Secretary - Standing Member
My name is Kris "Big Daddy" Valckx, and I'm the Pitmaster for Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Smokers. We've been competing for over 10 years, with multiple Grand Championships and Reserve Grand Championships. I’ve competed in every province from BC to Quebec, along with numerous competitions across the US, including two trips to the Jack, the American Royal, and the Guinea Pig!
If you ever cross paths with me at a competition, make sure to stop by the RMS Saloon for a tasty beverage, and stick around for the World Famous Rocky Mountain Smokers BBQ Championship Potluck!
In 2019, along with Chris Zinger from Frozen Toque BBQ, we founded the 1st National Canadian Championship Pit Bitch Olympics, celebrating those unsung heroes of the BBQ world.
I’m one of the instructors at Canada’s largest BBQ School, bbqclass.ca, with classes scheduled throughout the Spring and Summer, focused on backyard cooks looking to improve their game. I’m also a member of the BBQ on the Bow Society, for over 10 years now, and we host Canada's oldest sanctioned BBQ competition each year in the Calgary area!
In 2014, I was approached to help start the Canadian BBQ Society with other like-minded BBQ enthusiasts, and I’m here to continue to grow this AMAZING organization!