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2023 Found in Fire Waterford

Chris Kimball | Published on 3/5/2023


Breaking Barriers in BBQ: Found in Fire and Inclusive BBQ Events to Have a Cooking Competition

Waterford, CT - Found in Fire and Inclusive BBQ events have teamed up to bring an exciting barbecue competition to Camp Harkness in Waterford, CT on August 25-27, 2023.

Teams and judges sign up here!

The event, called "Found in Fire," will feature some of the best barbecue in the region, along with fun activities and entertainment for all.

On August 26, an Inclusive Event for adults with disabilities will take place where teams will work with adults to teach them how to cook and build lifelong bonds through food and fire. Teams will cook burgers and desserts, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

They are also looking for adult teams to foster adults on Saturday for the Inclusive Event, which is a unique feature of our event. We encourage everyone to come and experience the joy of cooking and bonding with others over food and fire.

The event will feature a variety of BBQ competitions:

August 26, 2023

  • Inclusive event: Burgers and Dessert

August 27, 2023

  • Chicken. Ribs, Pork, and Brisket

Competition fees are as follows:

  • Fee: $300 with a $50 discount if you are helping teams in our Inclusive Event Saturday

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top teams!

Teams and judges can sign up at

For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Trainor, "BBQ Mom," at

About Inclusive BBQ Events: Inclusive BBQ Events is a registered 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing inclusive culinary events that support individuals with disabilities, individuals at risk or experiencing homelessness, and veterans. Founded by Kathy and Tom Trainor, Inclusive BBQ Events is committed to bringing the BBQ community together in a spirit of inclusivity, compassion, and community support through culinary endeavors.

About Found in Fire: Found in Fire is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people facing major life challenges by introducing them to the world of cooking. Through a national network of cooking camps and the support of the wider community, Found in Fire is empowering young people to break loose from despair, put life on a spit, and get cooking.