KCBS Team Bios
BUTCHER'S DAUGHTER BBQYear Started: 2011
Butcher's Daughter BBQ is a Grand Championship one-woman team, headed by Donna Fong, and based in Alameda, CA. As a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge (CBJ) since 2004, she combines her passion for BBQ with knowledge of slaughtering, butchering and meat processing into a unified culinary experience. Her father, Donald Fong, who has owned Don's Meats in Oakland, CA for forty years, continues to be a strong influence in how she approaches the fundamentals of meat.
During her 2011 rookie year, Donna traveled to competitions and events in her Toyota Avalon, packing everything she needed to cook four meats, including her 18.5 inch WSM. By the end of her rookie year, all four meats were cooked on a single WSM. For 2011, Donna ranked 6th in the California 2011 TOY race, third in the California rookie race and second in the national Rancher's Reserve race. She was ranked 8th overall and 3rd in brisket in California for 2012. She was 6th in ribs for 2013. Donna served on the Board of Directors and was Vice-President of the California BBQ Association for 2013 and recipient of the Presidential Service Awards for 2012 & 2013. She is also a BBQ instructor for the CBBQA Institute and for Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ.
She is a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society, California BBQ Association, Pacific Northwest BBQ Association, and the Alaska BBQ Association. She regularly writes for the CBBQA and the Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ websites. During "business hours", Donna supports her CBJ-turned-Pitmaster habit by working as a technical writer at the US Coast Guard.
Most wins in a year: 1
Biggest Wins: 2012 Bay Area BBQ Championship, Oakland, CA (36 teams)