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.
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.
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 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
WOW. That’s about all we can say about the 2018 Great Grill Off! We weren’t sure how the rain would affect attendance but God provided the perfect window, and our grill teams responded with a lineup of delicious sliders that rivaled any past Grill Off menu. A record 1200-plus people came out to the Wooster campus of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio and, by the end of the day, we had served more than 2700 burgers and another 448 hot dogs, along with gallons of baked beans, potato salad and macaroni salad. Frito-Lay once again provided tons of chips and let’s not forget the 24 gallons of Hartzler’s Family Dairy ice cream. But the Grill Off is about more than just food. This event is one of the highlights of the summer for families looking for a fun day outside with tons of carnival games, face painting and inflatables.
Check out the infographic for all the great stats from the day. CCHO and our family of ministries would once again like to thank everyone who came despite the sketchy weather reports. We had more than 500 votes in our annual burger contest, with Wooster’s own Spoon Market successfully defending their crown with the awesome Hercules burger, which was no small feat considering the yummy entries from our other community teams (Lone Star Butcher and Deli Shop, Gouda Bar & Grill, and The Pines) and our four CCHO campus teams. A day like this would not be possible without our incredible volunteers, who once again stepped up to make this day unforgettable for all who attended, and special thanks to our generous event sponsors!
Want a taste of how much fun the 2018 Great Grill Off was? Check out the gallery below and be sure to join us on June 9, 2019 for the next Great Grill Off!