My first experience with an EggFest is in the record books. Although I didn’t cook, I met a bunch of great people. I decided that since this was Scott’s first event I would be there for him and Bekke as their “Go to Guy”. The food from every participant was exceptional. The location was perfect and the weather was typical desert southwest.
Claudia and I have been involved in the planning and execution of many large events in the past and I have to tell you I was a little concerned when I found out the stars of the show - the “BGE’S” - had not arrived by Friday at noon. We were relieved when the truck pulled up and we could start the building process. Since we had to move the Eggs to the location the next day we decided to leave them in the boxes and complete final assembly on site. Scott, Bekke, Natalie, Allen and I worked tirelessly until about 10PM on Friday night. Saturday morning with the help of the previous day’s crew along with Claudia - my wife, Rebecca - Scott’s sister and her husband Quentin and Jason - a friend of Scotts, we marched on to Tempe Park. We were unloading when some of the participants showed up. With their help, we had the 20+ Eggs in place and smoking by 10AM.
I have to take my hat off to Scott and Bekke for an amazing job given the short lead-time and the Eggs showing up the “Day Before”! Next year we will have corrected our mistakes and be ready for an even better event. Now a few pictures from the 1st annual Tempe Big Green Egg Fest.
Scott and Bekke
Bekke and Wanabe making nests
AZRP and Family
My wife Claudia and a new BGE owner
Allen a friend of Scott and Bekkes
Monica A.K.A MollyShark doing her Egg best
LoveHandles and a friend's wife, still need a name!
AZScott and weiners
Jeff Cromer doing the rib thing. He also helped in the morning setup
Last but not least, Scott's Mom, Dad and Grandpa help with registration