Chiles Cridlin

Chiles started cooking Brunswick Stew for churches and charities back in early 1990’s. His love for stew and cooking grew while he developed a reputation for making this Southern Virginia delicacy. He has taken his stew pot to places like the Virginia Folk Life festival, the National Folk Life Festival at the National Mall in DC, and even attended events like the “Big Apple Block Party” where he cooked right next to BBQ legends Mike Mills and Chris Lilly. This is where is interest in BBQ was sparked, watching fire and smoke transform ordinary meats into extraordinary meals. Chiles is now the Pit Master of “Wolf’s Revenge BBQ” and is cooking with a smoker that he designed and built himself, taking it across the country on the KCBS circuit to see how his recipes and skills rank against other professional BBQ teams.