Cook Teams


Q fore UCompetition Cook Team:
Award-Winning BBQ and Catering

Chief Cook: Mark Busbee
Assistant Chief Cook: Daniel Busbee
Team Members: David Budenbender, Lee Allman


Back Woods Bar-B-Que

Gene Culberson, Pit Master of Back Woods Bar-b-Que has gained a reputation of one of the best cooks in SC. Cooking approx. 30 events a year along with his wife Tesa, they have gained a winning reputation in SCBA but also a formidable competitor in KCBS. Back Woods Bar-B-Que finished 2014 as SCBA Master Barbecue Runner up, only to come back and win the 2015 & 2016 SCBA Master Barbecue State Championship. For catering contact Gene at 

Ultimate Tailgaters BBQ

Ultimate Tailgaters BBQ is based out of Aiken, SC and hit the competition BBQ trail @ 2012. Pitmaster Chris Fulmer & his wife Kathy rank as one of the top teams competing in SCBA & SBN events throughout SC every year. In addition, they have numerous Top 10 finishes at KCBS events in SC & GA. You can give them a call for your catering needs as well. Let them bring their award-winning BBQ to your next event! Contact Chris at


Chucktown Smokin’ Gringos

Southern Style “Award Winning” Barbecue with a “Kick”!

We offer a full line of BBQ and authentic Mexican finger foods with our “Award Winning Salsa”!

Pimp my Pig

Pimp my Pig

Dean & Val Price
Batesburg-Leesville, SC



S’Lowcountry Q

S’Lowcountry Q – Quentin and Barbara Tedder decided to get serious about Competition BBQ in 2015. In 2016, they earned 6th place for the State-Sanctioned South Carolina Master BBQ Championship. In 2017 S’Lowcountry Q has been a top 5 team since the season began in February. ‘Slow and Low’ is the motto for this Lowcountry Team from Beaufort, SC.


Master Barbecue Champion and professional Chef, JT Handy is the Pit Master of JT’s BBQ. Chef Handy is a purist in the art of true slow smoked Southern Barbecue.

Chef JT Handy


Aiken SC 29803
The team was established in 2008.
We started out small with Chief Cook Jeff Smith and my father Alton Smith.
The team has grown over the years to a full family effort.

Carolina Squires Barbecue Team

Carolina Squires logoThe Carolina Squires Competition Barbecue Team was established in 2013 by Chief Cook Brian Pearson and his wife Belinda. Our motto is “When it comes to BBQ … love what you do, share what you love”.

Catering available
Contact Brian Pearson
Phone: (803) 622-7283


Smoke-n-Carolina Cook Team

Mark Spurling is the Pitmaster and chief bottle washer for the Smokin-n-Carolina Cook Team. Mark started cooking BBQ almost 30 years ago and fell in love with the process, flavor, and challenges. Mark has a passion for helping others, while using his God given talent of cooking to help many non-profit organizations each year with fund raisers as well as church functions. To hone his skills, Mark competes in the SC BBQ Association pushing him and his team to make some the best BBQ around. Smokin-n-Carolina is currently the only cook team in the SCBA currently using a wood burning rotisserie smoker.

Hog-N-Around BBQ

Hog – N – Around is a local catering & BBQ competition team founded by a couple guys with a BBQ habit.

Jacob Jackson & Trey Hoey started cooking BBQ several years ago and have been competing for two years now. The catering started along with the competing to help pay for the BBQ bug.Hog-N-Around is proud of the true wood smoked product that we put out. Watch out for the Hog-N-Around trailer in the near future around Columbia.




Blazin’ Bullets Barbeque

Ken Hilliard and Dawn Verbarg were introduced to the barbeque scene as members of the South Carolina Barbeque Association, rising to the level of Master Judges and Marshals.  In 2015, they formed their own competition cook team and currently compete in SCBA events with the goal of preserving and promoting the diversity of South Carolina barbeque.