Lake Firefighter Charity, Inc. 2019

Special Needs Competition

Presented by

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314 W. Main Street - Leesburg, FL 34748

(352) 801-7097

The 7th Charity Chili Cookoff & BBQ Competition is a fund raiser hosted by the Lake Firefighter Charity. This fund raiser helps fund our Florian Fund that provides financial assistance to local firefighters enduring catastrophic crisis such as PTSD and cancer treatments. We have also add a great new community event with one of our major sponsors, Papa Pineapples. Our all new Special Needs Cook-off will allow local special needs youth the chance to battle it out in Chef Padilla's kitchens on site at Gator Harley. Each team will be provided ingredients by Papa Pineapples to make the best tacos under the guidance of their team mentor and will be judged by local judges and Papa Pineapples.Each team will win a category and all the youth will enjoy a taco day at Papa Pineapple with an opportunity to cook in a real restaurant.

The popularity of this event has really grown to be a premier food competition event in Central Florida. We have expanded the event even more this year and have added several fun events as well as community supportive events. We are pleased to announced we are approved as a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event.  Please do not hesitate to contact our organizer with any questions.

Special Needs Cookoff

Saturday January 25th - 10am to 11am

Each team (consisting of 3 special needs youth) will prepare 5 tacos to present to our judges.

All ingredients and kitchens will be provided for the teams to use in the fashion they choose to prepare the food.

Each team will have a mentor to guide them with cooking styles and around the kitchen.

They will have 45 minutes to prepare the tacos for the judges.

Limit 4 teams

Teams will be organized through Dream Acres for Autism

Prize categories:
Most Creative
Most Flavor

Best Looking
Best Teamwork

All teams participating will win a free meal at Papa Pineapples and

a day to experiment and cook in a real restaurants kitchen



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To sign up your special needs team, contact:

Brian at