Welcome to the home of the BBQ’n Fools, the 2003 & 2000 CA State Grand Champions, and 1999 CA State Reserve Champions. Based in sunny Southern California, we are a cooking team that participates in Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) style barbecue competitions both regionally and nationally. In addition to many local awards, including the “Team of the Year 2000” award from the Southern California Barbecue Association (SCBBQA), 2002 & 2000 “Team of the Year Ribs”, we also won a 4th place category award at the prestigious “American Royal Invitational” in Kansas City, MO!
Tom is our award winning Barbecue Chef. He is a past President of the Southern California Barbecue Association, a member of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, certified as a Kansas City Barbecue Society Judge, has almost 30 years of all-around cooking experience, and is an attendee of the Culinary Institute of Smoke Cooking (CISC). He knows barbecue!
Kurt is our award winning Presentation Artist. His culinary talents, and flare for the artistic, help make any barbecue “just that much better!” Gourmet cooking has been a hobby of his for 25 years, and it shows in every one of his creations. Cooking is an art form, using food as its medium, and good barbecue is a particularly tasty and interesting expression of that art form.
Phil “Grant” Ford
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, which included a perfect score of 180 in chicken. He loves to cook at parties and special events; you may see him cooking at your local So. California Albertsons, come by and say hello!
Albertsons in California
He’s a member of the California Barbecue Association, California Restaurant Association, and the Kansas City Barbecue Society, where he’s a certified judge of what makes great BBQ. He is also, a certified ServSafe Manager Trainer, Grant can handle food as well as barbecue it for the team.