Registration open for Eggs On the Beach

Special to GateHouse Media Florida

MIRAMAR BEACH — Bay Breeze Patio announces cook team registration is now open for the Sixth Annual “Eggs on the Beach” EggFest Cooking Competition, to be held Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach. To participate, cook teams create bite size portions of their favorite recipes to be judged by the public as well as celebrity judges. There will also be live music, craft cocktail tasting seminar, ENCO Sports Zone, charity drawing and more.

“We strive to make Eggs on the Beach fun for the cook teams and the tasters,” said Eggs on the Beach Co-Founder Susan Kiley. “We know it’s fun to win so we’ve added a backyard cook team division. Cook teams may now enter in one of three divisions — corporate cook teams, backyard cook teams and non-profit cook teams. We’re also working on a great new group of celebrity judges, which will be announced this summer."

The Backyard Cook Team with the most taster votes will win the grand prize — a large Big Green Egg (valued at $1,110). Second place will receive a medium Big Green Egg and third place will win a Mini-Max portable Big Green Egg. The top three Corporate Cook Teams with the most votes will earn trophies, and grilling accessories.

Non-profit Cook Teams have a chance to win cash prizes toward their cause. The team with the most taster votes will earn a $3,000 cash donation toward their cause. Second place will earn $2,000 and $1,000 will go to the third-place winner.

Proceeds from Eggs on the Beach benefit two local charities — The Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought. Located on Eglin Air Force Base, the Fisher House provides a "home away from home" for military families. Food For Thought aims to end food insecurity by serving students in Okaloosa and Walton County with backpacks filled with healthy meals and snacks for nights and weekends.

Registration is $50 for a team of six and each team member will receive a welcome bag, including a commemorative T-shirt and Wayne's Get Grillin' Rubs. Cook team fees are waived for non-profit cook teams.

Taster tickets are on sale with special advance pricing of $32.50/adult, $14/child (age 11-17) and kids 10 and under are free. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more or to register a cook team or purchase a taster ticket, visit or visit Bay Breeze Patio at 32 Forest Shore Drive, Miramar Beach.