An ex-IT Consultant, turned livestock farmer and always a keen cook. Jackie has been barbecuing the low and slow way for more than 12 years, after taking a Competition BBQ Class in the USA in 2003.
In 2004 she became the first and to date only, non-American to win the coveted Grand Champion Title at the Jack Daniels Invitational BBQ Competition in Lynchburg, Tennessee. In her barbecue life she has won top 10 placements in each of the four main categories at The Jack and also won awards at other contests in the USA. In 2013 Jackie was invited to cook in the Winners Circle, Champion of Champions contest at The Jack, comprising all of the past 24 years Grand Champions battling it out in a winner takes all cook off. Jackie was awarded 2nd place in the Brisket category. She was the only non-American invited to cook in this contest. Jackie is currently a Restaurant Consultant. She has run her own BBQ Consultancy Business for several years, combining her knowledge and experience of low and slow BBQ cooking, external catering, meat production and BBQ equipment to assist the setup of new American Style BBQ Restaurants. She has worked with celebrity chefs, top chefs and complete beginners, introducing them to low and slow cooking over wood. One of the early pioneers of bringing American Style BBQ to the UK, she is proud to have been heavily involved with several new, very successful restaurants and is looking forward to passing on her knowledge and experience to many more, helping to bring the American Style of low and slow Barbecue into the UK. Jackie is a Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified BBQ Judge and a BBQ Judge at Grillstock UK. She is available for cookery demonstrations, cookery lessons and one off quality and hygiene inspections and Training of Staff.