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Win a volcanic rock grill

01 May 2009
Win a volcanic rock grill

Black Rock Grill is offering one lucky Buy It! reader a hot volcanic rock cooking system, worth over £5,000, for perfect summer barbecues. The winner will also receive the entire range of 13 Mari-Base marinades from Major International

Barbecues are great profit earners in the warmer months as customers make the most of the British summer and eat alfresco whenever possible. According to consumer research group TNS Worldpanel, the British enjoy more than 95 million barbecue occasions a year in a market worth £6.7b.

While the home version usually involves burgers and sausages, caterers have the opportunity to introduce consumers to a more sophisticated interpretation using flavours and techniques that go beyond the established boundaries.

There's really no limit to the type of foods that cook well on a barbecue or grill - steaks, home-made burgers, skewered meat and vegetables, asparagus, spatchcock chickens, fish and seafood such as salmon steaks, whole fish wrapped up in tin foil, razor clams, scallops cooked in the half shell, king prawns - the list is endless.

Major Piri Piri marinade
Major Piri Piri marinade
Chargrilled or barbecued food is traditionally done on a rack over hot coals (charcoal or lava rock). However, systems such as the Black Rock Grill use hot volcanic rocks to allow customers to cook food to their liking at the table.

Buy It! has teamed up with Black Rock Grill and Major International to offer readers the chance to win a Café Rock oven package worth over £5,000, together with a range of 13 Major International Mari-Base marinades.


One lucky reader who can answer the question below correctly will win this amazing prize. All entries must be submitted on a postcard by 15 May 2009. Entrants should include their name, job title, company name and address and contact telephone number.

Send entries to Buy It!/Black Rock Grill/Major Competition, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.


How many barbecue occasions do the British enjoy each year?
a) less than 95
b) more than 95 million
c) more than 95 billion


Black Rock Grill platter
Black Rock Grill platter
The winner will receive a Café Rock hot volcanic rock cooking system from Black Rock Grill consisting of 16 rocks (NSF Certified and FDA registered), oven, porcelain platters, accessories and marketing and maintenance support. The rocks are heated to 440°C in a specially designed oven in 15 minutes. The customer's choice of meal is then placed on the rock, sealed and taken out sizzling to the table for the customer to cook to their liking. Each rock comes with a porcelain platter with compartments for accompaniments such as salad, wedges, rice, chips, dips and relish.

Additionally, stocks, sauces and marinades manufacturer Major International will provide the winner with the entire range of 13 Major Mari-Base marinades featuring flavours from around the world including Moroccan, Tandoori and the newly launched Piri Piri.

For further information on Black Rock Grill call 01256 359858 or visitwww.blackrockgrill.com

For further information on Major International call 01933 356 012 or visitwww.majorint.com

And the winner is … The winner of the the Essential Cuisine competition in the 26 February issue of *Buy It!* is Steve Crawford, centre director, Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

Terms and conditions

  1. This competition is not open to employees or agents of Reed Business Information, Black Rock Grill or Major International.
  2. We reserve the right to change the prize without notice and no cash alternative will be offered.
  3. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries, and the publisher's decision is final.
  4. Reed Business Information will use the contact information you provide to communicate with you on behalf of the Caterer Group.
    We may also use the information you have provided to send direct marketing material from ourselves relating to other products and services that may be of interest to you. Your information may also be disclosed to other companies who wish to send you information about their products and services including our sponsors, Black Rock Grill and Major International.
    This could involve data transfer to countries outside the European Economic Area.
    For further information and choices please visit our data protection page at www.reedbusiness.co.uk/dataprotection or write to us at RBI, Freepost RCC2619, Haywards Heath, RH16 3BR, UK
  5. The winner's name will appear in Caterer and Hotelkeeper and on Caterersearch.com.
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