#Volunteer #BBQRESCUES #Foundation #HurricaneHarvey #Benefit #Dallas #CedarHill #Texas

Spotlight on BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Part II + Dallas Cares Hurricane Harvey Benefit & Western Foodservice Expo

 

 

#DianeBiochut #Best #Extraordinary #Designer #Graphic #Freelance
BARBECUE RESCUES! Foundation’s new logo was generously donated by Freelance Designer Extraordinaire Diane Biochut of http://321message.com/

2017-18 ACTIVITIES/ UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Updated May 2018

The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is active with Video Production and Social Media outreach to promote Fitness and Healthier Grilling, as well as other important Community Projects. Here are some Highlights of our Activities, thus far. Check back soon for Updates.

August 2017- Western Food Service Conference- Los Angeles

Met with some of the Food Industry’s leading new and established Manufacturers and Distributers to introduce our goal of healthier eating. Pictured with Jonathan Burgess of Burgess Brother’s BBQ Sauces and Burgers https://www.burgessbrothers.com/

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BBQ RESCUES! Foundation’s Chef Mick Brown at 2017 Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo with Jonathan Burgess of  Burgess Brothers BBQ sauces.

Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo is returning to Los Angeles August 27-29, 2018 at LA Convention Center. www.westernfoodexpo.com/

 

September 9, 2017- Dallas Cares Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser, sponsored by BBQ RESCUES Foundation in conjunction with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas  https://unitedwaydallas.org/ to raise funds and provide healthy COMFORTING BBQ to Harvey Evacuees.  https://bbqrescues.com/2017/09/01/dallas-cares-bbq-hurricane-harvey-benefit-planned-for-september-10th/

A HUGE Thanks to local Sponsors:

SOULMAN’S BAR-B-QUE, Various Texas Locations

#SoulmansBarBQue #Texas #BBQ #HurricaneHarveyRelief
Great Brisket and Pulled Pork from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que really went over well with Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser. Thanks! https://soulmans.com/dallas-cares-bbq-rally-harvey-relief-sunday/

#SoulmansBarBQue #Texas #BBQ #HurricaneHarveyRelief
Staff from Soulman’s Bar-B-Cue donating food and bottled water for Hurricane Harvey Relief Event to benefit Evacuees and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. https://soulmans.com/dallas-cares-bbq-rally-harvey-relief-sunday/

#SoulmansBarBQue #Texas #BBQ
Mixed Plate, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, Texas https://soulmans.com/

 

A PARTY SOLUTION

#ChefMickBrown #HurricaneHarveyRelief #Trailous #APartySolution #PartySupplies #Dallas #BBQRESCUES
Trailous of A Party Solution/Dallas donates discounted Tents, Tables and Supplies to Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit, September 2017. With Chef Mick Brown of BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. https://www.apartysolution.com/

 

Winner’s BBQ Cedar Hill, TX

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Thanks to the Staff at Winners BBQ- Cedar Hills, TX. for donating food to Hurricane Harvey Relief benefit. With Chef Mick Brown of BBQ RESCUES Foundation. http://www.winnersbbq.com/

#BBQRESCUES #WinnersBBQ #CedarHillTX #ChefMickBrown
Mixed Plate at Winners BBQ Cedar Hills, TX. http://www.winnersbbq.com/

 

L’Dudyah’s Stiq and Stay BBQ Sauce

#StiqandStaySauce #LdubyahStiqandStaySauce #Recipe #GrilledShrimp
A Very Special Thanks to Lisa L. Whitmore who was not only volunteered for BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Staff, but also gave us a taste of her soon-to-be launched Stiq and Stay Sauce. Recipe-https://bbqrescues.com/2017/10/27/spooky-smoky-shrimp-and-lobster-cocktail-with-spirulina/

 

HUGS AND THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS- WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!

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Chef Mick Brown with BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Thanks All Volunteers for “Dallas Cares: A Hurricane Harvey BBQ Benefit”. September 2017

“Spotlight on BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Part III” Coming Soon. Stay Tuned!

LINKS

Mission BBQ RESCUES! Foundation-

321 Message Graphic Design- http://321message.com/

Western Food and Hospitality Expo- www.westernfoodexpo.com/

Burgess Brothers BBQ Sauce- https://www.burgessbrothers.com/

Dallas Cares Hurricane Benefit- https://bbqrescues.com/2017/09/01/dallas-cares-bbq-hurricane-harvey-benefit-planned-for-september-10th/

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Press Release- https://soulmans.com/dallas-cares-bbq-rally-harvey-relief-sunday/

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que- https://soulmans.com/

A Party Solution (Supplies Dallas area)- https://www.apartysolution.com/

Winners BBQ- http://www.winnersbbq.com/

L’Dubyah’s Stiq and Stay BBQ Sauce Go Fund Me- https://www.gofundme.com/ldubyahs-stiq-stay-bbq-sauce

 

 

 

#BlueSouthernComfortFoods

How to Host a BBQ Food Fundraiser

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of www.BBQRescues.com

Did you know that a small portion of the cash that you spend every week on Fast Food could make a big difference in your Community? The Netherlands just had an 81% Voter Turn Out! That’s a huge number for any group of people to participate in anything. Could you imagine if only 20% of the what we spent in the McDrive Thru went to our favorite Causes? What if you invested 50% of the Eating budget into your biggest asset- Your Good Health? What does this have to do with BBQ? Or Food Event Fundraising? Read on.

