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Camp Brisket, 2017 edition

The fifth Camp Brisket, a joint venture between Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on January 6-7, 2017 at the Rosenthal Meat Center and the Beef Cattle Center at the O.D. Butler Animal Science Complex. About 60 participants from around the U.S. embarked on a journey to learn more about the ultimate challenge preparing that most difficult dish of Texas Barbecue cuisine, the brisket. Camp Brisket was coordinated by Texas A&M University meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and who were… Read More →

Third Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting held

Owners/operators and pitmasters from some of the leading barbecue restaurants throughout Texas participated in the third Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting, which was held at the Kleberg Animal and Food Science Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center on Monday, December 12, 2016. About 45 people were in attendance, and participants received updates on livestock and meat markets for beef, pork, chicken, and turkey by David Anderson, professor and extension economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, food safety overview for restaurants by Kerri Gehring, associate professor in the Department of… Read More →

Aggies participate in TMBBQ FEST 2016

Faculty and students of the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University participated in the TMBBQ FEST 2016 held at the Long Center in Austin, Texas on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Texas A&M University is a sponsor of the TMBBQ FEST 2016, making it the sixth year for our participation in this event. Faculty members Davey Griffin, Jeff Savell, and John Chivvis were joined by graduate students Adam Murray, Katy Jo Nickelson, and Spencer Tindel, and undergraduate students Carley Armstrong, Madalynn Kainer, Kadden Kothmann, Kenzie Lackey, Kathleen Meredith,… Read More →

Texas A&M University a sponsor at TMBBQ FEST 2016

For the sixth year in a row, Texas A&M University will be one of the sponsors of the TMBBQ FEST 2016 on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Faculty and students will be in attendance at the festival meeting and greeting people who are interested in knowing more about the art and science of barbecue. The event also will give us a chance to visit with the pit masters who be sharing the wonderful food they will be preparing for the large group of participants. Here are some photos from… Read More →

Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting, Monday, December 12, 2016

The Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting, a one-day event dedicated to those involved in the commercial barbecue business, will be held at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas on Monday, December 12, 2016. This meeting will be hosted by the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science and will be held in the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting. We have had great turnouts at our previous meetings, and we look forward to hosting this event… Read More →

Second Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting held

Owners/operators and pitmasters from throughout Texas participated in the second Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting, which was held on Monday, December 14, 2015 in the Kleberg Animal and Food Science Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center. About 40 people were in attendance, and participants received updates on livestock and meat prices by Dr. David Anderson, quality and safety of sauces by Dr. Al Wagner, beef carcass grading by Dr. Davey Griffin, and beef cut-out yields and values by Griffin and Dr. Jeff Savell. The meeting was sponsored by… Read More →

Aggies participate in TMBBQ FEST 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Texas A&M University was one of the sponsors of the TMBBQ Fest 2015, and Texas Barbecue faculty and students were in attendance at the festival on Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Austin. The Texas A&M University team included Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Jeff Savell, Jennifer Willis, Taylor Rowland, Julia Rauschuber, Marc Vogelsang, and John Chivvis. Jennifer, Taylor, Julia, and Marc are part of our Jazzy Juniors and Snazzy Seniors who have taken ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue as freshmen and who now… Read More →

Aggies participate in TMBBQ FEST 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Texas A&M University was one of the sponsors of the TMBBQ Fest, and Texas Barbecue faculty and students were in attendance at the festival on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in Austin. The Texas A&M University team included Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Jeff Savell, Blythe Schultz, Kaitlyn Porter, Hillary Henderson, Michael Berto, and John Chivvis. Our booth has been dubbed the Barbecue Genius Counter, mimicking the Apple Genius Bar concept where people can get their questions answered. But we find our group… Read More →

Aggies participate in Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, 2013 edition

For the third year in a row, Texas A&M University and its BBQ Genius Counter participated in the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival in Austin. Faculty and students from the Department of Animal Science, Jeff Savell, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Clay Eastwood, Chloe Geye, Kaitlyn Porter, and Michael Berto, were at the festival working at the Texas A&M University booth, visiting pitmasters, giving tips to backyard barbecue enthusiasts, and sampling great barbecue from the top places around the state. Thanks to John Chivvis for preparing and setting up the… Read More →