Shannon Turner Wins Second Annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series!
We’re excited to announce that Shannon Turner of competition cook team Muttley Crew BBQ has won the second annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series. Celebrating its second year, the first-ever female barbeque competition series was launched to fill a gap in the male-dominated sport of competition barbeque. Inspired by the stories and culinary chops of some of the country’s top female pitmasters, we partnered with Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) to create the Fire & Ice series.
After accruing points at KCBS-sanctioned events from January 1, 2017 through October 30, 2017, the top ten women’s teams earned a spot to compete at the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Ala., November 8-12, 2017, where they vied for a chance at $25,000 in cash and diamond jewelry. Shannon Turner of Muttley Crew BBQ received the title of Grand Champion and a prize package of $9,000 in cash and diamond jewelry for receiving the highest combined points from the Fire & Ice grilling challenge and the World Barbecue Championship. Tina Cannon of The Pit Crew BBQ Team took home second place and Candy Weaver of BBQr’s Delight earned third place at the finals.
For the Fire & Ice grilling challenge, Shannon Turner prepared grilled filet mignon cuts of wagyu beef topped with composite butter incorporated with chives, bleu cheese and garlic alongside thinly sliced, grilled potatoes accented with bleu cheese and chives as well as grilled asparagus lightly touched with white balsamic vinegar. This dish combined with her efforts during the second-round preparation of the four standard KCBS meats – chicken, pork, ribs and beef brisket – earned her the title of Grand Champion in the Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series.
This year has been a turning point for the Muttley Crew BBQ team, who going into the Fire & Ice series finals had won three Grand Champions and two Reserve Grand Champions during the 2017 competition season. Prior to this year, the team had yet to win the title of Grand Champion. In addition to perfecting her craft at cooking competitions on the weekends, Turner spends the week working for a pharmaceutical company. She and her husband Brian travel the competitive circuit together, competing as the Muttley Crew BBQ team, which is named after their five dogs.
For more information about the competition, please visit www.CowboyFireAndIce.com. Registration for year three will begin in spring 2018. For competitors not registered with KCBS, please visit http://www.kcbs.us/join.php
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