The Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee-USA Onions announced on Nov. 11 that Weber Grill Master Kevin Kolman will make a special appearance at the Nov. 16 USA Onions pre-game Boise State/Wyoming grilling competition at Boise State University.
BSU Broncos host the University of Wyoming Cowyboys, and USA Onions Marketing Director Sherise Jones said the match-up between two Western state teams promises to be exciting.
Jones said the pre-game grill-off, a competition between the Idaho and Oregon onion growers, will give the two teams opportunity to show their prowess in grilling “Onions and Elk,” two abundant food items in the Treasure Valley of Idaho-Eastern Oregon.
The grill-off is set to begin at 5 p.m. in the Ford Fan Zone at Bronco Stadium and will provide game-day fans with grilled onion samples and a Weber grill giveaway sweepstakes. USA Onions mascot Jumbo will be on hand, and Kolman will demonstrate his expert grilling techniques. At 6 p.m. the grower teams will “fire up their grills for a sizzling head-to-head BBQ battle,” Jones said.
“Both teams will grill up their own special recipe for onions and elk under the watchful eye of Weber Grill Master Kolman,” she added.
The Nov. 16 event is the fifth in a series of six grill-offs presented by USA Onions during Boise State 2013 home games, and Jones said, “It is one of our most highly anticipated because of Weber Grill Master Kolman’s participation. He is an expert in his field, and what better way to highlight USA Onions than with his guest appearance.”
To prepare for his guest appearance at the event, Kolman was given a VIP tour of “Onion Country USA” located just west of Boise in Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon where he had a firsthand look at the region’s state-of-the-art storage methods and “techniques used to grow some of the world’s most desired onions,” Jones said.
She added, “Kolman is Weber’s go-to guy for all grilling techniques, products, and questions. As Weber’s Grill Master, Kevin inspires average grillers to become backyard heroes through his how-to videos and blogs. He has a BS degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in college student affairs.”
The acclaimed grill master is also a “brand enthusiast, due to his extensive hands-on testing and scrutiny of Weber products, accessories, and cooking,” Jones said.