Thank You For A Great Day

We had a beautiful June day for our 2024 Great Grill Off. We had perfect weather to welcome 12 community grill teams and over 1,300 guests to the Wooster campus of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio for the big event.

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 (two-time defending champion) was crowned the 2024 Burger Champion with their “Taco Smash Burger”. The Caring Closet took second place with their “Brunch Burger” and third place went to Beef ‘O’ Brady’s for their “Taco Tuesday Burger”. It was a very close competition this year. 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, Lehman’s, Ackerman Auto and Tire, Mennonite Mutual Insurance, The Commercial & Savings Bank, J&J Auto Wrecking, Kitty Poo Club, and Fredericksburg Church of Christ; Western Reserve Group, and Whitaker Myers Wealth Management in Mansfield, OH for providing volunteers before the event; Mohican Church for providing tents; Village Catering for providing pasta salad; Frito-Lay for providing chips; SmithFoods for providing ice cream; Buehler’s; RiseFM; Meijer; Wayne County Sheriff’s Office; Central Fire/EMS Department; and to our numerous day-before and day-of volunteers and all our community 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 8, 2025.

 

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 12 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.

 

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