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The BBQ Business Reality Check

Michael McDearman | Business | Panel Room & Round Table

Michael is an outdoor live-fire cooking spokesperson with a demonstrated history of marketing/strategic planning in the barbecue and grilling industry. Including skills in food & beverage, market planning, advertising, sales, and entrepreneurial solutions. 

Be sure to join Micheal when he highlights common areas of improvement and the most common mistakes he has seen in the barbecue industry.


Competition in Barbecue - Panel

Chef Wade Fortin | Panel Room

Chef Wade Fortin has never met a culinary challenge he couldn't handle. An accomplished chef with a love for competition BBQ. He currently Heads the Marketing Department for BULL Outdoor®, traveling the country promoting BULL’s premium line of outdoor kitchen products.

As both a competitor and sponsor within the barbecue industry Chef Wade will bring a different perspective to the discussion around the past and future of competition in the barbecue industry.