Tag Archives: Jeff Savell

Barbecue Summer Camp, 2019 edition

The Barbecue Summer Camp, co-hosted by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Program of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th, 2019. The camp is coordinated by meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and activities were held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and O.D. Butler Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Complex. This was the tenth Barbecue Summer Camp with the first one held in 2011, and two of them held in 2016. Introductions to… Read More →

Camp Brisket, 2019 edition

The seventh 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 4-5, 2019 at the Rosenthal Meat Center and the Beef Cattle Center at the O.D. Butler Animal Science Complex. About 70 participants from around the U.S., United Kingdom, and New Zealand embarked on a journey to learn more about the ultimate challenge preparing that most difficult dish of Texas Barbecue cuisine, the brisket. This year’s Camp Brisket was coordinated by Texas A&M University meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray… Read More →

Fifth Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting held

Owners/operators and pitmasters from some of the leading barbecue restaurants throughout Texas participated in the fifth Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting, which was held at the AgriLife Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center on Monday, December 10, 2018. About 50 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, Texas A&M University, key learnings from his years as Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor by Daniel Vaughn, and a… Read More →

Aggies participate in The Woodlands BBQ Festival, October 7, 2018

The Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University was well represented at this year’s The Woodlands BBQ Festival, held on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Faculty members, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, graduate students, Eric Hamilton, Brogan Horton, Julia Rauschuber, and Chandler Steele, and undergraduate students, Bailey Allison, Wade Baty, Carsyn Burney, Bailey Carwile, Sarah Crum, Jazmin Guerra, Devon King, Kenzie Lackey, and Katie Price were there to talk to the pitmasters at the event, to answer questions from the participants about barbecue, and to eat great… Read More →

Texas Barbecue program showcased at College of Agriculture Development Council dinner

Faculty and students involved with the Texas A&M University Texas Barbecue program participated in the College of Agriculture Development Council‘s dinner held at The Gardens on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Demonstrations of the cuts of beef and pork used for barbecue were on display, and samples of the famous Texas Aggie Prime Rib prepared at the Rosenthal Meat Center was served to the participants. There were lots of questions asked about how to cook the best barbecue! Members of the Texas Barbecue program who helped were faculty, Davey… Read More →

Students provide key leadership for ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue

Since the beginning of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue in 2009, graduate and undergraduate students have provided outstanding leadership to help Ray Riley and me teach this class. We have enjoyed working with these students and watching them progress on their journeys through Texas A&M University. The Texas Barbecue teaching assistants help with the weekly set up of the kettles, smokers, and/or pits, with cooking/smoking/serving meat, and with clean-up and put-away of equipment and utensils. There is a lot of work that goes into preparing each week’s activity, and having… Read More →

Anderson, Vaughn highlight Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting, December 10, 2018

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 10, 2018. This meeting will be hosted by the Meat Science program of the Department of Animal Science and will be held in The AgriLife Center, and the Rosenthal Meat Center. “This is the fifth year for the Town Hall meeting. We have had great turnouts at our previous meetings, and we look forward to hosting this event again this year,” according… Read More →

Barbecue Summer Camp, 2018 edition

The Barbecue Summer Camp, co-hosted by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Section of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th, 2018. The camp is coordinated by meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and activities were held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and O.D. Butler Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Complex. This was the ninth Barbecue Summer Camp with the first one held in 2011. Pre-camp dinner at Kreuz Market, Bryan On Thursday night,… Read More →

Aggies participate in sixth Houston BBQ Festival

A large group of Aggies participated in the 6th Houston BBQ Festival, which was held in the Humble Civic Center Arena in Humble, Texas on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Those in attendance from Texas A&M University were faculty Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and students Carsyn Burney, Eric Hamilton, Brogan Horton, Steven Mancillas, Sandy Martinez, Courtlyn Ranly, Kelley Ranly, Libby Schneider, and Menzi Spiller. We enjoy going to the festival each year to talk to folks about Texas Barbecue and to see so many of the pitmasters… Read More →

Aggies participate in second annual The Woodlands BBQ Festival

The Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University was honored to be asked once again to participate in The Woodlands BBQ Festival on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Faculty members Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell along with grad students, Spencer Tindel, Micki Gooch, Marc Vogelsang, and Chandler Steele, and undergrad students, Libby Schneider, Ty Robertson, Alec Lucas, Devon King, Kenzie Lackey, and Sandy Martinez traveled to the festival to make new and renew old acquaintances with the folks in the Texas barbecue business, and to visit and… Read More →