We would love to have you cook at the 8th Annual North Texas EggFest on Saturday, October 19th, 2024 outside of Sunnyland Outdoor Livng at Coit and Spring Valley in Dallas!  By participating in the Eggfest as a cook, you will become part of the EggHead family and receive special benefits including:

  • All teams will receive Sunnyland employee pricing on any Big Green Egg items they want to purchase.
  • Cash payouts for all teams based on People's Choice voting plus a percentage of ticket sales to help you cover your expenses.
  • Additonal prizes for our top team based on votes by our celebrity judging panel as well as the People's Choice Awards.
  • Special thank you gifts and more.

In addition, all teams will receive the following:

  • One (1) Big Green Egg of your choice to cook on during event (Large or X-Large)
  • One (1) 10x10 tent and one (2) 8ft tables
  • Conveggtor, gripper, charcoal, starter
  • Food handling gloves & paper towels
  • 2oz. sample cups, forks, spoons, toothpicks
  • Soft drinks, water, breakfast, coffee, snacks
  • Product samples from our great vendors
  • And more perks TBA...



Your registration date will determine your team location this year - early birds will get to pick the best spots.

Every team will pay a $50 registration deposit to secure their team spot. Every team will receive a mininum $100 payout for the event as long as they participate (which esseintialy means you will get your deposit back and receive a mininum of $50 in prize money). If you need to cancel your registration or you do not show up to the event, you will not receive a depoit refund and it will be donated to Chef to the Shelters. 

If you would like to sign up to showcase your skills on the Big Green Egg, or if you would like more information on cooking at our Eggfest email us at or call Brad at 972-239-3716.






Do I need to provide my own Big Green Egg?

No, you don’t! We provide each team with a Big Green Egg and Big Green Egg charcoal. If you would like to bring your Big Green Egg, feel free to! We will still provide you with at least 1 new Big Green Egg to cook on. 


What is the entry fee for a cook team?

There is no entry fee it is FREE* (with refundable registration depsoit) to enter a team. We do ask that you keep the team to no more than 6 people. 


What size Big Green Egg will I receive?

Every cook team will receive their choice of a Large or X-Large Big Green Egg. Teams may request a 2nd egg and they will be approved based on availability of demos eggs.


How many cook team members are allowed on each team?

Each team is allowed 6 cook team members. If you are wanting more members, consider entering two teams. 


How many samples do I need to provide?

You should plan on providing minimum of 300 to 600small tastings/samples to other guests (more is fine of course). Samples are not servings - for example if you are serving a slider it should be cut in 2s or 4s. Samples could be wings, meatballs, slices of cake, or many other bite size pieces. For example, a boneless skinless chicken thigh could be cut into 4 to 8 pieces, and served perhaps on a toothpick or in a small cup. Remember, cooks are providing tastings, not a meal.


What if I signed up a cook team but I can no longer make it?

Registration fees are non-refundable if you are not able to show up for the event and the depsoit will be doanted to Chef to the Shelters on your team's behalf. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basic or due to event cancellation.


Is the food I buy for the event tax deductible?

Since this is a fundraiser for Chef to the Shelters, what you spend on the event will be tax-deductible. On the day of the event, if you provide us dated receipts for all of the food and supplies you bought for the event, we will hand you a signed form with the total of the receipts, stating you made a charitable contribution, which will then be tax-deductible under Internal Revenue Code regulations.


Will there be power where my cook team is set up?

Unfortuately, we have not found an easy way to get power to the tents yet. 


What time can I start cooking?

Our official cook team start time is 8 AM Saturday morning and all eggs should be fired up by 10 AM. If you are interested in starting earlier or staying overnight, please reach out to us to make arragements.


When should we have are samples ready for tasting?

The event and tasting begins at 11:00am. The event ends at 3:00pm, so the closer you can continue to serve until 3:00pm the better. 


What will be provided?

Tent (unless you are bringing one), Big Green Egg, Charcoal, Starter, Grid Gripper, 8 Ft Banquet Table, 2 Chairs, Conveggtor, Food Handling Gloves, Paper Towels, Hand Sanitizer, Trash Cans, Sunnyland’s Sun-Sational Seasoning Blend , forks, spoons, toothpicks, and 2 oz sample cups. Anything else that you would need, feel free to bring. 


What food can I cook?

That is completely up to you! A Big Green Egg can cook almost anything you throw at it. You can cook anything from bbq to pizza to desserts. There is no rule on what you can or cannot cook. You will just need to provide samples for the attendees. You only need to cook 1 thing but if you want to do multiple variations feel free to!


Are there Awards?

This is a friendly cooking competition during a wonderful day raising money for Chef to the Shelters, but it’s always fun to win some awards! Our people's choice award will give all attendees an opportunity to vote for sevearl of their favortie teams with each vote earning you cash. In addition, we will have mininum cash prizes for top 5 teams. There will also be prizes for the top teams selected by our celebrity judging panel.





Long cooks such as brisket and ribs are discouraged due to the timing of the event (you are welcome to arrive earily in the morning if you are interested though). It is important to remember that an Eggfest is about sharing ideas, recipes and introducing others to food cooked on the Big Green Egg, so keeping food samples available is important. 

However, beyond that, the options are limited only by your imagination. Consider quick cooks like steaks (flank, skirt, London broil, etc), chicken pieces, pork loins, tenderloins, chops or country style ribs, shrimp or meat on skewers, Soups or Stews in Dutch ovens, etc. You can put your own “style” in your cook by using unique rubs, sauces, techniques, ingredients, etc.

Also, there is no reason for you to limit your thinking to a particular meal. You can do appetizer finger type foods, desserts, or perhaps a few will even decide to do a breakfast cook. Breakfast meals are always welcome to Early Birds.

During the day, keep in mind that many of the attendees are either new Egg owners or perhaps considering buying an Egg. Expect them to ask you questions about your recipe, technique, setup, temperature, accessories, experiences, etc. We hope to have the cooking area set up in such a way that your work table/serving table should provide a natural barrier to keep guests out of your cooking space and away from the hot Eggs. Please keep guest safety and an isolated work space in mind when setting up for the actual cook.

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