Craig Kimmel


Craig Kimmel of Firehouse BBQ

has been competing in BBQ contests for 12 years. He has won 12 Grand Championships and over 200 awards for his barbecue. His proudest accomplishments include 3rd place Brisket and 5th in Pork at the 2007 Jack Daniels World Championship and the 2010 TLC BBQ Pitmasters Best Brisket & Seafood. Craig also won the Florida State Championship Governors Cup, Lakeland Ham Jam 2007 Grand Championship and has won four Florida State 

Championships. On average, Craig and Firehouse BBQ enters 15 contests per year.

Craig also operates Firehouse BBQ Catering, teaches BBQ classes and sells his own line of BBQ sauces.


In 2011 the first FireHouse BBQ FoodTruck was on the road in Orlando, FL. Learn more about the food truck here.

Craig and Firehouse BBQ has been featured on TLC, Regis and Kelly, FoodTV AND Discovery Channel.