HEAD COOK: Craig Lyjak
COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship
QUALIFYING EVENT: Safeway National Capital BBQ Battle
Qubed is a three person BBQ team out of Loveland, OH. We are hobbyists that have been competing for 6 years on the professional circuit. Craig and Julie are both engineers at a major consumer products company and Aiden, 7, is a student and enjoys sports. Outside of a few competition focused classes, the team has no culinary training. Our success can be attributed to our research, practice and scientific approach to cooking and logistics at contests.
We know we enter a major competition like the World Food Championships as underdogs. Many teams compete in more competitions annually than we have in our entire career. Fortunately we are judged by the quality of our food and not by our name recognition or the size of our sponsors. Our passion and competitive spirit give us the potential to win on any given day, even if the odds are not in our favor.