We had a great kick-off to the 2013 competition season with a Reserve Grand Champion win at the Big Red Barn Burner in Chilliwack, BC!
Our 2013 BBQ classes are set... a few of them anyway! New this year is an in-depth, advanced competition BBQ class showing all the techniques we use in a real competition setting. Details HERE.
We have been invited to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas - one of only a few Canadian teams competing.
We had a great trip down to Kansas City for the American Royal. We are thrilled to have been called for two awards! We placed 12th with our Pork in the Invitational (150 Grand Champion teams) and 18th place Chicken in the Open event (500+ teams).
We have had a successful season at Western Canadian Ribfests -winning Best Ribs and People's Choice at every one! We have lots of new fans in Edmonton, Kamloops, and Vancouver. Thank you all!
Beginning May 28, we will have our BBQ for sale on the streets of downtown Regina! We'll have the Smoke Wagon set up serving fresh pulled pork, brisket, and whatever other fun treats we can find! Check out all the details HERE.
We drove 20 hours out to Surrey, BC for the first annual Cloverdale Rodeo Cowboy Cookoff - at 30 teams it's the second largest BBQ competition in Canada. We managed to win the Grand Champion title with awards in brisket, pork, chicken, and the Chef's Challenge category featuring Johnston's bacon.
We have returned from our second trip to the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue with another big award. We are proud to announce that our pork entry finished in 2nd place in a field of 90 of the best teams in the World, narrowly missing first place by a half point.
Once again, Prairie Smoke & Spice came out on top at the first major Ribfest in Western Canada - winning first place with our ribs in both categories! We were the People's Choice winner and the best ribs as determined by a panel of judges at the PNE Ribfest in Vancouver.
Two competitions back to back - first over the long weekend we returned to Whistler, BC to defend our Canadian National BBQ title - where we finished in 6th place overall just 1 point away from Reserve Grand Champion. Highlights included 3rd place in Ribs and 2nd place in the Budweiser King of the Grill event. On August 7 we competed in the inaugural "Battle of the BBQ's in North Battleford, SK and once again were crowned Grand Champions!
We have added a new smoker to our collection! Our new wood-fired pit is one of the biggest in North America, and will cook 220 racks of ribs or enough pulled pork for 2800 sandwiches! There is no event that's too big for Prairie Smoke & Spice!
We have returned from Lynchburg, TN - home of the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue. We held our own with the best BBQ teams in the World. Our chicken entry finished in 12th place, our dessert in 13th place, and we left with an overall finish of 53rd place out of 78 teams. We had an amazing time and will work hard to earn a return invitation!
August 29, 2010:
What an amazing month... 3 competitions, 3 Grand Championships! We picked up the most recent wins in Saskatoon, SK and Morden, MB.
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