Texas Eggfest - Cooks


Cooks and Cook Team Information

Hey Gang! It’s Nikki Lindner and we’re looking forward to our biggest and best Texas Eggfest ever! We're selling 100 Big Green Eggs so let your friends and family know. Also, if you have buddies who want to join in the fun, ask them if they want to put together a team. Most of you are old hats at this, but just as a refresher, we'll cover a few basics. To become an Official Texas Eggfest Team, email me at nikki@bbqoutfitters.com, or call my cell at 512-815-5512. Please have the following information ready:

Team Name:

Team Members (Max. 5)

Phone Number

Email Address

Number of People Attending Meet and Greet



BBQ Outfitters will provide plates, napkins, sporks, serving cups, etc. We’ll try to have enough for everyone but you may want to pick up a few back ups.


Token of Appreciation:

BBQ Outfitters will provide a $125.00 gift card to HEB to help absorb some of the cost.


Tents and Tables:

We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring tables, chairs and tents for your personal use. BBQ Outfitters will have some tents for those who don't so if you are not able to bring these items, let us know and we can make them available to you. We will also rent some tables and each team will be given a 6' table.


Sampling and Recipes:

It would be nice if you could count on providing 600-800 samples. Some teams do more, some less. It would be greatly appreciated If you could provide a copy of your recipes for those who want to replicate your amazing concoctions.


Crowd Favorite Prizes:

We will again be doing a one person, one vote crowd favorite food. This is not based on your team’s personality (you all got tons of that) but on the food you serve. First prize is a Large BGE, Second Prize a MiniMax, 3rd prize a $250 HEB Gift Card, 4th prize a $125 HEB Gift Card, 5th prize is a Yeti Tumbler 4 Pack.


Other info and requests:

Camp Ben McCullough does offer camping. There are endless lodging opportunities in the Austin, San Antonio, and Hill Country areas. Book early as there’s lots of stuff happening that weekend. Not that we need to ask, but please conduct yourselves appropriately. We want you to have a good time, but keep in mind this is a very family friendly event. We’ll do a meet and greet on Friday the 28th. More info to follow.

Again, we can't wait to get this party started and can't wait to see each and every one of you!


Cooks Spotlight

Matt Pittman

Matt is a Live Fire Cooking expert and award-winning Pitmaster Meat Church BBQ; A unique BBQ brand offering BBQ seasoning, apparel, catering, recipes & instruction. Matt has appeared on the hit TV show BBQ Pitmasters and travels the world teaching and sharing his passion for BBQ. 



John Henry

Growing up in East Texas where barbeque is king, John Henry has wonderful memories of summer picnics, country fairs and great barbeque. So East Texas flavor was what he had in mind when he created his award winning barbeque sauces, spices and rubs. He recently won first prize for his succulent brisket in his hometown of Nacogdoches, Texas while participating in the Do-Dat Barbeque Cookoff. As head of the Culinary Service Department for the Houston Community College System, John has taught the masterful art of cooking for over twenty years before retiring in 2006. He oversaw the training for future cooks, chefs and caterers specializing in the preparation and application of spices, rubs and sauces. His students are nationally-acclaimed, award-winning chefs and most recently took Best of Show and numerous others awards at the Texas Restaurant Association Show held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. In addition to his many awards and degrees, John is also an active member of the Texas Chefs Association, and is certified as a culinary educator and executive chef. John Henry is known nationally and internationally for his culinary expertise. In 1989, John was asked to personally handle the presidential inaugural dinner. He put together a team of 19 chefs, traveled to Washington, and prepared barbeque for President Bush along with 20,000 guests attending the celebration. Later, John was asked to accompany the President to Beijing, China and prepare his barbeque.