The Largest Steak Competition East of the Mississippi River

Join us for the 2016 Sunshine State Steak Cookoff, featuring grill teams vying for a top prize in this professionally-judged event. All grill teams are welcome. Entry fee is per team. Tickets for the Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off are $20.00 per person and include live music, kids fun zone, and 16oz Ribeye steak, salad, roll, baked potato, and beverage.

This is a fundraiser for the Rhodora J. Donahue K-12 Academy of Ave Maria where over $75,000 are made available in scholarships to lower income families, providing these students with the opportunity to gain a first class college prep private education that focuses on developing a sense and love of learning.

January 30, 2016


Ave Maria is a short trip from Naples in southwest Florida.

From I-75 S, take exit 111 toward Immokalee Road East. Continue, then turn right onto Oil Well Road. In ten miles, turn left onto Ave Maria Boulevard. Stay on Ave Maria Boulevard and you'll smell the steak!



Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

If you're interested in sponsoring the event,
please contact: Dan Guernsey