The National Barbecue Association and Grilling with Rich Present BBQ Person of the Year for 2013

By: Richard Wachtel
Published: December 18, 2012
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Even though voting isn’t over for this year’s Barbecue Person of the Year, we are already getting ready for 2013’s competition. With that being said, we have partnered up with the National Barbecue Association to present BBQ Person of the Year for 2013!

National Barbecue Association

For those who aren’t sure what is the mission and also what is the National Barbecue Association, here is the organizations description.

The National Barbecue Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association founded in January 1991 and incorporated in the State of North Carolina in 1993. The organization was created to address the needs of the broad, diverse and growing barbecue industry.

At the time the association was formed, there were a variety of organizations specifically focused on a particular segment or region of the barbecue world, but no single group designed to unite and strengthen the industry overall. Since that time, the NBBQA has grown into an organization nearly 2,000 members strong, connecting all branches of the barbecue “family tree” to share, learn and celebrate. From restaurateurs, caterers and suppliers to competitors and the public at large, our members represent anyone with a personal or professional passion for this great American culinary tradition.

In addition to being the BBQ Person of the Year for 2013, at the 2014 National Barbecue Association’s Annual Conference the winner will receive a trophy and also a profile on Grilling with Rich and also on the National Barbecue Association’s website!

We are looking forward to working with the National Barbecue Association and we consider it a true honor that they have agreed to work with us. Stay tuned during 2013 for the latest news for BBQ Person of the Year for 2013!

Once again, make sure that you make us your #1 source for all the latest barbecue and grilling news on the web for 2013!

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Richard Wachtel

Richard Wachtel

Editor and Chef and Founder at Grilling with Rich
Born and raised in Long Island, New York Richard Wachtel has developed a passion for all things about barbecue and grilling and sharing this love with the world through social media, digital marketing and blogging about his cooking adventures on his website Richard has interviewed the top names in barbecue and grilling such as four-time BBQ Grand World Champion Chris Lilly, and other world class pitmasters such as Myron Mixon, Melissa Cookston, and Tuffy Stone... just to name a few. In addition, has become a BBQ authority for media outlets and has been citied in many online publications such as: Yahoo News, Freinds and USA Today’s Men’s Health. Rich lives just outside the nation's capital in Virginia with his wife, and #1 tastetester - his beagle, Cooper.
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