Rob has a long history of being an Influencer in the world of Canadian BBQ and he’s worn many hats. He is a competitor, with 20 Grand Championships to date. He’s an organizer, having run 5 different sanctioned competitions (with a 6th for 2019). He’s a dual-certified BBQ judge, and former board member of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. In 2014, when the need for a National BBQ organization in Canada became apparent, he helped co-found the society.
Rob and his wife Jacy make their living from barbecue – with 2 crews working the Ribfest circuit in the summer and a Regina-based food truck and catering business that runs all year. His line of championship bbq rubs and sauce, along with Canada’s largest BBQ School, help fill in the gaps over the winter.
In 2016, Rob was invited to be the featured International Chef at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cook-off – and shared his unique spin on Canadian cuisine cooked on a smoker with VIPs, and local / state government officials.