Who are the good folks of BBQ who have signed up for Porkapalooza? Meet the Teams of 2018!

It’s 2018, Porkapalooza’s 5th year and we are looking to celebrate with 50 BBQ teams to compete in our KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition!

(Find more information on the competition and how to enter your team here)


 1.  Pork. The one you love.

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

Alberta Pork teams up with some of our favourite pork loving friends and special guests on this saucy BBQ team.



2.  You Need a BBQ

Hailing from Sherwood Park, AB

Award winning competition BBQ team, competing in KCBS BBQ contests. Pit Masters: Russell Bird and Ron Yoneda. Team members: Jason Anderson and Jeff Dewald

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3. Rocky Mountain Smokers

Hailing from Calgary, AB

RMS have been competing competitively for the last 8 years, winning awards and accolades everywhere they compete! They are one of the most successful and well-respected BBQ teams in Canada. They have competed in every province from BC to Quebec, as well as Montana, Georgia and Tennessee. In 2017, they were one of three Canadian teams selected to represent Canada at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational BBQ, finishing with 12th best brisket and 11th best dessert in the world! RMS are also active members of the Canadian BBQ Society, with Pitmaster Kris Valckx the current President of that organization.

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4. Frozen Toque BBQ

Hailing from Beaumont, AB

Frozen Toque is lead by our pit master Christopher. He has traveled many parts of the world, seeking culinary knowledge from many world champs in BBQ. While on these adventures he has met and become friends with BBQ experts around the world, and it shows in the quality and attention to detail for each judge turn in box.

Christopher started out in the BBQ scene, in the judging tents, in Texas, and in 2017 he hung up his judge’s nameplate and started Frozen Toque to become a competitive chef.

Team-mates include Ken, Adrian, and Kent all who share the passion for great food, good conversation, and socializing!!

Come see us at porkapolooza, we are always open to ask questions, provide thoughts, share knowledge and enjoy BBQ!!

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5. Smokehouse BBQ

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

Smokehouse BBQ Q Team , local restaurant , food truck operators and competitors with a passion for BBQ , our pit master has spent time with some of the greats of bbq including Myron Mixon and Mike & Amy Mills learning the craft from the best in the business . We love to compete and have been lucky enough to get at least 1 call in every completion we have been in , we love to cook , hand with our buddies and have fun , Blues , Brews & BBQ is our motto.No automatic alt text available.

6. Hog Heads Barbecue

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

Family team that is passionate about making great BBQ and experimenting with unique flavours.

7. Alberta Bones BBQ

Hailing from Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Albertabonesbbq is all about great food and memory making experiences with friends and family.

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8. Natural Born Grillers AB

Hailing from Drayton Valley, AB

Purveyor’s of finely smoked meats and beverage connoisseur’s. Competing in Kansas City Bar-B-Q competitions.

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9. Rack Addicts

Hailing from Calgary, AB

2017 Rookie year. 2 Top 10 finishes, 5th Chicken and 9th Pork at Smokin’ Q

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10. BBQ Team NAIT

Hailing from Edmonton, AB


11. Rusty’s Smoke BBQ

Hailing from Blue Mountains, ON

Rusty’s BBQ is a BBQ competition team, part time Caterer. Check in to see what’s cooking, recipes, and where we will be next!

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12. Prairie Smoke & Spice

Hailing from Regina, SK

Celebrating our 10th season of competition barbecue, we look forward to coming back to Porkapalooza!

Welcome to Prairie Smoke & Spice, the home of genuine pit-smoked BBQ catering in Southern Saskatchewan. What started with a sample of real barbeque in Texas in 2002  has turned into a consuming passion to produce the best, most authentic ‘Q available in the Canada.  This dream is now a reality as Prairie Smoke & Spice has won many awards on the competition circuit, including the World Champion title in Chef’s Choice at the Jack Daniels World Championships, and the Canadian National BBQ Championships in Whistler, B.C.


