2013 Barbecue Camps announced

Foodways Texas and Texas A&M University Announce Dates for 2013 Barbecue Camps in College Station

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Wednesday, October 24, 2012Continuing our mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas, Foodways Texas, in partnership with the Meat Science Section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, will hold two barbecue camps in 2013.

As usual, we will hold our annual Barbecue Summer Camp on June 7-9, 2013. We will gather together in College Station at the Rosenthal Meat Center for this meat and smoke-filled weekend, where we will roll up our sleeves and learn about unique barbecue traditions, methods, and styles. Featuring award-winning meat science professors from Texas A&M, well-known pit masters, and regional barbecue authorities, the seminar will provide attendees with cooking and butchery demonstrations that will focus on the different types of meat, smoke, and spices used throughout the state and beyond. See foodwaystexas.com for information regarding past Barbecue Summer Camps and check out our Facebook page for photos from past events.

Additionally, we will add a second camp in 2013, Camp Brisket, on January 11-12. While Barbecue Summer Camp will continue to take a broad approach to barbecue cookery and culture in Texas and beyond, Camp Brisket will specifically focus on that quintessential Texas smoked meat, the humble brisket, covering topics such as the debate over which grades/types of beef to use, types of smokers, wrapping or not wrapping the brisket, and much more. Attendees at both camps will receive direction from professors in the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science Meat Science Section as well as hear from pitmasters from around the state of Texas regarding some of their basic techniques. We are still working on the program for this first Camp Brisket, so stay tuned for more information.

Tickets for both camps will go on sale to the general public on December 1. If you are a member of Foodways Texas by November 2, you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets early on November 16 at a discounted rate. We limit the amount of tickets sold to allow attendees the opportunity for hands-on experience, so expect them to sell quickly.

Tickets go on sale:

Nov 16 – Foodways Texas Members (must be member in good standing by November 2)

Dec 1   – Public

Ticket prices:

$495 – Foodways Texas Members

$550 – Public

*Cost of ticket includes all sessions, talks, and activities as well as lunch and dinner during the event. If you want to attend both camps, you must purchase a separate ticket for each.


Foodways Texas was formed in July of 2010 in College Station, Texas, by a group of restaurateurs, chefs, food writers, farmers, cattle ranchers, historians, microbrewers and scholars from across Texas who share a passion for Texas culinary history and foods. Modeled after the Southern Foodways Alliance, Foodways Texas’ mission is to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas. Foodways Texas is an affiliated institute of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas in Austin.


The Meat Science Section within the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in meat science and related areas, conducts cutting-edge research through the Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and provides award-winning education and outreach programs through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.



Marvin Bendele  |  Foodways Texas  |  512-232-8560  |  cell: 512-350-6186  |  marvin@foodwaystexas.com

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