NBBQA & Barbecue News Present Future of Q Cooking Demos at Memphis in May BBQ Contest

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National Barbecue & Grilling Association (NBBQA) and Barbecue News Magazine Present Future of Q Cooking Demonstrations at Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest

The National Barbecue & Grilling Association (NBBQA) and Barbecue News Magazine are thrilled to announce that the talented contributors of the youth outdoor cooking magazine, Future of Q, will be hosting live cooking demonstrations at the renowned Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, May 15-18 at Liberty Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Future of Q contributors slated to be sharing samples with attendees include Brady Dopp, Rae "Lil Gringa" Barker, Miles O'Guin, Kaden Blake, and Riley "Steak Princess” Wright. Each of these junior pitmasters will be showcasing their skills and creativity at the demo booth set in the middle of the park and next to the fountain, on Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, with demonstrations scheduled for 12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm each day.

Attendees can look forward to exciting culinary experiences and delicious samples prepared by these young barbecue enthusiasts. The menu will include a mouthwatering selection of dishes, such as meatloaf, steaks, street-style steak tacos, luau chicken kabobs, and pork chops—all expertly crafted and presented by the Future of Q All-Star team.

"We are thrilled to showcase the talents and passion of these young chefs at one of the most prestigious barbecue events in the world," said Kell Phelps, Managing Partner of NBBQA and Publisher of the Barbecue News Magazine. "Their passion and creativity are truly inspiring, and we invite everyone to join them to witness and taste their offerings."

Since its beginning in 1978, the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest has grown to become the pinnacle of barbecue and attracts barbecue professionals,aficionados, and enthusiasts from around the globe. The addition of the Future of Qdemonstrations promises to add a new dimension of excitement and innovation to this year's event.

For more information about the Future of Q, an outdoor cooking magazine for youth, and their upcoming demonstrations at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, please visit futureofq.com

Event Details:

• Date: Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, 2024
• Time: 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm
• Location: Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: Middle of the park, next to fountain

About NBBQA: The National Barbecue & Grilling Association (NBBQA) is a leading organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the art and culture of barbecue and grilling. Through education, networking, and events, NBBQA brings together barbecue enthusiasts, professionals, and businesses to support the growth and enjoyment of barbecue worldwide.

About Barbecue News Magazine: Barbecue News Magazine is a trusted source of news, recipes, and insights for barbecue enthusiasts and professionals. With a focus on all things barbecue, the magazine provides valuable resources and inspiration to its readers.

About Future of Q: Future of Q is a youth outdoor cooking magazine featuring talented young chefs and their innovative approaches to barbecue and grilling. The magazine celebrates the next generation of barbecue enthusiasts and showcases their passion and creativity.

About Memphis in May and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: Memphis in May is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate Memphis’ culture, foster economic growth, and enhance international awareness through education. Founded by racially diverse Memphians in 1977, racial equity and parity are embedded in the fiber and culture of Memphis in May, the official festival of the City of Memphis.


The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was first held in 1978 and is the world’s premier pork barbecue cooking contest.  Each year, the sharpest and most respected competition barbecue cooking teams on the planet compete for the coveted title of ‘Memphis in May Champion’. The 46th edition of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held May 15-16, 2024 at Liberty Park in Memphis, TN. www.memphisinmay.org

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact:  Kell Phelps, Phone:  (800) 385-0002, info@barbecuenews.com.