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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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