Meet our Cackalacky® Brand Ambassador family!

The members of this small-but-passionate team of folks from all around the country share our love for craft food & beverage and all things Cackalacky®. They come from all walks of life – from professional restaurateurs, to championship BBQ competitors, caterers, backyard grill masters, musicians, and sportsmen & women. (You may even recognize a name, or, two from TV!)

Check out each of their bio's and follow these highly talented folks on Instagram for recipe pics, cooking tricks, restaurant menu tips, and Cackalacky® Brand discounts!

Sams Rhodes – Sam’s Smokehouse

Hollidaysbug, PA
Instagram Handle: @Sams_smokehouse

Ambassador’s note: Hey! My names Sam and my favorite food to cook is a smoked pork sandwich with slaw and Cackalcky's Secret Sauce. My favorite part about BBQing is that regardless of what your making it brings friends and family together for a fun time! Check out my Instagram, Sams_smokehouse for some awesome recipes!

Jess Ferrin
Lexington, SC
Instagram Handle: @jess_ferrin

Brian Jared – Winston Salem NC BBQ
Lewisville, NC
Instagram Handle: @winstonsalem_nc_bbq
Ambassador's note: Self taught backyard cook and food blogger. The bbq community on social media is so inviting and I love learning new tips and tricks. I have met some great friends through it as well. I love cooking for family and friends. I am excited to see where this leads me to in the future! Cheers! 


Dave White - Great White Smoke
Solsberry, IN
Instagram Handle: @greatwhitesmoke
Awards: 2019 King of the Q series winner $5000
2021 #1 Food Truck in America $5000
2021 Cackalacky BBQ Warrior Grand Champion
2022 Royal Oak Invitational
19 Grand Championships

Dan Parinello – King Of Grillin NC

Leland, NC
Instagram Handle: @kingofgrillin_nc2

Ambassador's note: I started grillin seriously in 2018 and each time I cook my passion gets stronger and stronger. My goal is to have my own food truck fleet and catering business. Cackalacky®️ sauces have been in my arsenal for years and remain my first choice. LFG!!!

Eric Holt – Eric’s Smoke Ring
Riverside, CA
Instagram Handle: @ericssmokering

Steve Billet
York Haven, PA
Instagram Handle: @stevebillet

Paul Glavanits – Original Northwest BBQ
Buckley, WA
Instagram Handle: @paulglavanits

Ryan Hodge
Ellenboro, NC
Instagram Handle: @rhodge17
Matt Krull – Meat The Cook
Louisville, KY
Instagram Handle: @meatthecook

Josh Axleband – Axelband Kitchen
Mt. Sinai, NY
Instagram Handle: @axelbandkitchen

Jason Black – Off The Griddle
Inman, SC
Instagram Handle: @jayblk1091

Ambasdador’s note: Jason is a self-taught backyard chef from South Carolina. He purchased his first smoker in 2015, his first Blackstone in 2017, and hasn’t looked back since! His favorite things to do are cooking for family and friends or spending time with his family hiking in the mountains. He also has a passion for food photography and getting that perfect shot. Jason won the Blackstone Golden Spatula in 2022 and had several of his recipes published in their cookbooks and their website.


Brian McKlindon - Smokin Male Nurse
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Instagram Handle: @smokinmalenurse

Tanner – 919 Backyard BBQ
Raleigh, NC
Instagram Handle: @919backyardbbq
Ambassador’s note: Favorite product: Sweet (Cheerwine) Sauce. Proudest culinary accomplishment was joining the Cackalacky team in 2021 and learning so much from the talented folks that are apart of it! Another accomplishment would be successful tailgates cooking food for large groups of 15-30 people most weekends in the fall.


Shane Gentry – Balcony BBQ
Indian Beach, NC
Instagram Handle: @gentry_dg 
Ambassador’s note: I’m a backyard enthusiast that loves seeing the smiling faces of my family and friends around the dinner table. I keep my Yoder 640 working hard down in Indian Beach, NC.

Casey Saunders – Gray Fox BBQ
Pittsburgh, PA
Instagram Handle: @grayfoxbbq

Damien Silver – Dame Eats This
Clayton, NC
Instagram Handle: @DameEatsThis
Karl Stickman - KS BBQ
Harrisburg, PA
Instagram Handle: @karlstickmannbbq

Tom McFarland – McFarland’s Kitchen
Phoenix, AZ
Instagram Handle: @mcfarland_kitchen

Tracy Ambrose - Loosies BBQ
Greenville, NC
Instagram Handle: @loosiesbbq

Rickie L. Moore II – Moore 2 Grill
Goldsboro, NC
Instagram Handle: @moore2grill

Justin Hall - Hall the Smoke

Jackson Springs, NC
Instagram Handle: @hallthesmoke

Smokin’ Lizzie
Cedar Grove, WI
Instagram Handle: @smokin.lizzie

Damon K - Back Porch BBQ
Florence, SC
Instagram Handle: @backporch_bbq
Ambassador’s note: Self taught cook from South Carolina. Love spending time out by the smokers and grills cooking up great food for family and friends


How To Become a Cackalacky® Brand Ambassador?
Our ambassador roster is closed for the year. However, we plan to continue to expand the team as we grow!

We carefully curate our ambassadors from around the country who we think embody our Cackalacky Brand values of “Tradition, Innovation, and Fun!” There is no formal application process. But, don't fret: if you have what it takes, we will find you!

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