Grant is an award-winning Barbecue Chef, a veteran and accomplished competition chef at team and individual cooking events. Grant’s contribution to the team has greatly assisted in winning awards like, CBBQA 2002 “Team of the Year in Ribs” and 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. He loves catering for your special event, have a championship BBQ Chef at your next business, family or charity event.
He was the President of the California Barbecue Association for two years, a member of the National and Indiana Restaurant Association, the Kansas City Barbecue Society, where he’s a KCBS Rep also a certified KCBS judge of what makes great BBQ. He is also, a certified ServSafe Manager Trainer.
You ask about his awards, Grant has under his belt over 325 awards with 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 Lunchburg TN and place 20th overall in that world championship placing 6th in Brisket; 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.
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.