May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

Take a BITE at Amsterdam's
finest restaurants!

Amsterdam BBQ Challenge

The ultimate grilling competition during BITE!

Join the Amsterdam BBQ Challenge powered by The Bastard!

Get ready for the ultimate grilling competition at BITE of Amsterdam with the Amsterdam BBQ Challenge, led by Chef Julius Jaspers. This exciting contest features 6 preliminary rounds over 3 days, culminating in a spectacular finale on Sunday evening, June 2nd. Starring this year: vegetables!

How does it work?

Register in advance by sending an email to with the subject “Participation Amsterdam BBQ Challenge.” We will then get in touch with you. First come, first served… Each session can accommodate 6 teams of 2 people each. Participants will receive a “black box” filled with ingredients to create their dishes. You will have approximately 60 minutes to prepare a vegetable dish with an optional piece of meat or poultry on a charcoal barbecue. A professional jury will evaluate the dishes, and the winners of each round will advance to the grand finale on Sunday evening, June 2nd!

Preliminary round dateStart time
Friday May 31st7.30 PM
Saturday June 1st2.00 PM
Saturday June 1st4.00 PM
Saturday June 1st6.00 PM
Sunday June 2nd2.00 PM
Sunday June 2nd4.00 PM


Final dateStart time
Sunday June 2nd8.00 PM

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Amsterdam BBQ Challenge - BITE of Amsterdam

Your BITE ticket includes:

– Access to the festival grounds with 100+ restaurants, chefs, producers, and brands
– Participation in cooking classes at the Cooking School, the BBQ Challenge, and tastings
– Culinary market, live music, and DJs on the terraces and pavilions until sunset