Chapter Lead - British Columbia

Darrel Seskin
Hi All, I am Darrel Seskin and my team is Braai-Q, Braai-Q is a Canadian BBQ team made up of ex South Africans, "Braai" is a South African term for BBQ. While we have been cooking for many years both in South Africa and in Canada, we began competing in 2015 with calls in Brisket, Ribs, Butt, burgers and black box, I completed my PNWBA judges certified last year. Braai-Q also offers catering to those interested. I absolutely love smoking and sharing what I have learnt with others bringing us all closer. Give me a shout as I would love to chat to you or assist in any way I can

Chapter Lead - Alberta

Kris Valckx
My name is Kris "Big Daddy" Valckx, and I'm the Pitmaster for Calgary-based Rocky Mountain Smokers. We've been competing for 9 years, with multiple Grand Champions and Reserve Grand Champions, and in 2017 were one of three teams drawn to represent Canada at the Jack where we finished with a 12th place brisket. I run Pitmaster classes in Alberta, and I'm also a member of the BBQ on the Bow Society, which runs one of Canada's oldest BBQ competitions entering year 26 in 2018. When I'm not busy with BBQ, I get to play with airplanes all day working with the WestJet Tech Ops team. Recently, I've been elected to the role of President of CBBQS which is a great honor. I'm looking forward to working with everybody to improve the state of BBQ in Canada and provide improved value to our members. It won't be easy, but thankfully I have a great group of folks to help.

Chapter Lead - Saskatchewan

Scott Chomos
Scott Chomos is the pit master of Arrowhead North BBQ, a family based BBQ team that just completed their 4th year on the competition circuit. 2016 was by far and away our most successful year, highlighted by our trip to the Jack and American Royal (and of course winning the 2016 CBBQS Canadian Team of the Year.) Attending these major U.S. events was an incredible eye opener, from the passion and skill of the pit masters, the quality of their BBQ, the interest from the public and the camaraderie amongst the teams. All of these things make me excited about continuing to build the sport of competition BBQ in the Great White North.

Chapter Lead - Manitoba

Jason Dornbush

Chapter Lead - Southern Ontario

Marc LeBlanc
BBQ for me is a way of life. I got involved in competition BBQ back in 2011 at a small amateur event in Listowell, Ontario. Our team came 2nd out of 2 teams. Regardless, the fun we had, the people we met, the things we learned we were hooked. A few years and many contests later my passion for BBQ grows more each day. I love competing in BBQ, having my family involved with me, I love the people I've met and continue to meet. I love cooking BBQ, talking about BBQ and how BBQ brings communities together. BBQ in our region is growing and I'm happy to be a part of helping it grow! If <i>anyone</i> - general public, event organizer, fellow competitor, a BBQ judge - ever wants to chat BBQ just reach out, I'd love to have a chat!

Chapter Lead - Eastern Ontario

John Thomson
I've been a competitor since 2010 and I have been a part of the Canadian BBQ Society since Day One. I am also an Organizer and a Certified BBQ Judge. I teach private BBQ Clinics in Ottawa and as part of my association with, I teach Competition BBQ Classes in Eastern Canada. You could say that BBQ sauce runs in my blood. As a Canadian BBQer, I am incredibly passionate about our hobby and it's presence in Canada. Now in our 4th year in operation, The Canadian BBQ Society is bigger than ever and as a member of the Board of Directors, I am very proud to serve the Members any way I can.

Chapter Lead - Quebec

Jocelyn Martel

Standing Members

Rob Reinhardt
Vice President
I am Rob Reinhardt and my team is Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ I've been cooking 'Que since 2002 and competing since 2008. We have had a pretty good run, with 13 GC's and multiple calls at the Jack and Royal. I organize Saskatchewan's biggest comp, Toontown Smokedown, and serve on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association. My wife and I run a BBQ catering and concession business, and even travel with our crew and rig through the Western Canadian ribfest circuit. We teach Southern-style BBQ classes, with over 10 dates this year all over Western Canada.