"BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers," said Roy Slicker, association president. "It's a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the foodservice industry."
The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products across several industry categories, and the winners, representing 25 states and two Canadian provinces, were selected from among 533 total submissions.
“Our BBQ Sauced ROCKED this year’s award ceremony”, said Dan Arnold. “ The Mustard, Honey and Chipotle Sauces all took 1st place finishes, competing against the very best in the country”.
In addition to the AOE competition, the 2014 NBBQA conference featured an array of seminars led by well respected BBQ standouts. Attendees learned from the best at presentations such as The Barbecue Business 101, Creating and Protecting Your Brand, Understanding Grocery Distribution, What It Takes to Win KCBS and MBN and many others.The conference also featured an impressive gathering of grills, smokers and BBQ equipment at the trade show as well as a KCBS-sponsored BBQ competition, a Peoples' Choice sauce contest and the Central Texas Steak Cook-off.
About the NBBQA
Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) is dedicated to supporting the unique food culture of barbecue and the people who love it. The NBBQA'S goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, facilitate effective networking of industry resources, foster new business opportunities for its members, and educate and inform the public about the art and enjoyment of barbecue. For more information, visit www.sucklebusters.com/