The one & only 78 time Grand champion pitmaster

Jim Johnson holds 78 Grand Championships in the art of barbecue.  His 33 years of expertise in the BBQ industry has landed him many titles, but the “King Of BBQ” rings true for this Memphis native. Johnson, from day one, has prided himself on learning by trial and error and applying the “science of BBQ” to his cooking method.

What is Jim Up To Now?

Jim has retired from the BBQ competition circuit, but is still very active in the BBQ community. The world renowned pitmaster and his wife, Becky, are International Instructors for the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), with KCBS membership in 34 countries, Jim has had the supreme honor of mentoring lovers of the BBQ competition, all over the world!  

Jim teaches students across North & South America and Europe on a variety of barbeque topics ranging from barbecue basics & essentials, to expert competition- level barbecue techniques.

Find Jim Online, on tv, and even on the radio

The charismatic,  Jim Johnson, is a regular on TV & radio networks, hosting “Southern Q” out of Winnipeg, this cooking show gives viewers expert tips and tricks for outdoor cooking.

Jim has also guest appeared on an episode of Australia's popular cooking show, “Food Safari Fire with Maeve O’Meara” in the episode you can catch Jim teaching the viewers down under how to smoke Kansas City- style ribs, slow and steady, the All- American way!

"The world-renowned pitmaster and wife, Becky, are International Instructors for the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), with KCBS membership in 34 countries, Jim has had the supreme honor of mentoring lovers of the BBQ competition, all over the world!"

Events

Interested in attending an event and learn about BBQ with Pitmaster Jim Johnson? Below you will find all the events Jim will be attending, how much they cost, and how to reserve your spot to learn how to cook Better Than Your Neighbor.

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