The New York Wine & Culinary Center will host a Hands-on BBQ Battle Competition and Garden Tent Party on July 4th, 2014

At 5pm, guests are encouraged to watch competing teams prepare their BBQ ribs within our Hands-On-Kitchen, or venture out to the Garden Tent to enjoy music, light foods, ice cream sundae bar, cash bar, and free Genesee and Genny Light until the kegs run out.
At 7pm teams will finish their creations, and the tasting and judging begins.
Meanwhile, the NYWCC Chef’s will offer additional BBQ dishes for guests to enjoy.
Around 7:45pm the winners of the BBQ Battle Competition will be announced. Guests are encouraged to stay, relax, and enjoy the remainder of the evening under the Garden Tent and in the NYWCC Gardens for the Fourth of July fireworks over Canandaigua Lake.
 “BBQ Battle – Ribs Galore!” (Hands on cooking competition), from 5 – 7pm
Competition participants may arrive anytime after 3pm to begin their preparation in our Hands-on Kitchen. All participants must arrive by 5pm
$125 per team (12 teams max)
Class registration fee includes your ingredients, culinary instruction and use of the Hands-on Kitchen. It also includes admission to the Tent Party, where the competition will culminate in a tasting and judging.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams judged by a VIP Panel, and two lucky Tent Party guests.
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Reservations can be made online at or by calling 585.394.7070


The New York Wine and Culinary Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 to educate visitors while showcasing New York’s dynamic agriculture, wine, and food industries. The Center’s state-of-the-art facility overlooking Canandaigua Lake features a Hands-On Kitchen, Educational Theater, Tasting Room, Private Dining Room, Culinary Arts Boutique, and the local-fare restaurant – Upstairs Bistro. Daily activities, events, and classes surround the Center’s mission to educate, engage, and excite.
To learn more about the New York Wine & Culinary Center, please call 585-394-7070 or visit

Amy Slentz | PR & Marketing Manager New York Wine & Culinary Center 800 South Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-7070 ext. 128