Grill Teams

Last year there were over over 1800 steaks cooked on La Piazza in Ave Maria, FL.  We hosted 18 grills of all shapes and sizes with cook teams from near and far.

Does your grill team have what it takes to be the Best Steak in Florida?

A grill team is any group of people, that can cook 30+ steaks and has/rents their own rig or grills. They must use charcoal or wood, gas is not permitted.  They need to pre-register and the deadline is Dec. 15th, or when all spots are filled.  Applications received after the date or after spots are filled will be placed on a waiting list, in the case of a cancellation. Event organizers will be happy to assist you in starting a team. We can also help you find a grill to rent and provide other helpful pointers.

Entry Fee: $125

Grill Team Award Money: Grand Champion $2,500,

1st Runner Up $1,000,

2nd Runner Up $500,

Holy Smokes Award $125

For Applications and Information Contact or call the school at 239-842-3241

Hall of Fame

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners

Grand Champion
Grill Sargents - Barron Collier Corp.
Chief Cook - Blake Gable

1st Runner Up
Johnny Gutierrez

2nd Runner Up
Tied to a Steak
PBS Construction
Chief Cook - Bart Zino

Holy Smokes Team
Hot Pursuit
Beckner's Jewelry & Repair
Chief Cook - Alan Beckner

2011 Winners

Grand Champion
Bonus Dei Grill Team
Chief Cook - Joshua Lees
AMU Faculty & Staff

1st Runner Up
Lucky Dogz Grill
Chief Cook - Bart Zino
PBS Construction

2nd Runner Up
St. Lawrence Grill Team
Chief Cook - Michael Santchi
AMU Knights of Columbus

Holy Smokes Award
The Holy Cows
Chief Cook - Mike Hallenback
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