BBQ Pitmasters turns up the sizzle with an in-depth look at the world of competitive barbecue. Each year millions of people travel to one of the events on the BBQ circuit, where they sample the wares of the leading chefs of American barbecue. Cameras follow competitors from their homes as they prepare for the competitions, to the last bite of brisket and a judge's verdict. These pit masters spend hours slaving over their rubs, sauces and strategies, with meat on their minds 24/7. And by no means secondary to the competition, the outrageous customized barbecue pits take on personas of their own.

BBQ Pitmasters - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-12-03

BBQ Pitmasters - Art Smith (chef) - Netflix

Charles Arthur “Art” Smith (born March 1, 1960) is an American chef who has worked for former Florida governors Bob Graham and Jeb Bush and until 2007 was personal chef to Oprah Winfrey. His expertise is Southern cuisine. While attending Florida State University he completed culinary internships with The Greenbrier and the Walt Disney Magic Kingdom College Program.

BBQ Pitmasters - Awards - Netflix

The 2002 James Beard Award for Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family. 2001 Gourmand World Cookbook Award - Category, “For Human Values.” Humanitarian of the Year, 2007, James Beard Foundation In 2008 Art Smith was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.

BBQ Pitmasters - References - Netflix