RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 24, Richmond, Va.'s Cool Smoke BBQ team led by Tuffy Stone and his father George, won the Grand Champion title at the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. Stone makes history winning the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational (2013), the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Open (2014), and the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (2013 and 2015).
"Winning the 27th annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue is incredible. It is every competitive barbecue pitmaster's dream to get invited to The Jack. To get a ribbon is a dream come true. To be the overall Grand Champion competing against the best pitmasters in the world is unbelievable. I am honored beyond words and overwhelmed with excitement to have won this title twice in three years," said Stone of his win on Saturday.
"This is our 27th year for The Jack. We're one of the most prestigious barbecue competitions, holding the highest level of credentials needed to participate. People want to win this more than any other barbecue competition in the world. We want to congratulate Cool Smoke on winning its second Grand Champion title—that's an incredible feat," said Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.
Tuffy Stone is pitmaster of the Cool Smoke BBQ team, founding partner of four Q Barbeque restaurants, the Rancho T restaurant, and is a partner with his wife, Leslie, in A Sharper Palate Catering Company, all based in Richmond. For information on classes, visit the Cooking School. Connect with Tuffy Stone on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or www.coolsmokebarbeque.com.
PITMASTER TUFFY STONE
Tuffy Stone is a classically-trained French chef, television personality and accomplished pitmaster and has been a judge and host on the Destination America reality television show BBQ Pitmasters since 2009. Tuffy founded the "Cool Smoke" professional barbecue team and co-owns four Q Barbeque restaurants and Rancho T restaurant in Richmond, Va. He has earned Grand Champion titles in nearly every major barbecue competition on the circuit including the American Royal World Series of Barbecue (2013 and 2014), Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (2013 and 2015), and the Kingsford Invitational (2015). For information on classes and competitions, visit www.coolsmokebarbeque.com or connect via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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