In 2010, Carolina Outdoor Cooking was formed as a company to focus on sharing a passion for southern BBQ. Our mission is to improve the Carolina BBQ experience while helping raise money for worthy causes. We do this by teaching others how to cook BBQ, assisting organizations with organizing, promoting and coordinating BBQ competitions and offering consulting services for BBQ fundraising events.

The founders, Garland and Rebecca Hudgins, have been living the “BBQ Lifestyle” for over 13 years. Both are Master BBQ Judges and Event Marshals for the South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) and trained Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) judges. They have their own competitive BBQ team called the Big GQ. They travel the Carolinas competing in BBQ events that raise money for charitable causes. It is their passion, a way of giving back and having fun at the same time.

Carolina Outdoor Cooking would like to encourage you to contact us if you believe your cause or event fits into our mission. We would like to explore ways to champion your efforts and find the prosperous win-win solutions everyone desires.

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