For anyone who does not know, I have my own Barbeque Comptition Team, "Red Planet BBQ"

This past season highlights:

  • 3 Consecutive First Place Finishes - Bread Pudding
  • CT State Grilling Champs - Norwalk, CT
  • September 2010 - Westport, CT State Championship. Red Planet BBQ placed 1st in Ribs, Reserve Grand Champion and a 3rd Place in Chicken
  • We will be participating at the T.E.A.M. "Men Who Cook"
  • March 27th at Warsaw Park in Ansonia. (We will be making our 1st Place Ribs!)
  • On May 22, we will be volunteer barbequeing for the No Vets Left Behind Standdown at Warsaw Park. (I will also be on WTNH Lifestyle TV Show promoting "Men Who Cook" I will be making my award winning Jumpin' Jambalaya!
  • Competition Schedule: August, New Paltz, NY, September, Norwalk Oyster Festival, September, Blues, Views & Barbeque Westport, CT
    More Dates to Follow!
  • My "Jumpin Jambalaya" recipe was accepted and put in the "Kansas City Barbeque Society, 25th Anniversary Cookbook" which is now in book stores.

We had a very successful season this past summer...

  • Grand Champs (1st Place) Grilling - Norwalk Oyster Fest
  • 1st Place Dessert - Norwalk Oyster Fest
  • 1st Place Dessert - Hudson Valley Ribfest
  • 2nd Place Chicken
  • 5th Place overall Grilling Comp
  • 1st Place Chicken - Westport Comp
  • 2nd Place Chef's Choice


Below photos (left to right),
David Foster & Myself on "Better CT" Channel 3 Hartford CBS affiliate.
David Foster and myself with our first place trophy at the Westport, CT State Championship.


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Butch and myself from FoodTV

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Me with Teammate Julia

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3 racks of baby back ribs!

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David Foster & Myself on "Better CT" Channel 3 Hartford CBS affiliate

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David Foster and myself with our first place trophy at the Westport, CT State Championship

2011 SCHEDULE

We are planning on doing Men Who Cook Again This Year!

Saturday, May 7th - Norwich, CT

One Day Competition (4 Categories Plus  A Wing Competition)

August 19-21 - Hudson Valley Ribfest, New Paltz NY

A Tow Day Competition (Grilling Comp on Saturday & BBQ on Sunday)

September 9-11 - Norwalk Oyster Fest

3 Day Event With Many Categories everyday!

September 24-25 - Que by The Sea, New Jersey

2 Day Event, With Grilling on Saturday & BBQ on Sunday, Seaside Heights NJ