The 10th Annual Great Grill Off is Heating Up!

Our 10th Annual Great Grill Off will take place on Sunday, June 12 from 12:30-3:30pm on the CCHO campus. Our talented community grill teams will attempt to win over your tastebuds and your vote with mouthwatering “specialty burger” slider creations in our burger competition. As the event gets closer, we’ll reveal the teams and their recipes.

Come enjoy picnic classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, ice cream, and more. Bring the kids for carnival games, bounce houses, hayrides, plus many other fun activities. Limited seating will be available so feel free to bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs.

The Great Grill Off is a free community event for the whole family. Donations of any size at the gate are always appreciated. Your support helps a child feel safe, often for the very first time, and receive trauma care in our children’s residential center.

We are looking forward to a fierce (and delicious!) competition for the best burger award and we hope to see you there!

If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, sign up through our online form.

Burgers taste better together

It was wonderful to see all of you for the Ninth Annual Great Grill Off. Thank you for joining us for delicious food and to help hurting girls and boys experience safety, connection and healing. We appreciate your enthusiasm for amazing burgers as well as your heart to see youth experience their worth in Christ.

After a year apart, this day was extra special. Our 12 community grill teams, including seven rookie teams, impressed the crowd of 850+ guests with their tasty creations and warm hospitality. It was our most intense (and yummy!) competition yet as the teams competed for guest votes, best burger bragging rights and a super trophy. It was also a joy to see smiling faces of kids playing games, families taking tractor rides and everyone enjoying ice cream.

At 3pm the votes were tallied, and Cutler Real Estate was crowned the 2021 Burger Champion with their “Whisk Me Home” Burger. Second place was awarded to The Leaf Restaurant. Wooster Christian School received third place recognition. Congratulations to all of our teams for their dedication to making outstanding food as well as their compassion for youth with trauma.

The thank-you list is long and noteworthy. It takes a large team to bring this event together. Special thanks to our event sponsors United Titanium, PNC Bank, Powers Oil & Propane, Church of the Lakes; Tri-Village Christian Church and American Heritage Girls for providing volunteers before and during the event; Mohican Church of the Brethren and Putt-N-Stuff for providing tents; Village Catering for providing pasta salad; Frito-Lay for providing chips; Hartzler Dairy for providing ice cream; The Pines Golf Club and Restaurant for providing golf carts; Sterling Farm Equipment for providing a Kubota; Kimble Company for providing trash cans; Central Fire/EMS Dept.; and to our numerous day-of volunteers and all our grill teams!

We hope to see you back next year at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio as we celebrate our 10th annual event. Save the date for the second Sunday in June — Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Welcome hungry guests!

We are thrilled to welcome new and returning guests to the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio campus located at 2685 Armstrong Road in Wooster for our Ninth Annual Great Grill Off on Sunday, June 13 from 12:30-3:30pm. The burger competition is friendly but fierce. Our grill teams have put together the finest fixins to tempt your taste buds.

View the 12 slider creations on our burger menu. Adults may choose up to three sliders, and children may choose two. Round out your meal with delicious sides and ice cream. Just pick up a plate and make your selections.

Remember: your vote helps determine which one of our 12 community grill teams will claim the title of 2021 Burger Champion.

After your meal, enjoy kid-friendly games in the Recreation Center, take a tractor ride, visit the One Heart Stables equine program in the big red barn and view the residential youth art display in the Leadership Center.

The Great Grill Off is a free community event. Donations of any size at the gate are always appreciated. Your support helps a child experience true safety and receive trauma-informed care.

Many thanks to our event sponsors for helping us bring you the best grill off yet!

Your 2021 burger lineup

Twelve community grill teams are preparing their finest creations for the 2021 competition. Will Spoon Market hold on to their undefeated status, or will a new team take the trophy? Join us on Sunday, June 13 from 12:30-3:30pm to help determine the 2021 Best Burger.

Get a sneak peek below, and be sure to bring the whole family and all of your friends out for our ninth annual event! Admission is free; your generous donation at the gate helps kids and families experience their worth perhaps for the first time!


Grilled by: CCHO’s Burger Boys

Mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, egg, oatmeal, onion salt, garlic salt, pickle, lettuce, tomato


Grilled by: CCHO’s Get with the Program Team

Sweet sriracha BBQ sauce, bacon, provolone cheese, onions, brown sugar


Grilled by: Wooster Christian School

Montreal seasoning, brown sugar, soy sauce, Swiss cheese, milk, cooking wine, Gruyère cheese, salt,
garlic, black pepper, cornstarch, onion straws, Worcestershire sauce, onions


Grilled by: Cutler Real Estate

Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, whiskey sauce (bacon, onions, whiskey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper)


Grilled by: Lone Star Butcher and Deli Shop & Beaver Meats

Hoisin BBQ sauce, cabbage, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sugar, sea salt, pepper, sesame seeds


Grilled by: Graham & Burns

Feta cheese, SALT Sisters Mediterranean Rub (sea salt, lemon peel, garlic, oregano, red bell pepper, basil, red wine vinegar powder, marjoram, cayenne, crushed red pepper, parsley), Greek yogurt, mint, dill, lemon juice, cucumber, tomato


Grilled by: Spoon Market

House-roasted corned beef, Swiss cheese, sweet slaw, house Russian dressing, pickles. Served on cocktail rye with a tater tot topper.


Grilled by: The Leaf

Caramelized bacon and onion, house-marinated pickle, stuffed with smoked Guggisburg cheese


Grilled by: The Cheese Shoppe

Smokehouse bacon, pineapple BBQ, smoked cheddar, garlic American cheese, lettuce, onion


Grilled by: Frito-Lay

Sweet Southern Heat Potato Chips, Sticky Fingers Sweet Heat BBQ sauce, cheese, milk, flour, butter, Dijon mustard, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, garnished with chives


Grilled by: Hard Hat Restaurant

Ground corned beef, braised onions, pickles, Swiss cheese, horseradish mustard


Grilled by: Buehler’s Catering

Montreal Steak Seasoning, brown sugar, salt, pepper, mayo, ketchup, red wine vinegar, onion, parsley,
tarragon, Worcestershire sauce, bacon, butter, Jarlsberg cheddar cheese, watercress, tomato, red onion

Your 2021 grill teams

As the date gets closer, we’re getting more excited to welcome guests back to CCHO’s main campus! The ninth annual Great Grill Off is going to be a delicious summer highlight. With five returning grill teams and seven new grill teams, the competition is fierce for your vote for Best Burger. Who will take home the trophy? Your taste buds will decide. We hope to see you on Sunday, June 13 from 12:30-3:30pm for an afternoon of tasty sliders and family-friendly activities.

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