Tag Archives: Jeff Savell

Camp Brisket, 2020 edition

The eighth Camp Brisket, a joint venture between Foodways Texas and the Meat Science program of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on January 10-11, 2020 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., Australia, Norway, South Korea, Mexico, and Canada 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… Read More →

6th Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting held

Pitmasters and owner/operators from some of the leading barbecue establishments throughout Texas participated in the sixth Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting, which was held at the AgriLife Center and the Rosenthal Meat Center on Monday, December 9, 2019. About 60 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, tips about effective marketing from Rachel Cutrer, Ranch House Designs, and a beef grading and… Read More →

Texas Monthly BBQ FEST 2019

One of the benefits of conducting the Texas Monthly ‘Cue Course is to attend the BBQ FEST to visit with old and new friends in the barbecue business, see current and former students, and to eat some of the greatest food around. Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, Brogan Horton, and Jeff Savell represented the Department of Animal Science of Texas A&M University at the BBQ FEST on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Below are some photos of the great people we got to spend our day with.  

Texas Barbecue program participates in RELLIS Festival & Open House

Faculty and students involved in the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University participated in the RELLIS Festival & Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell were joined by graduate student, Brogan Horton, and undergraduates, Bailey Carwile, Luis Erazo, Ashley Fuqua, Kaylee Greiner, Jazmin Guerra, Sterling Pieniazek, Brittany Shipp, Wilsey Wendler, Grant Weston, and Haley Wilkins. These students work with ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, the first-year seminar for freshmen. The Texas Barbecue booth was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife exhibits… Read More →

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 →