JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – It’s a food fight between Johns Creek police officers and Johns Creek firefighters as they square off to do battle, but they are laying down their batons and fire axes, their handcuffs and fire hoses.
Instead this is to see who wields best the spatula, tongs and other tools of the culinary arts.
It is the first-ever Big Green Egg Battle set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at A&S Culinary Concepts, 9945 Jones Bridge Road. The fun runs from noon to 4 p.m. with the cooking starting at 1 p.m.
The two teams will compete to create the most delicious appetizers and entrees using a Big Green Egg. Cooks won’t know what dishes they’ll be cooking until the competition commences.
Judging will be conducted by real chefs provided by the culinary school and the public. The winner earns those all-important bragging rights and a trophy.
Tickets to sample the results cost $10 per person. Raffle tickets for a medium Green Egg cost $5.
Tickets are available online at johnscreekga.gov/Services-Resources/Forms/Fire/Big-Green-Egg-Battle, or at any of the city’s three fire stations and at the police and fire department headquarters.
Proceeds benefit the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation. Canned food donations will be collected for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The event features entertainment for the whole family, including bounce houses, a petting zoo and music by the “School of Rock.”
The Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation was established in 2008 to assist firefighters and police officers injured in the line of duty or to assist their families.
As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit entity separate from the City of Johns Creek, the Foundation also promotes and supports community outreach on the part of the Johns Creek Fire Department and the Johns Creek Police Department. And it encourages private sector support for Johns Creek's public safety personnel.