As a 4-time world barbecue champion, Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. The chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team.
As a four-time world barbecue champion, Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. The chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team, the Mayor of Unadilla, GA, and Chef/Partner in Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Old Town, Alexander, VA.
Myron competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996, where he took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs, and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world.
He’s won over 200 grand championships resulting in over 1,800 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. Myron’s team has taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition; has been the Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis three times: 2001, 2004 and 2007; and, has also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in: 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. And, his team is the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society, and Florida BBQ Association in the same year. In 2013, he was inducted into the Barbecue Hall Fame in Kansas City. In 2018, he was awarded the Carolyn and Gary Well “Pioneer of Barbecque” Award by the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
On TV, Myron is the Executive Producer and host of “BBQ Rules,” host of the “Smoked,” and star of two other hit shows “BBQ Pitmasters” and “BBQ Pitwars” on Discovery’s Destination America and Cooking Channel. For more on Myron on TV see here.
He is the author of the hugely successful The New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (Random House, May 2011), Everyday Barbeque (Random House, May 2013), Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules (Abrams, 2016), and BBQ&A with Myron Mixon (Abrams, 2019). See all of Myron’s cookbooks here.
Myron’s products can be found in retail stores across the country, and in a growing number of international locations. He has his own line of smokers/grills: Myron Mixon Smokers. He has a line of sauces and barbecue rubs that you can purchase in the online store. He runs a very successful BBQ cooking school in Unadilla, GA, and frequently does classes and cooking demos across the world, from Chicago to Australia.
Watch and Learn
Myron Mixon has been a fixture on television cooking shows for many years. He has hosted, judged and competed on some of the most popular BBQ shows, appearing on Destination America, TLC, CBS, Travel Channel, Versus Network, History Channel, and many others.Learn More