Grant Ford

Grant is an award-winning Barbecue Chef, an experienced and accomplished competition chef at team and individual cooking events. He loves catering for your special event and has been providing catering services in the Greenfield, Indiana area since 2008.

The BBQ’n Fools Competition Team started in 1999 competing in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Kansas, Tennessee, Georgia, New Mexico, just to name a few.

Grant’s contribution to the team has greatly assisted in winning awards like, CBBQA 2002 “Team of the Year in Ribs”. He has personally won Grand Champion at the CA State Championship level  three times, which included two perfect scores of 180 in chicken and a 180 in Tri-tip.

Grant was the President of the California Barbecue Association for two years and on the Board of Directors for three years. He is a member of the National and Indiana Restaurant Association. He is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, where he’s a KCBS Rep and a certified Kansas City Barbecue Judge. He is also a certified ServSafe Manager Trainer.

You ask about his awards, Grant has under his belt over 325 awards individually and with the BBQ’n Fools Cooking Team and product line. He has been to the National Championship at the American Royal in Kansas City five times, taking top 10 awards in Ribs, Sausage, Dry Rubs and a 16th place in Chicken. He qualified for the Jack Daniels World Championship in Lynchburg, TN and placed 20th overall in that world championship, placing 6th in Brisket; which is known as the hardest meat to smoke in the barbecue circuit. He also competed in the Best of the Best in GA taking 26th place overall and a 7th in Chicken. From coast to coast the BBQ’n Fool has made his mark at State Championships or higher.


Articles about BBQ’n Fools

Grant the BBQ’n Fool
Presenting the BBQ’n Fools
Shake Rattle and Roll BBQ’n Cook Off
2001 American Royal Barbecue Contest
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