MBN Judges Training Seminar Registration

Memphis Barbecue Network is proud to offer barbecue judging seminars for barbecue enthusiasts. The purpose of these seminars is to instruct judges in the mechanics of judging a Memphis Barbecue Network Sanctioned barbecue contest.

All Network Sanctioned Contests are provided with lists of trained and certified judges for use in their contests. Barbecue teams prefer trained and/or certified judges and often inquire at a contest as to the number of trained and/or certified judges. Most sanctioned contests, including the BIG PIG JIG®, Georgia’s Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, are rapidly working toward using 100% trained and/or certified judges. As a trained and/or certified judge, you will be invited to judge at many events all across the country.

Topics that will be covered at the judging seminar include: the Memphis Barbecue judging process and rules, the official meat categories, the scoring process, blind judging, and the on-site final judging. You will sample barbecue during simulated judging exercises by barbecue teams.

After becoming a Memphis Barbecue Network trained judge, you may gain certification by judging each official meat category (Whole Hog, Pulled Pork, and Rib) at a least 2 (two) sanctioned contests.

The Judging Seminar cost is $65 which includes all materials and is limited to the first 50 registrants. Deadline to register is October 5th.

Our next seminar will be held:

DATE: Friday, November 1st, 2019

TIME: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION: BIG PIG JIG® Venue, Barbecue City, U.S.A.
350 Pig Jig Blvd., Vienna, GA 31092

CONTACT:  Rhonda Lamb-Heath
Dooly County Chamber of Commerce/BIG PIG JIG®
PO Box 308
Vienna, GA 31092-0308
CALL: (229)268-8275 or FAX: (229)268-8200

Register and pay online below or complete the application form in PDF, include a check for $65 made payable to BIG PIG JIG® and mail to the address on the application. If you have any questions, please contact me at rhonda@bigpigjig.com or phone 229-268- 8275(office).

After completing the Application for the “MBN Judging Seminar,” please BE CERTAIN to complete “Registration for a Judging Package!” This is available by returning to the website, and choosing EITHER the “Whole Hog Judges” or the “No Frills Judges” package. This is required! 

Seminar space is limited to the first 50 applications received.

Non-Cook Team member participants successfully completing this class

will be invited to Judge at the BIG PIG JIG®

Registration Deadline is October 5th

Rhonda Lamb-Heath
Dooly County
Chamber of Commerce/BIG PIG JIG®
PO Box 308
Vienna, GA 31092-0308

Questions? (229) 268-8275


For more information, contact (229)268-8275 or email: rhonda@bigpigjig.com