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Joe also runs team-building programs for Fortune 500 companies. In 2008-09 more than 6,500 executives participated in Joe’s Grill Camp corporate programs. In addition, Joe is the cofounder - along with Jeff Stehney - of Oklahoma Joe’s Restaurants in Stillwater and Kansas City. Oklahoma Joe’s is the top Zagat-rated barbeque restaurant in the extremely competitive Kansas City market. This year, the restaurants were featured in Gourmet magazine and were chosen by celebrity-chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain as one of his “13 Places to Eat Before You Die” in Men’s Health magazine. Joe began his barbeque career in 1987, when he designed and manufactured 12 smokers and brought them to the State Fair of Oklahoma. By the end of the day, he had sold all 12 and had orders for 108 more. From this start he built his first babeque company, Oklahoma Joe’s. When he sold it to CharBroil in 1998, Oklahoma Joe’s had more than 150 employees building more than 100,000 barbeque grills and smokers a year.

Career Highlights

  • Founder of Oklahoma Joe’s 1987;
  • President, Oklahoma Joe’s 1987-1998.
  • Oklahoma Joe’s is a manufacturer of World class BBQ Grills, Smokers, and related accessories. Company was sold In in 1998 to W.C. Bradley Co. (Charbroil). During his tenure at Oklahoma Joe’s, Davidson was awarded the Small Business Administrations award as “Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year” and The State of Oklahoma’s award as one of Oklahoma’s “Top Ten Young Oklahomans”.
  • Founder, Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ and Catering, 1995, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Host and Producer, American BBQ Classic’s Championship Outdoor Cooking Video Series and Real Flavor’s Grill Like the Pros! Outdoor cooking video series- over 750,000 sold
  • Honorary Chef, Green Brier Resort and LaVarenne Cooking Academy
  • Honorary Chef, South Beach Wine and Food Festival
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Joe also runs team-building programs for Fortune 500 companies. In 2008-09 more than 6,500 executives participated in Joe’s Grill Camp corporate programs. In addition, Joe is the cofounder - along with Jeff Stehney - of Oklahoma Joe’s Restaurants in Stillwater and Kansas City. Oklahoma Joe’s is the top Zagat-rated barbeque restaurant in the extremely competitive Kansas City market. This year, the restaurants were featured in Gourmet magazine and were chosen by celebrity-chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain as one of his “13 Places to Eat Before You Die” in Men’s Health magazine. Joe began his barbeque career in 1987, when he designed and manufactured 12 smokers and brought them to the State Fair of Oklahoma. By the end of the day, he had sold all 12 and had orders for 108 more. From this start he built his first babeque company, Oklahoma Joe’s. When he sold it to CharBroil in 1998, Oklahoma Joe’s had more than 150 employees building more than 100,000 barbeque grills and smokers a year.

Career Highlights

  • Founder of Oklahoma Joe’s 1987;
  • President, Oklahoma Joe’s 1987-1998.
  • Oklahoma Joe’s is a manufacturer of World class BBQ Grills, Smokers, and related accessories. Company was sold In in 1998 to W.C. Bradley Co. (Charbroil). During his tenure at Oklahoma Joe’s, Davidson was awarded the Small Business Administrations award as “Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year” and The State of Oklahoma’s award as one of Oklahoma’s “Top Ten Young Oklahomans”.
  • Founder, Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ and Catering, 1995, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Host and Producer, American BBQ Classic’s Championship Outdoor Cooking Video Series and Real Flavor’s Grill Like the Pros! Outdoor cooking video series- over 750,000 sold
  • Honorary Chef, Green Brier Resort and LaVarenne Cooking Academy
  • Honorary Chef, South Beach Wine and Food Festival