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RIBSTARS BBQ TEAMYear Started: 1997
RICHARD W MCPEAKE
About Chef Richard McPeake
Richard McPeake (a.k.a Educator of â€œQueâ€)
â€¢ Professional chef over 35 years!
â€¢ BBQ Pitmaster
â€¢ Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York.
â€¢ Currently is a Chef Instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College
â€¢ Developed over 30 restaurant concepts in his career
â€¢ Member of the KCBS
He has been awarded:
â€¢ 4 Culinary Excellence Award from Gilbert/Robinson & Creative Restaurant Management.
â€¢ 15 Travel Holiday Awards for Food Excellence
â€¢ Is 2 time 4 Diamond Award Winner from AAA.
â€¢ Past Grand Champion of American Royal, 7 First Place Awards in catergories!
â€¢ 2008 American Culinary Federation Presidentâ€™s Gold Medal
Authored & Self Published: (5 Smoking & Grilling Cookbooks)
â€¢ Backyard BBQ The Art of Smokology
On Best Seller list of Amazon.com for 8 years, reaching #1 Best Seller 10 times
â€¢ Simply BACKYARD BARBECUING From Grilling to Smoking
Released in Fall of 2009
Owner of Rib Stars Rub Me Tender BBQ Rubs:
â€¢ Award Winning rubs from 2003 â€“ 2010
â€¢ Best Hot Rub in the World @ 2004 American Royal
Teacher & Educator of â€œQueâ€:
â€¢ Taught over 900 classes
â€¢ Reaching over 19,000 Students
His Rib Stars Rub Me Tender Rubs have won several awards for Mild and Hot rubs in 2010-2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2004 - 2003 including First Place at the 2004 American Royal in hot rub category. All of RibStars BBQ Rubs are "MSG Free", Gluten Free, and ALL Natural Rubs!
Most wins in a year:
Biggest Wins: Personally: Member fo the 1982 American Royal Grand Championship Team (OPen Div.)