October 17th – 11:00 AM - Spotlight Theater
Myron & Michael Mixon
As a four-time world barbecue champion, Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. The chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team; the Executive Producer and host of “BBQ Rules,” host of the new show “Smoked,” and star of two other hit television shows “BBQ Pitmasters” and “BBQ Pitwars” on Discovery’s Destination America. Mixon is the author of the hugely successful The New York Times bestselling cookbook Smokin’ with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue (Random House, May 2011), Everyday Barbeque (Random House, May 2013), and Myron Mixon’s BBQ Rules (Abrams, 2016).
In addition to his books, Myron’s products can be found in retail stores across the country, and in a growing number of international locations. He has two different lines of smokers/grills: the professionalgrade line of custom Myron Mixon Smokers and the consumer-level line of Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3 smokers. He has a line of sauces and barbecue rubs. And the Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool—a combination chef knife, food flipper and bottle opener—has just been launched. Myron competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996, where he took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs, and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world. He’s won over 200 grand championships resulting in over 1,800 total trophies, 30 state championships, 8 Team of the Year awards, and 11 national championships. Myron’s team has taken three first place whole hogs at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbeque Competition; has been the Grand Champion at the World Championship in Memphis three times: 2001, 2004 and 2007; and, has also taken first place in the Whole Hog category at the World Championship in: 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. And, his team is the only team to win Grand Championships in Memphis in May, Kansas City BBQ Society, and Florida BBQ Association in the same year. In 2013, he was inducted into the Barbecue Hall Fame in Kansas City.
Taking the lead from his father, “the winningest man in barbecue,” Michael Mixon started his career in barbecue at an early age. He currently runs his own team, Jack’s New South, as well as working alongside side Myron Mixon with the Jack’s Old South barbecue team. Michael is the host of “BBQ Rig Race” on Food Network. He was also the co-host of Destination America’s “BBQ Rules” and “BBQ Pitmasters: Father vs. Son,” and has appeared on several other food television shows.
Michael Mixon is the youngest son to Barbeque legend Myron Mixon and the youngest professionally ranked Barbecue Pitmaster in the world. Michael began his journey into barbecue in 1996 while traveling alongside his father on the competitive circuit and working part-time for Myron's championship award winning team, Jack's Old South. In 2011, Michael was inspired, motivated and ready to make his own path in the world of BBQ and founded a new competitive team with a wink towards his father's legacy, Jack's New South. Armed with the knowledge and know-how of four generations of Mixons manning the pits before him and his father's "hammy down" equipment, Michael's team quickly garnered attention. In 2012, they became the youngest ever team to be awarded Georgia BBQ Team of the Year and ranked 26th overall out of 10,000 teams. Having proven himself, Myron quickly hired Michael back to oversee Jack's Old South and ensure its continued and legendary success.
Michael currently resides in his hometown of Unadilla, Georgia.