The Minnesota BBQ Society is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the art of outdoor cooking. The Society does this by sponsoring and promoting various events and contests throughout communities designed to highlight the passion of great BBQ and by fostering interest in both members and nonmembers through educational opportunities and activities. Our members are at all levels of involvement in the art: Casual backyard chef to competition cooks and professionals, all sharing the same passion.
In 1997, the Society held its first successful BBQ contest and received KCBS sanctioning the following year. Informal gatherings have been held throughout the years, and in 2009 a group of BBQ enthusiasts gathered to formally organize the Minnesota Barbeque Society into a nonprofit organization. Today, the Board of Directors, Officers and Members are working to grow and shape the Society into a premier state BBQ Society to accomplish its mission.