11 Mar 2022

NZ BBQ champ up against world's top grillers in Texas

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 11 March 2022

A NZ BBQ champ is expecting some sizzling competition when he goes up against some of the world's top grillers this weekend.

Cantabrian Dean Davis is one of two New Zealanders who qualified for the Steak Cookoff Association World Championships.

It's big, like everything in Texas, where the competition's held. At least 1,500 contestants. And it is not as simple as chucking a raw one on the barbie.

There are six pages of rules, from steak thickness, heat sources, grill sharing and fat trimming.

Competitive griller Dean Davis is in Fort Worth, where he reckons the competition is hot.