There have been several practice cooks.
We both took a BBQ class from Jennifer Duncan (Smoked to the Bone).
We know Tommy and Jen and it was a pleasure to take the class and spend time with them. Timm got to be her assistant for much of the class.
Timm organized and ran the Thrill of the Grill contest in November. It was held at Bass Pro Shops once again. They have been really good to us, giving us prime space, ads on the marquee and more.
The team's entries were creative and tasty.
Timm inputs all the scores.
In December, NVBBQA hosted the Downtown Throw Down on Fremont Street. It was a fabulous success with teams representing 6 states. Steve did most of the organizing for this event. On the grounds of the event Doug, Timm, and Paul, along with Steve pulled it off. It was a ton of work, we learned a bunch and look forward to doing it again.
In October, I had both my knees replaced. It's been a long time coming...a 15 year process for me. This kept me down so there were no contests for us the last part of the year.
We did however cater several events including a 50th anniversary, a HOA community barbecue, a topping off party for Martin Harris...we fed almost 400 construction workers and staff for that one.