Chapter Lead - British Columbia

Brian Misko
BBQ Brian Misko is a pitmaster, product creator, best-selling author, teacher and media spokesperson based in Langley, BC. The House of Q competition BBQ team began competitive cooking in 2005 and has since won awards all over North America, including First Place ribs at the 2014 World Food Championships and the Team of the Year for the Canadian BBQ Society. BBQ Brian and his wife run House of Q which is a BBQ sauce and spice company with products distributed across Canada and the USA.

Chapter Lead - Alberta

Kris Valckx
My name is Kris "Big Daddy" Valckx, and I run Rocky Mountain Smokers out of Calgary. We're going into our 5th season and have been lucky/good enough to win a trophy or prize at every comp we've competed in. I'm also the Secretary for the BBQ on the Bow Society board of directors, and we're proud to run Canada's longest running sanctioned BBQ competition, going into the 21st annual this year! I compete at both KCBS & PNWBA events in Western Canada and the US.

Chapter Lead - Saskatchewan

Scott Chomos
Scott Chomos is the pit master of Arrowhead North BBQ, a family based BBQ team that just completed their 4th year on the competition circuit. 2016 was by far and away our most successful year, highlighted by our trip to the Jack and American Royal (and of course winning the 2016 CBBQS Canadian Team of the Year.) Attending these major U.S. events was an incredible eye opener, from the passion and skill of the pit masters, the quality of their BBQ, the interest from the public and the camaraderie amongst the teams. All of these things make me excited about continuing to build the sport of competition BBQ in the Great White North.

Chapter Lead - Manitoba

Ryan Rogers
As a Territory Sales Rep for a leading BBQ Manufacturer I was exposed to my 1st KCBS event in Kenora, ON. I was welcomed within the community by the event organizer Perry Hopkins who took me under his wing to show me the ropes. That weekend, I caught the bug of competitive cooking by chatting with various teams and feeling truly welcomed by the BBQ Family. I attended 4 Canadian events in 2016, to develop an understanding of the intricacies of competitive BBQ . I bring a diverse background of sales and marketing to the CBBQS, that coupled with my passion for the Grilling experience from the back yard to the competition stage will ensure Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, lovingly referred to as “Mantario” is well represented in the Canadian BBQ Society. In 2017 you will be sure to see me at a variety of events, whether it be as an organizer/promoter at the Triple B Festival in Kenora for Canada’s 1st Double Header KCBS Competition, in a Pit as a guest or on a demonstration stage or under a retailers tent I will be sharing my love and passion for all things BBQ.

Chapter Lead - Southern Ontario

Marc LeBlanc
BBQ for me is a way of life. I got involved in competition BBQ back in 2011 at a small amateur event in Listowell, Ontario. Our team came 2nd out of 2 teams. Regardless, the fun we had, the people we met, the things we learned we were hooked. A few years and many contests later my passion for BBQ grows more each day. I love competing in BBQ, having my family involved with me, I love the people I've met and continue to meet. I love cooking BBQ, talking about BBQ and how BBQ brings communities together. BBQ in our region is growing and I'm happy to be a part of helping it grow! If <i>anyone</i> - general public, event organizer, fellow competitor, a BBQ judge - ever wants to chat BBQ just reach out, I'd love to have a chat!

Chapter Lead - Eastern Ontario

John Thomson
I've been a competitor since 2010 and I have been a part of the Canadian BBQ Society since Day One. I am also an Organizer and a Certified BBQ Judge. I teach private BBQ Clinics in Ottawa and as part of my association with, I teach Competition BBQ Classes in Eastern Canada. You could say that BBQ sauce runs in my blood. As a Canadian BBQer, I am incredibly passionate about our hobby and it's presence in Canada. Now in our 4th year in operation, The Canadian BBQ Society is bigger than ever and as a member of the Board of Directors, I am very proud to serve the Members any way I can.

Chapter Lead - Quebec

Steve Lavoie
I have been into competition BBQ since 2013. Since then, I have also been involved in many non-sanctionned contests with great success. My best years was 2015 as I won 3 Grand Championships in a row! 2016, was a great year too, as I won my first GC at a KCBS backyard comp. This pushed me toward attending a 4-meat event in Ottawa at the (now) Capital BBQ Fest. It was a great experience! Last year, I participated in the organization of several events in Quebec, and I joined the CBBQS to help them grow BBQ from coast to coast. Even if my normal category meats are very good, I am renowned for an awesome pork burger slider that have won many contests!

Standing Members

Rob Reinhardt
Vice President
I am Rob Reinhardt and my team is Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ I've been cooking 'Que since 2002 and competing since 2008. We have had a pretty good run, with 13 GC's and multiple calls at the Jack and Royal. I organize Saskatchewan's biggest comp, Toontown Smokedown, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. My wife and I run a BBQ catering and concession business, and even travel with our crew and rig through the Western Canadian ribfest circuit. We teach Southern-style BBQ classes, with over 10 dates this year all over Western Canada.