A cooking competition to promote the popular upscale grill and smoker the Big Green Egg will take place tonight, Friday, Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, 4858 Brownsboro Rd. Like many such competitions, the 3 chefs, Josh Moore of Volare, Anoosh Shariat of Anoosh Bistro and Noosh Nosh, and Shawn Ward of Ward 426 will be given a selection of surprise ingredients, and they will have 90 minutes to prepare a 3-course meal on a Big Green Egg.

While that competition is going on, chefs from Sysco, the food supplier, will be cooking sample dishes for the guests, and Joe Gomez will perform live jazz. The event both days is a benefit, with the Friday proceeds being donated to A Recipe to End Hunger.

The event continues all day Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with 75 to 80 people cooking on over 100 Big Green Eggs. Proceeds from the Saturday event will benefit Blessings in a Backpack. Tickets (Friday $20 and Saturday $15) will be sold at the door. Kids age 12 and younger get in free. Free shuttle parking is available at Christ United Methodist Church, 4614 Brownsboro Road. “Secrets of Louisville Chefs” TV program will be on-site both days filming an episode

Go to www.brownsborohardware.com or call(502) 897-1591 for more information.