Axiom Engineering holds 4th Annual Brews & BBQ Cook-off

On the last Thursday in September, Axiom Engineering held their 4th Annual Brews & BBQ Cook-off, inviting staff and collaborators to smoke and serve their best ribs and brisket.

Axiom staff wore shirts created for the event and the cocktail tables each had a engineering book and brain teaser for guests to try. Their efforts created a celebratory, laid-back vibe and the weather cooperated perfectly.

Held on the fourth floor terrace of Plaza 121, adjacent to the firm’s downtown Boise office, the cook-off featured contestants from Axiom, Engineered Structures Inc., Andersen Construction, Peak Construction ServicesWright Brothers – The Building Company, CSHQA, Northwest Bank and Buss Mechanical.

The judges Ivan Sim of Idaho Power, Brian Garrett of Saint Lawrence Gridiron and OA +D and Gary Sorensen of Pivot North Architecture said their main qualification for judging was they “love to eat”.

They also said the competition was tight, but nonetheless winners had to be chosen:

Best Ribs: John Buss of Buss Mechanical

Best Brisket: Nathan Miller of ESI

Overall winner: John Buss of Buss Mechanical who took home the Traeger

Everyone who attended was given the opportunity to taste the entries and vote for their favorite BBQ and dessert. The

People’s Choice awards were presented to:

People’s Choice BBQ: Jeff Ward & Martin Hahle of CSHQA

People’s Choice Dessert: Zach Higgins and Team for Wright Bros.

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