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Bio for Ray Lampe “Dr. BBQ”

Ray Lampe grew up in Chicago and after high school spent 25 years in the family trucking business. In 2000 the trucking business had run its course, and it was time for Ray to try something new. He had been participating in BBQ cookoffs as a hobby since 1982, so he decided to take a leap and turn his hobby into a career. In 2000 Ray moved to Florida and began his career as an outdoor cooking expert.

Some of the things this Barbecue Man does:

  • He’s an expert judge/host on CBS Sports “Ultimate BBQ Showdown”
  • He’s an expert judge on the Food Networks “Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri”
  • He’s featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”
  • He’s appeared as a BBQ expert on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”
  • He travels the country as the Spokeschef for The Big Green Egg grill and smoker
  • He’s been the featured Barbecue Chef at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia
  • He’s a spokesman for The National Pork Board
  • He’s the featured chef on “Fishing the Flats” on Fox Sports Network
  • He served as Executive Chef at Southern Hospitality BBQ in NY 2008-2009
  • He hosted the Cowboy Cook-offs in the Pro Bull Riders PBR Fan Zone
  • He’s cooked in over 300 BBQ contests and won over 300 awards
  • He’s served as an expert judge at all of the big BBQ events across the country

Ray has written five cookbooks and is currently working on a sixth. The first five are:

  • “The NFL Gameday Cookbook” published by Chronicle Books
  • “Ribs, Chops, Steaks, and Wings” published by Chronicle Books
  • “Dr. BBQ’s Big Time Barbecue Road Trip” Published by St. Martin’s Press
  • “Dr. BBQ’s Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook”
  • “Dr. BBQ’s Barbecue All Year Long”

Dr, BBQ has appeared on:

  • CBS
  • Food Network
  • E! News
  • HGTV
  • The NFL Network
  • The Discovery channel
  • Versus
  • CNN
  • The Howard Stern Show
  • Martha Stewart Living on Sirius
  • NASCAR Sirius Radio

Dr. BBQ has been featured in:

  • People Magazine
  • Food & Wine Magazine
  • USA Today
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Everyday with Rachel Ray
  • Chile Pepper Magazine
  • Men’s Journal Magazine
  • Maxim Magazine
  • Life Magazine
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution