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Showcasing the Champions of Big Poppa's BBQ Excellence

Meet Big Poppa's Brand Ambassadors

The Big Poppa Smokers Ambassador Program proudly showcases a team of elite pitmasters who exemplify our core values of quality, creativity, and community. These ambassadors are committed to BBQ excellence, with a proven track record of championship wins and innovation in the culinary world. Their dedication and expertise not only represent the spirit of Big Poppa Smokers but also inspire and elevate the BBQ community as a whole.

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Military Precision, Championship Flavor

Bushmaster BBQ

Led by Chris Webb, Bushmaster BBQ combines military precision with championship-winning BBQ skills. With a military background, Chris brings discipline and a strategic approach to the pit. Known for bold flavors and meticulous techniques, Bushmaster BBQ excels in the competitive BBQ circuit, consistently delivering outstanding results.

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Champions Driven by Excellence and Passion

Chicken Fried BBQ

Bill Purvis and Chicken Fried BBQ have achieved remarkable success in the competitive BBQ scene, securing numerous championships with their exceptional talent and dedication. Their unwavering commitment to excellence and their championship mentality set them apart, making them a force to be reckoned with in the BBQ community.

Champion Pitmaster, Restaurant Innovator, and BBQ Trendsetter"

Clark's Crew

Travis Clark of Clark Crew BBQ is a true icon in the BBQ world, boasting numerous championships and multiple successful restaurants. His passion for cooking and innovation makes him a trendsetter in the industry. As a perfect ambassador for Big Poppa Smokers, Travis exemplifies the excellence and dedication that define the brand, inspiring others with his culinary prowess and commitment to BBQ excellence.


Champion Pitmaster and Culinary Star

Heavy Smoke

Chris Schafer of Heavy Smoke BBQ is an accomplished pitmaster with numerous grand championships and consistent top 5 finishes on the KCBS Team of the Year. His expertise and dedication have earned him a stellar reputation in the BBQ community. Chris also co-owns a popular restaurant in St. Peters, MO, where his award-winning BBQ delights fans and food enthusiasts alike.


Award-Winning Pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke BBQ

Old Virgina Smoke

Luke Darnell, pitmaster of Old Virginia Smoke BBQ, is a renowned figure in the BBQ community. With numerous accolades under his belt, Luke's expertise and passion for BBQ have earned him widespread recognition. His dedication to perfecting the art of smoking and grilling has made Old Virginia Smoke BBQ a celebrated name among enthusiasts and competitors alike.


KCBS Team of the Year and Omaha's BBQ Favorite

PorkyButts BBQ

Blane Hunter, the force behind Porky Butt's BBQ, is a celebrated competitor on the BBQ circuit and the proud owner of a fan-favorite restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska. Known for his exceptional skills and flavorful creations, Blane's team won the prestigious 2016 KCBS Team of the Year award. His restaurant, Porky Butt's BBQ, delights customers with mouthwatering dishes, making it a must-visit destination for BBQ enthusiasts.


World Food BBQ Champion and Master Butcher

Rio Valley Meats BBQ

Fred Robles, pitmaster of Rio Valley Meats BBQ, has numerous BBQ wins, including the prestigious World Food BBQ Champion title in 2017. He also runs a successful butcher shop in his hometown of Weslaco, TX, providing fresh cuts of beef, pork, and chicken. Fred's dedication to excellence in both BBQ and his butcher shop has earned him a stellar reputation in the BBQ community.


Consistent Champion on the BBQ Circuit

Shiggin' & Grinnin'

Jeff Vanderlinde, with the Shiggin' & Grinnin' Championship BBQ Team from Delano, MN, has achieved remarkable success on the BBQ competition circuit, earning top honors at events like Minnesota in May and King of the Corn. Jeff's proven track record is a testament to his skills and dedication. As a long-time supporter of Big Poppa Smokers, Jeff has repeatedly seen success using our products, showcasing his unwavering commitment to excellence and the quality of our brand.