7th Annual Taste of Blanchard Cook-Off; January 19th

BCA BBQ Cook-Off

  • Joel Rodgers

Chicken, pork spare ribs, brisket, steak, chicken wings, pork chops, and now you’re hungry!

The 7th annual Taste of Blanchard cook-off is Saturday January 19 on the campus of Northwood high school, with some events starting on Friday January 18th.

A Taste of Blanchard is an annual community event featuring an arts and craft show, with chili and BBQ cook offs.

If you’d like to enter, contact Mr. Shannon Wall at Sdwall@caddoschools.org or (318) 464-3359. Deadline 1 week before cook-off (if space is still available)


$5000 payout!

Money paid out of 1st-10th place for each meat category. Awards for Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and top three places in each meat category.

$150 entry fee *make checks payable to Northwood high school. Each cool will be expected to. donate cooked meat to the school for a BBQ plate fundraiser. **limited electricity and water

Categories include: Half chicken, Pork Spare Ribs, & Beef Brisket. Teams must enter all there categories to be considered for Grand Champion.


SCA Steak cook-off – Friday January 18

$1500 payout $100 entry fee


Kids’Q – cooks provide their own bone-in pork chops (2) $25 entry fee; 100% payout of entry fees; January 19th. This is a BCA ancillary event.


Chicken wings- January 18th

6 drummies and 6 flappers

$25 entry fee/100% payout

This is an SCA ancillary event.


Coco-cola’s People’s Choice

$10 entry fee

Pulled Pork

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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