COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Barbecue Association will hold a class in Columbia to train new barbecue judges Saturday, July 11.
This all-day seminar is designed to start a person on the path to becoming a full-fledged certified barbeque judge. It is the first of a five-step process towards that goal.
The SCBA has held classes in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Lexington, Beaufort, Greenville and Florence, but Columbia is a favorite location since it is central to the whole state and the SCBA tries to hold at least one seminar in Columbia each year.
The barbecue-judging class will be held Saturday in the recreation hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1715 Bull St. in the heart of Columbia. It is a day-long seminar that will last from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee includes a barbecue lunch.
Anyone interested who would like to become a certified barbecue judge should contact Lake High, president of the SCBA, at Lhigh1@sc.rr.com. High will email information on the judge training and membership in the South Carolina Barbecue Association.