Kingsford® Charcoal Fires Up the Grill for First Ever “Girls That Grill”

First All -Female Grilling Competition Hosted by Kingsford Aims to Name the Ultimate Queen of ‘Cue

OAKLAND, Calif., May 7, 2016 —- Kingsford charcoal is celebrating the ingenious and talented women who man the grill at Girls That Grill, the first ever all-female grilling competition taking place today at the Bentonville Film Festival. The competition, located in front of the Arvest Bank building on the Bentonville Square, features five grillers from around the country who have come to vie for the Queen of ‘Cue title and winner-take-all $10,000 grand prize.

“We’re excited to host today’s grilling throw down at the Bentonville Film Festival among so many talented women from film makers, writers and producers to masters of the barbecue,” said Lauren Kahn marketing director for Kingsford charcoal. “The women who have been chosen to compete in our competition are the best of the best in the country and we know they’ll be bringing the heat.”

During the competition, hosted by Grill Girl Robyn Lindars, competitors will have one hour and seven ingredients from Walmart to create a delicious barbecued dish for the judges to critique. Including ingredients like meat, fruits and vegetables from Walmart’s fresh food assortment, which strives to source ingredients close to their stores and provides a 100 percent money back freshness guarantee. All judging will be blind and the winner will be announced on the main stage at 5:10 p.m.

The women vying for the title, cash prize and bragging rights:

  • Nicole Davenport (BBQ Pitmasters 2010, Sugar & Smoke 2012, Chopped 2012)
  • Jennifer Duncan (Co-owner of Whiskey Ranch; Contestant on The Food Network’s “Chopped”)
  • Brooke Orrison (Founder and owner of The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, Miss.)
  • Lynnae Oxley (Former contestant on BBQ Pitmasters All Stars, season 7)
  • Lee Ann Whippen (BBQ Pitmaster and Chef/Partner of Chicago q)

In addition, the competitors will be showcasing their skills on the grill with demonstrations and free samples from 12 – 2 p.m. along with music, games and activities for the entire family to enjoy throughout the day. For more information on the Kingsford Girls that Grill competition follow @Kingsford on social media to track the ‘cue conversation.

About Kingsford Charcoal
The Kingsford Products Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Clorox Company, headquartered in Oakland, Calif. The Clorox Company is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2015 sales of $5.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company’s sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, including, most recently, two U.S. EPA Climate Leadership Awards for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management and inclusion among the top 40 companies on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings and CR magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2015 list. The Clorox Company and The Clorox Company Foundation contributed approximately $15 million in combined cash grants, product donations, cause marketing and employee volunteerism during the past year. For more information, visit, the CR Matters Blog and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.