When we’re not busy building beautiful custom homes, there are few things we enjoy more than a competitive cook-off…especially if it involves BACON! The Charleston Home Builders Association’s annual themed cook-off gave us the opportunity to gather with other professionals in the industry at Holy City Brewing and show off our culinary skills by incorporating bacon in each dish. The Bacon & Brew Bash allowed teams to use the tasty treat to create a cocktail, an appetizer or a dessert. We all then served up our creations at a farmyard themed table!
Structures kept things simple and Southern with a ‘Piggy Pimento Cheese’, whipped up by Production Manager, RP Newton. It was a hit at the event, and while not winning top honors in the competition, guest foodie judges, Chrissy Kohler and Brandon Baylor of Charleston’s News 2 seemed to really enjoy their sampling.
Our other entry in the competition was a layered ‘Bacon Bark’ concocted by Structures team member, Jennifer Simpson. It was rich with chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and a sprinkling of candied bacon. It was, well...messy. And while this incredibly tasty treat also did not award our team a trophy, we thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with everyone!
It was a fun night of bacon-wrapped EVERYTHING, great beer from Holy City Brewery, and spending time with other CHBA members!