Australia took home the coveted title of 'Best BBQ Nation' at the Yalla BBQ Challenge hosted by Weber & MLA


Australia claims coveted title in the 'Yalla BBQ Challenge 2014' hosted by Weber & MLA at the inagural Dubai Food Carnival - a Dubai Food Festival event.

Sixteen teams of two, representing sixteen different nations known for their grilling prowess, competed for the title of ‘The Great Yalla BBQ Challenge Champions 2014’ at the Dubai Food Carnival, which was held in Dubai Festival City’s outdoor arena on the 21-22 of February 2014.

Using Weber charcoal and gas grills - and the very finest Australian Lamb and Beef (supplied by Weber’s partner; Meat & Livestock Australia) as the core ingredient of the mystery boxes, the teams sought to qualify across four heats to reach the semi-finals, with two teams progressing to a head-to-head final that was held in front of a lively and team-spirited audience on Saturday 22 February.

Local celebrity chef, Tarek Ibrahim, supported by guest judges Chef Osama, Chef Uwe and internationally renowned Australian-British TV chef John Torode (“Masterchef (UK)” / “Saturday Kitchen”) presided over the proceedings, which saw Team Australia victorious over a spirited Team South Africa. The victors walked away with over AED 10,000 worth of Weber equipment as well as the coveted title of being The Great Yalla BBQ Challenge Champions of 2014.