Awards

2016

The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA)

NBBQA Recognizes Locally Made Hot Radical Rib and Hot Booty Shake as “Award of Excellence” Winners

Swimmin’ in Smoke takes home high honors at NBBQA national conference

March 10, 2016 — The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) announced that local products, Hot Radical Rib and Hot Booty Shake were among the top winners in this year’s Awards of Excellence competition. Hot Radical Rib earned 2 awards!

Hot Radical Rib earned a 1st place in the Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Cajun Rub category

Hot Radical Rib earned a 5th place in the Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk category.

Hot Booty Shake earned a 1st place award in the Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk

The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.

The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories.

“BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers,” said Roy Slicker, association president. “It’s a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the food service industry.”

The World Hot Sauce Awards 2016

Chik Bait seasoning wins 1st place in the World for the

cook-off-Dry Seasoning Rub Fowl category

Chik Bait seasoning wins 3rd place in the World for the

Condiments – Table Seasoning

Cattle Call seasoning wins 3rd place in the World for the

Cook-Off-Dry Seasoning Rub Beef Category

Fish Bait seasoning wins 3rd place in the World for the

Cook-Off-Dry Seasoning Rub Fish Category

That’s in the world!! 

there were over 1000 entries from 161 Companies that entered this years contest from 14 countries: New Zealand, United States, Canada, Hungary, United Kingdom, Austria, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic & Malaysia.

 

2015

The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA)

NBBQA Recognizes Locally Made Hot Chik Bait and Hot Radical Rib as “Award of Excellence” Winners

Swimmin’ in Smoke takes home high honors at NBBQA national conference

March 9, 2015 — The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) announced that local products, Hot Chik Bait and Hot Radical Rib were among the top winners in this year’s Awards of Excellence competition. Hot Chik Bait earned a 4th place in the Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Southwest category and Hot Radical Rib earned a 1st place in the Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – Caribbean/Jerk & Mediterranean/Herb category. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference held March 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn.

The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, and the winners were selected from among 450 total submissions.

“BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers,” said Roy Slicker, association president. “It’s a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the food service industry.”

The World Hot Sauce Awards 2015

Chik Bait seasoning wins 2nd place in the world for the

cook-off-Dry Seasoning Rub Fowl category

Our Rubs have also won us (and other teams) several awards in professional BBQ Competitions.

2013

02-09-2013

12th Annual Freedom RV BBQ Throw Down. Tucson, AZ

            4th place Ribs

            3rd place Pork But

02-22-2013 & 02-23-2013 (2 day comp.) Friday & Saturday

Shorty’s Rib Fest. Cathedral City, CA

            1st place Ribs (Friday)

            1st place Ribs (Saturday)

            1st PLACE OVER ALL “GRAND CHAMPION”

03-16-2013

2nd Annual Havasu Landing Resort & Casino BBQ Championship. Lake Havasu, CA

            1st place Ribs

            3rd place Brisket

            1st PLACE OVER ALL “GRAND CHAMPION”

03-23-2013

Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour. Tucson, AZ

            3rd place Ribs

            5th place Brisket

05-25-2013

Salute to Service BBQ Challenge. Mesa, AZ

            1st place Chicken

 

09-07-2013

2nd Annual Out of the Ashes BBQ Competition Eagar, AZ

            5th place Chicken

            5th place Ribs

10-12-2013

2nd Annual Pit Crews & BBQ Glendale, AZ

            1st place Ribs

            2nd place Brisket

            4th PLACE OVER ALL

  12-1-2013

 Arizona Triple Crown of BBQ Overall Team of the Year 2013

12-1-2013

Arizona Triple Crown of BBQ Overall Ribs Category 2013

 12-1-2013

 Arizona BCS (Barbeque Championship Series) Team of The Year 2013

2012

11-03-2012
Pit Crews & BBQ  Glendale, AZ
– 2nd place Chicken
– 1st place Ribs
– 2nd place Pork Butt
   – 4th PLACE OVER ALL

09-08-2012
Out of the Ashes BBQ Competition  Eagar, AZ
– 1st place Ribs

08-11-2012
Golden Acorn III & Border Cup Campo, CA
– 4th place Ribs

07-07 2012
Holbrook Ace in the Hole BBQ Holbrook, AZ
– 1st place Chicken

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