13. Barrel Chicken Co.

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

Barrel Chicken co hit the Alberta BBQ scene in 2017. We nailed 4th place in Brisket cooking in our Ugly Drum Smokers at last years Porkapalooza in our first BBQ Competition ever! Jonathan Chaffee is the owner and pit master of Barrel Chicken, Jeff Tschabold is our incredible custom BBQ designer, and Eli Lefort our ace in the kitchen for new and exciting culinary creations.

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14. Barked Stock

Hailing from Spruce Grove, AB

Just a bunch of guys that like to smoke and drink. There for fun.


15. We BB Smokin

Hailing from Spruce Grove, AB

Just a couple guys who love smoking meat. And drink occasionally as well.


16. Eggmonton Stogie Smokers

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

The Eggmonton Stogie Smokers have been Egging for over ten years. We hold an annual private charity EggFest every summer (10th Annual this year) so we can share our love of BBQ and great cigars. Our four team members are of diverse backgrounds and the last time we competed we finished 13th overall. This year the plan is to rocket all the way to 12th! Eric “Chill-man” Filpula our pit master is a Maestro of Ribs, and one mean herder of cats. Aaron “Egghead” Rhodes specializes in all things Brisket and can Egg-sit all night. Curtis “Smokey” Webber is a cigar smoking champion and dabbles in the art of Bite-Through Chicken Skin. Andrew “No Relation” Horton is a fan of sharp things and all things swine. We’re super excited to be back after a one year hiatus during which we have honed our smoking skills even more. We also worked on our BBQ!


17. Q-Up

Hailing from Wainwright, AB

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18. Sweet Smoke BBQ

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

These underdog rookies have been smoking and grilling for the last ten years sharpening their skills to enter in this, their first competition. Come on by and say hi!



Hailing from Calgary, AB

Competing since 2013. First place brisket at BBQ on the bow, numerous top ten finish’s

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20. Grizzly Paw Smokers

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

Everyone that has tried our q has said it was excellent!…so the next logical step was to participate in a competition. We watched a few videos and read a few books…I think we are set! Actually we are very nervous but looking forward to this challenge!


21. Meat Sweats

Hailing from Manning, AB

This will be our 3rd season of competition. We are still pretty new, lots to learn, hoping to win but in the end just havin’ fun!!

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22. MeatHeads and Bean BBQ

Hailing from Tofield, AB

Just a father and sons team wanting to have a great experience. I love bbq’ing, and my 7 year old had been training by watching pit master on Netflix. HAHA Its was his suggestion to do this, and I thought it would be a lot of fun.

23. Black Bull BBQ

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

24. Moody Q

Hailing from Edmonton, AB

I moved to Edmonton 3 years ago and started smoking 2 summers ago. I am a baker at work and self proclaimed pitmaster when I get home. I cook out in the front yard almost every weekend and feed the neighbors who pop over frequently! Last year I competed for my first time with team Smokin Aces doing chicken and the chef’s choice. This is my first time competing on my own team alongside my Dad, Alan, who started smoking meat himself last summer back in Manitoba after getting hungry with all the food pictures I frequently send. Helping us with moral support and dish washing are Mom, Corinne and Auntie Joanne. We are excited and looking forward to this challenge of competition BBQ!


25. Smoke’m If You Got’m

Hailing from Edmonton, AB


26. Smokin hott butts

Hailing from Camrose, AB

Only competed once so far at the BBQ on the Elbow but won 4th on brisket. We are a rookie team but we are bringing custom rubs and sauces and spent all winter perfecting our recipes. This year we plan on placing in all categories! We are from Camrose and Calgary.


















27. The Grill Geek

Hailing from Edmonton, AB


28. SmellaQue

Hailing from Calgary, AB

BBQ fills the bellies of our family and friends. It allows us to share the gift of DELICIOUSNESS and the joy that is BBQ. We especially love that we are able to travel North America sharing this passion.


29. QE2 BBQ

Hailing from Red Deer, AB

Rookie team consisting of my mom and my best friend. Started as a hobby and has quickly turned into a passion.