On October 24th the iQue BBQ team won Grand Champion at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Competition in Lynchburg Tennessee. Eighty teams were invited from around the world to see who cooks the best BBQ. iQue has been invited for the past 8 years. Here's how the team did:
2002: 4th Ribs, 5th Chicken, 10th Pork, 10th Overall
2003: Shut out
2004: 3rd Chicken
2005: 2nd Place Pork, 3rd Place Chefs Choice
2006: 1st Place Chefs Choice, 1st Jack Grilling
2007: Shut Out
2008: 1st Chefs Choice, 10th Dessert
2009: 2nd Pork, 8th Chicken, 2nd Dessert, Grand Champ
I've only been with the team since 2005 and have been to the Jack every year except this one. It figures I'd miss the Grand Champion award.
The team was started by Andy Husbands owner of Tremont 647, a restaurant in Boston, in 1998. The BBQ chef is Chris Hart. There are also five or six other team members and their families who attend contests as their schedules' allow.