New Year Planning for Team Canada BBQ

As 2015 rolls along, I can’t believe how busy things are shaping up to be for myself and Team Canada BBQ. Even though parts of Ontario are in a deep freeze, our thoughts are already turning to BBQ and other culinary events.

While we are waiting for the snow to thaw, Team Canada members Mike and Sean, will be chatting with the guys from The Sporting Gentleman on Monday nights. BBQ, beer, food and more are on the menu for the podcast. Arn’t able to listen? That’s OK. You will also find us guest posting for Last Word on Sports.

Once the snow is gone (and we hope it is soon!) we will be holding a Competition BBQ class that Team Canada will be offering April 11 & 12th in London, Ontario. This class will give a glance into the world of Team Canada and professional BBQ competition. Want to join us? Find information here.

After our class, we are on the road to Memphis, Tennessee for    MemMiM 2015phis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest 2015. We’re competing in the whole hog division, and once again looking to better our 12th place finish in 2014, as well as defending our 1st place BBQ sauce title. Even though it’s still the beginning of February plans are being confirmed and recipe testing has begun. May 14th will be here before we know it.

Once we return from Memphis, Tennessee the Ontario members will be hitting the 401 highways to help administer BBQ events across Ontario and Quebec for the Canadian Southern BBQ Association over the course of the summer. But what would summer time in Canada be without cooking the odd BBQ contest? Plans are still coming together to confirm all the events we will be competing at.

The Team Canada BBQ season doesn’t end when the weather cools down and the leaves change colour. There is still the World Food Championships to consider. In 2014 Team Canada BBQ culinary group finished 3rd in the recipe division. Receiving a 98 out of 100 on one of WFC 2015our dishes -the highest score ever in the history of the World Food Championships. Team Canada BBQ finished a strong 22nd out of 42 of the best BBQ teams from around the world. In 2015 the World Food Championships are moving to sunny Kissimmee, Florida to host the 7 day culinary battle.

It’s going to be a busy year with out a doubt, and we can’t wait for the BBQ, laughs, and amazing adventures to begin.

Chef Sean Vodden

Chef Sean Vodden
Sean Vodden is the BBQ Chef for Team Canada BBQ, and one half of Uncle Richie's Hillbilly BBQ. Mixing BBQ with fine dinning is a true passion of Sean's.

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