Andrew Shaffer

I was introduced into the world of competitive BBQ in the Fall of 2016. Since that time the BBQ community has provided me with new friendships, opportunities, great experiences, and an overall respect for everyone involved. In addition to organizing Smoke in the Grove BBQ Festival and mostly recently the Giant National BBQ Battle in DC, I have completed the KCBS Certified Judge course, and cook on a Master Series Team, 50 Shades of Pork.

I look forward to serving, giving back, and improving the competitive BBQ experience for teams, judges, and organizers in the Mid-Atlantic region