The 12th Annual Great Grill Off is Heating Up!

 

Our 12th Annual Great Grill Off will take place on Sunday, June 9 from 12:30-3:30pm on the CCHO campus. Our 13 talented community grill teams (announced below) will attempt to win over your tastebuds and your vote with mouthwatering “specialty burger” slider creations in our burger competition. The day will be filled with great food  and family fun!

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.

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.

The burger menu will be announced soon! 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.

 

 

 

A Heartfelt Thank You

The weather cut the 11th Annual Great Grill Off a little short, but it was still a record-breaking year. With rain forecasted for late afternoon, everyone was eager to get to the event early so they could get their delicious sliders before the rain set in. We are thankful for your dedication and support as well as your heart to see youth experience their worth in Christ.

Our 13 community grill teams, including eight returning teams and five new teams, impressed the crowd of 1400+ guests with their amazing sliders. It was our closest (and yummiest!) competition yet as the teams competed to win over the tastebuds and votes of the crowd for the best burger. The campus was filled with smiles as family and friends enjoyed inflatables, carnival games, train rides, tractor rides, and more. The energy was high, and everyone was enjoying an afternoon of great food and family fun!

At 2:45pm the votes were tallied and Lyfe Choices (defending champions) was crowned the 2023 Burger Champion with their “Spaghetti & Meatball Italiano Burger”. With only two votes between second and third place, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s took second place with their “Bleu ‘O’ Brady Burger” and Wooster Christian School took third place with their ”Honey BBQ Mac & Cheese Burger”. It truly was our closest competition yet! Congratulations and thank you to all our grill teams for their hard work and dedication.

As you can imagine, it takes a large team to bring this event together. Our day was a huge success due to the support of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers who helped us throughout the weekend. Special thanks to our event sponsors Powers Oil & Propane, Church of the Lakes, Ackerman Auto & Tire, Coblentz Bros., Inc, Lehman’s, Mennonite Mutual Insurance, The Commercial & Savings Bank, J&J Auto, Krupp Moving & Storage, Classic Vacuum, The Fredericksburg Church of Christ, and Village Catering Company; Tri-Village Christian Church, Discover Christian Church, and Whitaker Myers Insurance Group in Mansfield, OH for providing volunteers before and during the event; Mohican Church of the Brethren and Putt-N-Stuff for providing tents; Sysco for providing beef; Frito-Lay for providing chips; SmithFoods for providing ice cream; Buehler’s; RiseFM; Discount Drug Mart; Central Fire/EMS Department; and to our numerous day-of volunteers and all our community grill teams!

Thank you for joining us for delicious food and for your donations to help hurting children experience safety, connection, and healing. It was wonderful to see all of you for the 11th Annual Great Grill Off. Remember, it’s not just about the burgers, it’s about our awesome kids!

Enjoy the photo gallery for a taste of the Grill Off and we hope to see you next year. Save the date for the second Sunday in June — Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Your 2023 Burger Menu

Thirteen community grill teams are ready to compete for your vote for best burger!  Join us on Sunday, June 11 from 12:30-3:30pm to help determine the 2023 Best Burger.

View the burger menu below and be sure to bring the whole family and all of your friends out for our eleventh annual event! Admission is free; your generous donation at the gate helps kids and families experience their worth perhaps for the first time!

THE COOT BURGER

Grilled by: Ugly Duck

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with garlic and chili pepper then topped with an egg, 3 different cheeses, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a secret sauce.

THE ROY G BLUE BURGER

Grilled by: The Caring Closet of Wooster

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with The Spice House Back of the Yards Spice Blend then topped with blueberry balsamic compote, basil aioli, havarti cheese, thick-cut bacon, baby arugula, and sliced red onion.

THE RANCHERO BURGER

Grilled by: Old Carolina Barbeque Company (Orrville, OH)

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper then topped with american cheese, fried onion straws, and OCBC Ranchero Sauce.

HONEY BBQ MAC & CHEESE BURGER

Grilled by: Wooster Christian School

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with garlic, smoked salt, and pepper then topped with macaroni & cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce.

THE SOUTH STREET GRILLER BURGER

Grilled by: South Street Grille

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with bread crumbs, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and eggs then topped with sliced cheddar, South Street Grille house BBQ sauce, and bacon jam.

COWBOY BURGER

Grilled by: Beaver Meats & Heffelfinger’s Meat Market

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider topped with an onion ring, pulled pork, and BBQ sauce.

AXE-CELLENT BBQ BURGER

Grilled by: Bullseye’s Axe Throwing & Luxury Auto Detailing

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with sausage and burger seasoning then topped with cheddar cheese, crispy fried onions, BBQ sauce, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes.

BACON SMASHED HATCH CHILE BURGER

Grilled by: Buffalo Wild Wings (Wooster, OH)

BURGER BIO:  Hand-smashed patty seared with bacon, american cheese, Young Guns hatch chiles, grilled onions, and pickled hot peppers then topped with a chili aioli.

CHESTER’S CHEEZY TWIST BURGER

Grilled by: Frito-Lay

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with soy sauce then topped with Tostitos Cheese Dip, Fritos Twist Queso, bacon, and jalapeños served on a pretzel bun.

THE BLEU ‘O’ BRADY BURGER

Grilled by: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s (Wooster, OH)

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with 50% bacon and O’ Brady Seasoning then topped with gorgonzola cheese, fried onion straws and jalapeño jam. Served on a buttered bun.

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL ITALIANO BURGER

Grilled by: Lyfe Choices

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with Sizzling Burger Seasoning, salt, pepper, onion powder, Italian seasoning, Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, and Lawry’s Garlic & Parsley Seasoning then topped with spaghetti sauce, thin spaghetti noodles, and mozzarella and/or parmesan cheese. Served on garlic bread. Texas Pete Hot Sauce as an optional topping.

MA, THE MEATLOAF BURGER

Grilled by: The Connection Conference and Event Center

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider mixed with onions, peppers, jalapeños, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, ketchup, Worcestershire, and pepper then topped with an egg, mashed potatoes, and cream cheese.

THE PRINCESS BURGER

Grilled by: The Leaf Restaurant

BURGER BIO:  Beef slider topped with grilled peaches, havarti cheese, cherry bourbon BBQ sauce, and candied bacon.

Join Us For The 11th Annual Great Grill Off!

Our 11th Annual Great Grill Off will take place on Sunday, June 11 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. The day will be filled with great food and family fun!

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.

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.

The burger menu will be announced soon! 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.

Thank You From Our Hearts

We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the 10th Annual Great Grill Off. The forecasted storms stayed away, and we had amazing weather to welcome 14 community grill teams and over 1,300 guests to the Wooster campus of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio for the big event. It was our biggest competition yet as the teams competed to win over the tastebuds and votes of the crowd with their mouthwatering sliders.

The campus was filled with smiles as family and friends enjoyed inflatables, carnival games, train rides, tractor rides, and more. The energy was high, and everyone was enjoying an afternoon of great food and family fun!

At the conclusion of the event, the votes were tallied and Lyfe Choices was crowned the 2022 Burger Champion with their “3 Little Pigs Burger”. CCHO’s In IT to Win IT team took second place with their “TeraByte Burger” and third place was a tie between Cutler Real Estate’s “Brie-ing You Home Burger” and Bullseye’s Axe Throwing/Luxury Auto Detailing’s “Bullseye’s Bad-Axe BBQ Burger”. Congratulations and thank you to all our grill teams for their hard work and dedication.

As you can imagine, it takes a large team to bring this event together. Our day was a huge success due to the support of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers who helped us throughout the weekend. Special thanks to our event sponsors Powers Oil & Propane, Church of the Lakes, Coblentz Bros., Inc, The Wooster Brush Company, Mennonite Mutual Insurance, The Commercial & Savings Bank, and Village Catering Company; Tri-Village Christian Church and Parkview Christian Church in Findlay, OH for providing volunteers before and during the event; Mohican Church of the Brethren and Putt-N-Stuff for providing tents; Frito-Lay for providing chips; Wayne Homes for providing water; Wayne County Sheriff’s Office; Central Fire/EMS Department; and to our numerous day-of volunteers and all our grill teams!

Thank you for joining us for delicious food and for your donations to help hurting boys and girls experience safety, connection, and healing. Remember, it’s not just about the burgers, it’s about our awesome kids!

Enjoy the photo gallery for a taste of the Grill Off and we hope to see you back next year. Save the date for the second Sunday in June — Sunday, June 11, 2023.

 

Your 2022 Grill Teams

We are excited for our Tenth Annual Great Grill Off on Sunday, June 12 from 12:30-3:30pm on CCHO’s campus. With less than a month away from the big event, it’s time to reveal your 2022 grill teams. With five returning grill teams and nine new grill teams, this will be our biggest year yet, so you won’t want to miss it! We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of delicious food and family fun.

Look at this great lineup!

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!

BACKYARD BURGER

Grilled by: CCHO’s Burger Boys

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

THE REGULATOR BURGER

Grilled by: CCHO’s Get with the Program Team

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

SWISS FONDUE BURGER

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

THE WHISK ME HOME BURGER

Grilled by: Cutler Real Estate

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

HOISIN BBQ BURGER

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

IT’S GREEK TO ME BURGER

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

I LOVE YOU MAN BURGER

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.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED BURGER

Grilled by: The Leaf

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

BACON BURGER

Grilled by: The Cheese Shoppe

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

SWEET SOUTHERN HEAT BURGER

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

CLOVER BURGER

Grilled by: Hard Hat Restaurant

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

CHEDDAR BLT BURGER WITH TARRAGON RUSSIAN DRESSING

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

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