KCBS Team Bios
LEARN2Q.COMYear Started: 2003
With a knack for invention and love of barbeque, Troy Black has gained an impressive reputation as an award-winning, competitive barbeque chef, and educator. His zeal for both barbeque and the industry has taken Troy on an incredible journey from the Southern Living editorial staff to full-time competitive barbeque chef. He discovered the world of professional barbeque competition while on assignment for Southern Living. From that moment on he was hooked and immediately went home and began preparing for competition on the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) circuit. Troy's wife Jan shares his intense passion for barbeque as do his daughters Taylor and Darby. You can often find them on the road with Troy – cooking up winners, taking home top prizes, and educating the public about one of America's greatest traditions... barbeque.
Most wins in a year: Two
Biggest Wins: One Tennessee, one Geargia, two Alabama and three North Carolina state barbeque championships, over 100 top 10 awards, finished top ten overall in Ribs for the year twice
Sponsors: Southern Living magazine, Lea & Perrins, Oscar Mayer, Glory Foods, The Beef Council, Lays, & Gain.