Carnivores Classic

“This thing is big, I mean, it’s so big it could be mistaken for a small building! It’s Montana big! The Missoula College Asado grill; that we are fabricating is a WORLDS FIRST”

Dallas Anderson, 2nd year welding student and Levi Bessette 1st year welding student - Missoula College

Introducing the Second Annual 

Carnivores Classic at the Montana Food Festival!

A benefit for the Missoula College Culinary Arts Program at the Missoula County Fairgrounds (in conjunction with the Fairgrounds 100 year anniversary)

Here’s what’s happening:

May 24th kicks off BBQ week in Missoula.  Participating restaurants will show off their best recipes with specials featuring their unique take on the BBQ season

Friday, May 29th launches the two day event with the culinary event of the year.   There are only 250 tickets available to this exclusive dinner and auction.  

Friday Night, May 29th.  The celebration continues when we fire up the enormous Asado Grill, and begin smoking a steer, pigs, chickens a lamb and salmon. Contestants from the Kansas City BBQ Society will begin their all night cook and we welcome our carnivore campers and amateur teams to the fairgrounds to enjoy the spectacle of it all.  Music and spirits will surely brighten the evening.

Saturday, May 30th.  “Barbecue from Around the World”. This grand buffet prepared by the students of the Culinary Arts Program will have at it’s centerpiece the roast of an entire steer prepared Asado-style!  The public is invited to purchase tickets to the event and dig into the Asado buffet, a sampling of specialty drinks from Montana distilleries, live music, on stage culinary demonstrations and finally, the awards!  The winner the Kansas City Barbecue Society will be crowned for this sanctioned event.

More Information:

As plans for the new Missoula College campus are being finalized, the Culinary Arts Program is planning to raise over $150,000 in designated funds for their program to help defray building and equipment costs of state of the art equipment for our new facility.  A  large part of the funding will come from our hosting Carnivores Classic at the Montana Food Festival.  

 If you would like additional information about our Culinary Arts Program, or would be interested in helping in any way, please contact us.  We are always happy to talk! or phone (406) 243-7870

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