The Pit Crew
HEAD COOK: Tina Cannon
COMPETITION: World Barbecue Championship
I went to Culinary School years ago, wanting to be in hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen. I loved the action packed business that that kept you working for 14-16 hours a days. It was fun; I was single and it was the 80's! Now retired from that part of my life, married and settled down, currently I cater and compete on the BBQ circuit. Cooking for me is not just preparing a meal, its expressing your creative interests and your love for others, sometimes its the only way I can show it! I have a bumper sticker that says "Love People, Cook them Tasty Food" I think that sums me up!
Since 2009, I have been one of the few female Pitmasters and I compete in the Southeast. 2015 was a great year for me, I won the Georgia BBQ championship, the first woman to do that! In 2014 I competed on Travel Channels American Grilled and won 10K for Grilling Skills! In 2013 I was the first woman to win a Grand Championship for the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour as well as the Prestigious Dillard Georgia Contest, 19 years and I am the first woman to win, Wow, what a honor! I was also the 2015 Georgia BBQ Champion, again the first woman to accomplish that!
I am so excited to be able to compete in the WFC again this year and also in the Fire and Ice all female Pitmasters grilling contest.