First, let me Thank the National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA) for inviting BBQ RESCUES! to cover their Annual “I Am BBQ” Conference in Fort Worth, TX from March 29th thru April 1st, 2017. The Conference is open to the Public in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. You can attend individual events, or buy an Annual Membership (starting at $50), which includes Discounts and other awesome Goodies all year long. There will also be Educational Seminars for anyone who may be thinking about starting a BBQ related Business. They will cover topics from Budgeting, Menu Planning to “How Do You Waygu?”

#ChefMickBrown #BBQ #SantaMonicaPolice #Department
Chef Mick Brown helping serve lunch to 500 people at the Santa Monica Police Dept. 120th Birthday BBQ in 2016.

For those around the rest of the country, BBQ RESCUES! will try to share as many Tips as possible. I also am honored to have been invited to headline a Children’s Charity benefit BBQ Cookout in Houston, TX. on Sunday March 26th, 2017. This will be the first run of a new program where we will travel the country teaching BBQ Food Fundraiser Bootcamps to Charities, Schools, and other worthy Organizations. The first part will be teaching Recipes and Fo0d Safety Tips to Volunteers. Then invited Guests will arrive later to dine on the foods we prepare as they receive a Cooking Demo on how to prepare the dishes at home.

Here are BBQ RESCUES!’ 7 Tips for How to Prepare a Charity Food Fundraiser:

1. Check Local Laws regarding Food Fundraising Events. One time, Non-Profit events usually do not require paying for the permit, but may still need to register the responsible Certified Food Professional involved and required Proof of Insurance. Laws may vary depending on whether food is served privately to invited Guests, or advertised and sold to the General Public. Some Jurisdictions also make distinctions between Baked Goods, Prepared Ready to Eat Products, and serving Potentially Hazardous Foods.

2. Set Date, Time, Budget and locate an appropriate Venue. Once again, most jurisdictions simply require the supervision of a Food Professional and Potable Hands Washing facilities. So consider whether you need to rent a Church or Commercial Kitchen venue or can do it in the Park and in a volunteer’s Backyard.

3. Plan to keep the Menu Simple, the simpler the better. For Meals- it is good to have Vegetarian, Gluten Free, as well as Meat Options to appeal to the widest pool of possible Participants. [Some jurisdictions require filing HAACP* procedures for each Menu Item.]

4. Pre-Planning is Crucial. Whether you meet by Phone, Skype, In Person or stay in contact via Email, it is important to think through each step of the Event, and assign who is responsible for completing it. First timers, be careful of piling too many tasks on one person. Good Intentions are not enough when it comes to Serving Food Safely.  Try to prepare all Volunteers well in advance, so everyone is not starting from scratch getting instructions during event. It is always helpful to prepare detailed Itinerary .

5.Day of Event- Start Early. Do not underestimate how much time it will take to get from Preparing All Food, Doing Set-Up and Coordinating Event Staff prior to receiving Visitors. Remember you always want to bring your “A” Game, when it comes to serving Delicious Food. Most potentially Hazardous Pre-prepared Foods have a 4 Hour Window to be held and served at proper temperatures.

6. Try to Have Fun! Nothing stresses Customers out more than seeing frantic, disorganized conflicts going on with the Cooking Staff. That is why people are regularly walking on the TV Show- Hell’s Kitchen. Everyone is at the Event to support your Charity so make sure they have a Good Time. They will request you to do it again and again, and you will see your Following grow, along with your Club Finances.

7. GOOD LUCK!

#ChefMickBrown #bbqcatering #cateringlosangeles
Don’t forget to add plenty of Grilled Veggies to the Menu, to help balance off some of the Meats. Pictured: Chef Mick Brown grilling Corporate Lunch in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

Join us for a special Sunday Night BBQ Cookout to benefit Great Inspirations For Teens (GIFT) and Our Children Our Future (OCOF) of Houston, Texas. The event, “GIFT us Your McFastFood Money (#GYMM) will be held on Sunday March 26th, 2017 at 4pm, will feature a Dinner prepared by the Teens with the help of visiting Chef Mick Brown- Host of BBQ RESCUES TV. They promise a delicious and nutritious Menu on a Pay-What-You-Can basis. Also, we will demonstrate how your family can make the Meal at home, for a half of what you’d normally spend on Fast Food.

To RSVP Contact (832) 583-OCOF (6263) or Fill Out Online Registration at:

https://bbqrescues.com/2017/03/22/gymmgift-your-mcfastfood-money/

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com

LINKS

How Much Americans Spend on Fast Food- https://www.reference.com/food/much-money-americans-spend-fast-food-597cd336a3c818fb

National Barbecue and Grilling Association “I Am BBQ” Conference 2017-  https://www.iambbq2017.com/

*Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points (Serving Food Safely- FDA) https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/HACCP/

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