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  • 2017 Lee BIA "Cheers & Beers" Cook-Off!

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    Name: 2017 Lee BIA "Cheers & Beers" Cook-Off!
    Date: April 27, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Registration is closed. Please email info@BIA.net to attend. Thank you.
    Event Description:


    The Lee BIA will host 15 cook-off teams from across Lee County to compete in the "Cheers & Beers" Cook-off! This FREE event is sure to bring an authentic experience of craft beers from our host Millennial Brewery, creative dishes from our membership, and great music from Bobby James! 

    Who attends for FREE?
    Builders - Remodelers - General Contractors - Developers - Subcontractors - Building Code Officials - Architects - Trade Professionals - Interior Designers - AND MORE!

    Giveaways!  2 business card drops!  To a member and a prospect!  If your prospect signs up that day, you both get a gift!

    Want to Participate in the Inaugural Lee BIA Cook-off?
    There is no charge to enter a Team into the cook-off!  Celebrity judges will be on hand to taste the many dishes in the following categories:  

    Cook-off Categories are:
    Best Cocktail
    Best Dessert 
    Best Shrimp
    Best Chili 

    >>> Download and send in your team dish registration form >>

    Celebrity Judges from SWFL!
    Lee County Commissioner, Cecil Pendergrass
    Millennial Brewery Co-Founder, Kyle Cebull
    ​WINK News, Kristin Sanchez
    WINK Weather, Mary Mays

    We will also award the Best Decorated Table!

    •  Each team will get a 6 foot table and 2 chairs.
    •  Lee BIA will supply bowls, cups, flatware and napkins for the tastings.  
    •  Cooking teams are permitted to bring crockpots. Propane is not allowed in the building.
    •  The are no restrictions or rules in ways of ingredients or preparations for dish entries.
    •  150 guests may be walking through over a 2 hour period.
    •   Each category will be judged by 4 judges. Awards given to 'Best Dish' in each category and 'People’s Choice' overall.
    •  Cooking teams arrive at 5:00 PM with food cooked and warming (if necessary) for judge's tastings at 6:00 PM.
    •   Judges arrive at 5:45 PM for tasting to begin at 6:00 PM.
    -   The event is in a brewery.  It will be an inside and outside event.  However all cooking teams will be set up inside.  
    Event Sponsors:

    ''Thank You to Our Host Sponsor''

    ''Thank You to Our Sponsors''

    Millennial Brewing Company
    1811 Royal Palm Avenue
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    Check out Millennial Brewing >>
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, April 27
    5:00 PM Teams arrive
    5:30 PM Team check-in begins
    5:45 PM Judges arrive
    6:00 PM Judging begins
    7:00 PM Best Dish & People's Choice
    7:30 PM Giveaway Drawing
    Contact Information:
    Carrie Witt, Special Events Director, (239) 936-5525 ext 103

    Sponsorship Package may include:
    Company logo on event homepage banner, company logo and link on event webpage, company logo on event flyer, company logo in e-mails to membership (450+ members), company logo and link to company Facebook page from Lee BIA Facebook Fan Page (900+ fans), company banner advertisement on most visited webpages on BIA.net for one (1) month and link to membership profile, and company logo on signage with recognition at event!

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