Jim Johnson is a KCBS master barbecue teacher, and highly decorated barbecue pitmaster, having won 76 Grand Championships during his 28-year competition career. Jim has finished first in every category at four Memphis in in May contests on four occasions, and has finished in the top ten nine times. Jim has also been crowned the Whole Hog World Champion at the prestigious Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational.
Jim is a regular on TV and radio, and has acted as an ambassador for Kraft Foods, Big Green Egg and a range of other products. Most recently, Jim was featured in SBS Australia’s Food Safari Fire with Maeve O’Meara.
Jim regularly teaches students across North America and Europe on a variety of barbecue topics ranging from the basics and barbecue essentials, to the tips and tricks of cooking competition-grade barbecue. Jim and his wife Becky are part of the KCBS International Outreach team.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Jim is a barbecue and outdoor cooking expert. Jim's students range from novice back yard cooks to experienced competition cook-teams. A talented and engaging communicator, Jim is able to tailor his classes to meet the specific needs and interests of his students.
In Jim's classes you can learn the barbecue basics, starting with selecting barbecue equipment that's right for what you want to achieve. If you already know your way around a smoker and are looking for some tips to help you in your next competition, Jim can share with you some of the "secrets" that earned him 76 grand-championships over a 28-year competition career.
Food Safari Fire
Yak Ales Barbecue Festivals - 2016
AUSTRALIA - Sydney and Melbourne, February 2016
MELBOURNE BARBECUE FESTIVAL - 2015
AUSTRALIA - Melbourne, February 2015
CLASSES AND EVENTS