May is National BBQ Month and Certified Angus Beef® Brand kicked things off by hosting their first BBQ Summit at their Culinary Center. They brought in amazing pitmasters from legendary BBQ joints across the country to do some hands-on butchery lessons, discuss the science behind the sizzle, light the spark of new recipe concepts, and share their BBQ stories.
The BBQ talent that attended this event was so incredible that if I were to start dropping names, you'd have to put on steel-toed boots! I was thrilled to be invited to tag along, and I wanted to share the fun and information with you.
Day 1 Travel and Reception DinnerThe first day was a travel day for everyone, but the chefs and crew at the Culinary Center put together one heck of a reception and dinner.
|Airport routing is always interesting, I flew into Cleveland from Knoxville by way of NYC.|
|The Certified Angus Beef® Brand's Culinary Center is located in Wooster, Ohio, adjacent to their corporate headquarters. It houses a gorgeous meeting room, offices, a newly expanded dining facility, a full-service bar, the Meat Lab, and two commercial kitchens - one front facing and a typical "back of the house" kitchen.|
|The reception started off with a vast charcuterie table featuring many of their house-made dried beef sausages. I could have just eaten that and been fat and happy.|