WATCH AND WIN DURING THE SEASON PREMIERE OF DESTINATION AMERICA'S SMOKIN' HOT SERIES "BBQ PITMASTERS" ON APRIL 12
Network Offers Viewers A Chance to Cook with the 'Winningest' Man in BBQ - Myron Mixon
Destination America is helping one lucky viewer get ready for the summer with a chance of a lifetime - learning from three-time world barbecue champion, New York Times bestselling author and judge on BBQ PITMASTERS, Myron Mixon, at his very own cook school in Atlanta, GA. Fans can tune in to the latest mouth-watering season premiere of the hit competition series, BBQ PITMASTERS, on Saturday, April 12th at 9/8c, for a code to enter for a chance to win the unique opportunity to gear up to be the best BBQ chef on the block! Learn how to smoke the competition at DestinationAmerica.com.
The latest installment introduces fresh meat when favorite contestant, Moe Cason joins Myron Mixon and Tuffy Stone at the judge's table. Once again, BBQ PITMASTERS transports viewers into the competitive barbecue subculture, proving that barbecue is much more than just delicious food; it's a full-blown competitive sport. The new season showcases a fierce competition among the best in regional BBQ - from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Memphis and of course, Kansas City - with teams competing for a spot in a final cook-off in which the winner boasts the ultimate barbecue bragging rights, a $50,000 cash prize from Kingsford Charcoal, and entry into the prestigious Kingsford Invitational.
In the premiere episode, three of Georgia's greatest grillers go head-to-head to see who can cook the Peach State's best 'cue. The teams featured include Robby Royal from "Rescue Smokers" returning for a chance at redemption after his loss in last season's semi-finals; Eric Thomas from "The Rolling Grill" is another returning competitor who's trying to prove that his food is worthy of naming him BBQ PITMASTERS' Georgia Champion. And newcomer John Ley from "Heavenly Hawgs" hopes his Georgia style cooking is destined to win it all. Find out who will win the first battle of the season to move on to the semi-finals for a shot at the grand prize and coveted title of BBQ Pitmasters Grand Champion.
About the BBQ PITMASTERS judges:
Myron Mixon a three-time world barbecue champion and known as the winningest man in barbecue. He is the chief cook of the Jack's Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team; the star of Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters; the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (Random House, May 2011) and Everyday Barbecue (Random House, May 2013). Mixon was recently inducted into the Barbeque Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tuffy Stone started his culinary adventure in a French kitchen, working his way up to chef in a variety of restaurants before running a successful high end catering business in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Barbecue came later, with his Cool Smoke team winning 37 Grand Championships, 2 World Championships, as well as Memphis In May Pork Shoulder Champion, National Brisket Champion 2011 and the 2012 KCBS Gary Wells Sportsmanship of the Year award. He is also the founder of Q Barbeque restaurants with four locations.
Big Moe Cason, a Navy vet who served on the USS Missouri during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Des Moines, Iowa native took up BBQ as a hobby. Moe entered his first BBQ competition in June 2006 and has been hooked ever since. With 130 competitions under his belt leading his team, Ponderosa BBQ, there's no stopping this self-taught Pitmaster.
BBQ PITMASTERS is produced for Destination America by Original Media. For Original Media, Daniel Laikind, Charlie Corwin, and John Markus are executive producers. For Destination America, Fay Yu and Ron Simon are executive producers, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.
About Destination America
Destination America is the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters, United States of Bacon, A Haunting, Epic, and Buying Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.