This year's event is today!


In a city where treif BBQ restaurants far outnumber synagogues, it was only natural that a creative team at the oldest, Jewish Orthodox congregation in the Mid-South, Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth (ASBEE), decided twenty-nine years ago to offer a kosher alternative to the long-standing Memphis BBQ contest of the swine variety.

ASBEE is proud to produce the ASBEE World Kosher BBQ Competition and Festival, which has become one of the year's most anticipated events in the Memphis Jewish community. Last year, the festival hosted 40 teams and more than 3000 attendees.

Whether you choose to participate in the BBQ contest, basketball tournament, pickle-eating contest, children's activities or would just like to treat yourself to good food, family fun, and old-fashioned southern hospitality, you don't have to be Jewish or kosher to join us!

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for Beale Street, Elvis Presley, pork BBQ, and the world's largest Kosher BBQ Championship.


Anshei Sphard - Beth El Emeth

Our motto, "His House, Your Home", is not just a slogan. Our diverse orthodox congregation is a warm, friendly place where all are welcome and feel at home.

2010 Championship Video

See what it's like to be grillin' and chillin' at the ASBEE World Kosher BBQ Competition and Festival.