Chris Hart, winner of the Jack Daniels Invitational World Championship in 2009, has dominated the competition barbecue circuit for the past 10 years with his team, iQUE. His team was the first group of northerners to win a World Championship. Although Chris spends his days developing software, his passion for barbecue has him following the competition trail on weekends, pitting his talents against the best pitmasters in the U.S. In 2010, Chris cooked an elaborate barbecue tasting menu at the James Beard House in NYC. In 2011 he competed in Food Network’s inaugural season of "Best in Smoke." He is the co-author of two books, Wicked Good Barbecue and Wicked Good Burgers.
Andy Husbands is an award-winning chef and owner of Tremont 647 in Boston, MA and has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine for well over a decade. In addition to being a James Beard "Best Chef" semi-finalist, Andy also competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network's "Hells Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsay. When he's not in the kitchen or working with his favorite charities, Andy is searching out the best barbecue recipes with his award-winning team, iQUE. He is the co-author of two books, Wicked Good Barbecue and Wicked Good Burgers.