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Press Release: Langley BBQ Celebrates a Decade of Smoke and Fire

BBQ off the Bypass returns for 10th annual competition this fall

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and host of BOTB, is available for interview and on-air BBQ demos. Please contact Amy Chen at or 778-998-0036.

In Short:

[Langley, BC] Get your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 10th annual Well Seasoned BBQ Off the Bypass returns Sunday, September 13 from 10am to 4pm in the Well Seasoned parking lot at #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia. The event is FREE to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples.

Smokin' hot BBQ from BOTB 2014.

Smokin’ hot BBQ from BOTB 2014.

Every year, the event attracts the best of the best competitive BBQ teams from throughout the Pacific North West for a sizzling competition. This battle of the BBQ includes five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt and an open choice. For fun, there will be an additional “Blackbox” category for teams to showcase their creativity and BBQ ability. Teams with the most accumulated points across all categories is crowned the ultimate BBQ champion and wins their share of the largest yet, cash prize of $10,000. Registration still open for interested available online.

BBQ Off the Bypass is also host to the 6th Annual Great BC Bake Off, an amateur pie competition with three categories: fruit pie, open choice, and the classic Canadian butter tart. Home cooks and bakers may register online for all categories, or one.

Judges evaluating barbecue dish.Angie Quaale, owner of the celebrated Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, first introduced BBQ On the Bypass in 2005 as a way to unite grilling enthusiasts to join the quest for ultimate barbecue. Dedicated and creative teams from across North America gather annually in Langley, BC to compete for the best smoking good meat. Since 2008, winning teams have qualified to compete in international renowned BBQ competitions including the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational and the American Royal in Kansas City.

At a Glance

  • What:
    • 10th Annual BBQ off the Bypass
  • When:
    • September 13th, 2015 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia.
  • Who:
    • Please contact Amy Chen for photo and interview opportunities.
    • Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and host of BBQ Off the Bypass.
    • Chef Dez, BBQ Off the Bypass emcee and Red Seal Chef.
    • Last year’s Grand Champion and Langley’s own House of Q.
    • For more information on BBQ Off the Bypass, please visit the website.
Activities for children to enjoy include free face painting.

Activities for children to enjoy include free face painting.

Suggested Tweets:

  • Save the Date! #BOTB2015 @bbqonthebypass is back Sept 13 w/ finger lickin’ #BBQ samples #Langley
  • Show off your baking skills in #BCBakeOff @bbqonthebypass #BOTB2015 Sept 13 in #Langley. Register:
  • Celebrate 10yrs @bbonthebypass w 30+ #BBQ teams compete to win $10k in #Langley. Who’s the #winner?

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Our New Charitable Partner!

kittehs_langleytimesWe have a new charitable partner for BOTB this year.  They will be acting as our event greeters and will have donation boxes at both entrances.

Entry is still free but people are encouraged to make a donation – all proceeds will go to Langley based TinyKittens

The official purpose of TinyKittens Society is to promote the welfare of cats by:

  • rescuing stray, feral, abandoned, unwanted or abused cats
  • encouraging responsible pet ownership through education for the general public
  • partnering with schools to offer classroom education for students

Countdown to the BC Bake Off!

Summer heat is upon us and while we’re happy to stand in front of a hot grill, the idea of turning on the oven is about as desirable as a wet wool blanket. That being said, there is something great about patio party desserts, so we collected 10 great “no bake” desserts that require little to no oven time so you keep cool as the we count down to the 6th  Annual BC Bake Off hosted at this year’s BBQ *Off* the Bypass.

Visit us every Wednesday for a new recipe counting down to September 13th.

Wanna Judge? Certification Classes Announced

A Certified KCBS Instructor, will guide you through proper judging of competition quality BBQ in the following categories: chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. A KCBS judge evaluates BBQ using three specific criteria: appearance, taste and texture. KCBS sanctioned events always prefer to have 100% Certified BBQ Judges to ensure judging standards are upheld.

The classroom environment is professional and courteous, yet fun and entertaining. The class consists of about 50% instruction and 50% judging actual competition BBQ.

More FAQ’s may be answered at:

Attendees will learn the art of judging KCBS BBQ.


Certified BBQ Judging class with Head Judges Kelly & Kathleen McIntosh

SEPTEMBER 11 @ 6:00 PM9:30 PM | $115

Fees for this class are $90.00 for KCBS members and $115.00 for non KCBS members. Non-member fees include 1 year membership in KCBS


Certified BBQ Table Captain Class (aprox. 2 hours)

SEPTEMBER 12 @ 10:00 AM12:00 PM | $50