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
We’re thrilled to share that the Great Grill Off returns to the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio campus in Wooster on Sunday, June 13, 12:30-3:30pm. The competition for best burger continues at our 9th annual event. Community grill teams will attempt to win over your tastebuds and your vote with scrumptious slider creations. As the event gets closer, we’ll reveal the teams and their recipes.
We’re keeping your health in mind by spacing out food lines and eating areas. Limited seating will be available so feel free to bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs. We’re also changing up some of our children’s activities to bring you the most fun in a safe way.
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’re excited to see all of you as a guest or considering serving as an event volunteer.
We had a beautiful June day for our 2019 Great Grill Off. We warmly welcomed 11 community grill teams and nearly 1400 guests of all ages to the Wooster Campus of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio for amazing food and family fun! We know you came hungry as more than 5,000 burgers and 300 hot dogs were served along with your favorite picnic sides. Thank you to Frito Lay who once again donated chips and to Hartzler’s Family Dairy who contributed 24 gallons of ice cream to make the day extra sweet.
We saw smiles across the campus as friends and family enjoyed a host of carnival games, inflatables, face painting and tractor rides. Many of you took home winning desserts through our Bake Walk. In our inaugural basketball shootout, 69 shots were taken at 3/4 court resulting in three winners.
Congratulations to all of our winners… including Spoon Market who you voted Best Burger for a third consecutive year with their Kung Fu Panda Burger. Your second favorite burger was the Too Gouda Be True Burger grilled by West View Healthy Living. Third place winner was Buehler’s with their Luau Burger. The competition was filled with laughter and loyalty for their amazing creations. And it was delicious!
Our day was a huge success with the support of our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers who helped us throughout the weekend. Thank you for your kindness and leadership. Your support allowed us to help others experience their worth in Christ during our 50th celebration weekend.
Enjoy the photo gallery for a taste of the Grill Off and make plans to join us in June 2020 for our eighth annual competition!
The 2019 competition is really heating up between our 11 community grill teams. This year we are seeing a mix of hot and spicy creations as well as dangerous amounts of cheese 🙂 Will Spoon Market hold on to their undefeated status, or will a new team steal it away? Your vote could determine the 2019 Best Burger.
Get a sneak peek below, and be sure to bring the whole family and all of your friends out for our seventh 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: Ashland University
Allouette Brie spread, pepper jam (poblano, jalapeño, red, yellow), red onion, red wine, red wine vinegar, black pepper, topped with candied bacon
Grilled by: Ugly Duck Extreme Spor-B-Grille
Cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, seasoning
JALAPEÑO POPPER BURGER
Grilled by: Wooster Elks Lodge
Salt & pepper, onion powder, stuffed with a cream cheese blend of jalapeños, cheddar/monterey jack cheeses, chili & garlic powder, bacon bits, topped with ranch mayo and crispy onion straws
ITALIAN HOAGIE STEAK BURGER W/ CHEESE
Grilled by: Lone Star Butcher and Deli Shop
Red and green bell peppers, red and green jalapeño peppers, onion, spices, soy flour, salt, pasteurized milk
MOHICAN PHILLY BURGER
Grilled by: Mohican Hills Golf Club
Red onion, Spanish onion, tri-colored sweet bell peppers, portabella mushrooms, provolone, mozzerella, habeñero & jalapeño infused cheese whiz cream cheese spread OR mild cream cheese cheeze spread
HOME SWEET HOME BURGER
Grilled by: Cutler Real Estate
Fresh spinach, arugula, goat cheese, fig jam, onion
KUNG FU PANDA BURGER
Grilled by: Spoon Market
King’s Hawaiian Bun with sesame slaw, jalapeño cheddar spread, a sweet chili sauce piled onto a burger and topped off with Cool Ranch Doritos
Grilled by: Van Nostran Young & Associates
Garlic powder, onion powder, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, black pepper, lemon pepper, seasoning, cheddar cheese
DANGEROUSLY CHEESY BURGER
Grilled by: Frito Lay
Three-cheese blend with nachos and spices stuffed inside burger, salt & pepper, topped with nacho chips
TOO GOUDA BE TRUE BURGER
Grilled by: West View Healthy Living
Worcestershire, smoked paprika, coriander, butter, cream cheese, garlic, scallion, bacon, onion, salt & pepper, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, arugala, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked gouda cheese
Grilled by: Buehler’s
Grilled pineapple, pulled pork, smoked gouda cheese, BBQ sauce on a Buehler’s sweet roll