Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yazoo's Takes Grand Champion at Memphis in May

Congratulations to Yazoo's Delta Q for taking Grand Champion at the World Championship of Barbecue. Yazoo's Delta Q is the Stubbs Bar-B-Q team, and run by female pitmaster Melissa Cookston.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kurt Koegler, president of Stubb's Bar-B-Q. Kurt and I shout out via twitter and thought it would be nice to meet face to face at Memphis in May.

I used a sample of his Honey-Pecan sauce in a cooking demo I did on the Char-Broil tent. I also put to rest a question I've always had about Stubb's sauces. I wanted to know if the man on their label, C.B. Stubblefield, was a real person.

"Absolutely," said Kurt. "A lot of people don't believe that. Even when Stubb senior was still alive, people doubted it, until he'd come out and talk. He had an incredible presence."

You heard it here. And to further prove their birthright, they just won the World Championship.


  1. I had that same question, too! Glad to hear the answer from you. :)

  2. I've always thought their packaging was brilliant, and so naturally assumed it was engineered. Am I that jaded?

  3. Having used Stubbs sauce for years then meeting part of team at Fancy Food Show in San Francisco this past January, I'm not surprised. Their product line is inspiring!
    As a certified KCBS judge, I often recognize their contributions.