwdown 2021

We've sanctioned Summer Showdown and Throwdown 2021 with KCBS. We're excited to be bringing competitors more opportunities to cook in all three divisions, as well as a SCA comp the evening prior. Join us! Click the links below to be sent to their respective contest page.

Summer Showdown (KCBS) &


GBC BBQ Bootcamp Cooking Class

The GBC is hosting a 2nd cooking class starting this year, and we're excited to share the news with you! For more information, click the link HERE to visit the webpage and to register for the event!

The BBQ Bootcamp has been postponed until early in 2022!


GBC Logo 2019 Trans.png

The Georgia BBQ Championship (GBC) is the state points race for KCBS Sanctioned barbecue contests in Georgia. By recognizing the achievements of cook teams at the state level we add another competition benchmark for teams to measure themselves by in addition to the KCBS Team of the Year.

Each season the GBC brings you a series of contests that meet our standards for excellence; the contests on the calendar that deliver a superior experience for all that attend - cooks, judges and the general public. Regardless of which hat you might be wearing that weekend, you can be assured that GBC Qualifying events will truly offer the best of Georgia barbecue.

Come join us!


  • facebook

Your details were sent successfully!