Joe has won more than 300 barbeque championships, including the Jack Daniel’s World Championship, the American Royal World Championship, the Great Pork Barbeqlossal, the Head-to-Head World Championship, the World Brisket Open Championship, the Canadian Salmon Grand Championship, the Rib Championship at the San Antonio Rodeo and BBQ Championship, the Memphis in May World BBQ Championship, and numerous state and regional titles.
He has won for beef, pork, fish, chicken, game, vegetables, sides, sauces, rubs, and marinades. He has won across the regional divides of great barbeque—in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Missouri, Tennessee, and the Pacific Northwest. At the 2009 Memphis in May Championship, Joe set a contest record, winning in five categories (Wings, Beans, Poultry, Vinegar BBQ, and Ribs). Joe is also emerging as a barbeque celebrity chef. He has been an honorary chef at the South Beach Food Festival, the Greenbrier Resort and the LaVarenne Cooking Academy. His "How to Barbeque" videos have sold more than one million copies through Wal-Mart.
He has been featured on numerous television shows and in scores of print publications. In July 2009, Playboy magazine featured his “Best Beans on the Planet.” He also recently became the first barbeque champion to go digital—launching social media efforts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, and Delicious.

Joe has won more than 300 barbeque championships, including the Jack Daniel’s World Championship, the American Royal World Championship, the Great Pork Barbeqlossal, the Head-to-Head World Championship, the World Brisket Open Championship, the Canadian Salmon Grand Championship, the Rib Championship at the San Antonio Rodeo and BBQ Championship, the Memphis in May World BBQ Championship, and numerous state and regional titles.
He has won for beef, pork, fish, chicken, game, vegetables, sides, sauces, rubs, and marinades. He has won across the regional divides of great barbeque—in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Missouri, Tennessee, and the Pacific Northwest. At the 2009 Memphis in May Championship, Joe set a contest record, winning in five categories (Wings, Beans, Poultry, Vinegar BBQ, and Ribs). Joe is also emerging as a barbeque celebrity chef. He has been an honorary chef at the South Beach Food Festival, the Greenbrier Resort and the LaVarenne Cooking Academy. His "How to Barbeque" videos have sold more than one million copies through Wal-Mart.
He has been featured on numerous television shows and in scores of print publications. In July 2009, Playboy magazine featured his “Best Beans on the Planet.” He also recently became the first barbeque champion to go digital—launching social media efforts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, and Delicious.