HEAD COOK: Huddie Lee Stokes
COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship
Huddie Lee Stokes, who has been competing with his team Serial Grillaz (www.serialgrillaz.com) in International BBQ events since 2012 owns a catering company: Stokes BBQ (www.stokesbbq.nl). He builds his own smokers and foodtrailers and every year in April he is one of the organizers of “Meat the East, a KCBS BBQ competition in the Netherlands (www.meattheeast.nl).
After studying at the Culinary Institute in The Netherlands his love for BBQ grew. He started building his own smokers and BBQ’s, it turned from a hobby into a full time job and company which he now runs with his girlfriend and partner. Every year he comes up with new ideas and plans to make an even bigger and better grill, smoker or food-trailer.
After competing at the WFC in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 he won the first prize Swordfish. His most favorite thing is cooking a whole hog and his first Grand Champion title was for the whole hog, a dream come true.
Having some family in the USA he loves to combine family visits with BBQ competitions because that is what it’s all about: good times with family and friends!