Who We Are

The Buffalo Meatheads are a creative, outgoing and food-crazy family from the South Buffalo area in Western New York. The competition team started sometime in 2006 when a few of the uncles and dads heard of a competition held in Clarence, NY (Oinktoberfest). It was explained by the event host that it was a place for guys who liked to barbeque to come and compete against other "Backyard" cooks. A few of the guys got together and thought it might be a good idea to compete and see just how well they could do, and entered under the name 'Meatheads'. After a 2nd place finish in chicken wings, they knew they had what it took to become a competitive force in the BBQ world.

We've come a long way since that first competition. We've had numerous 1st Place finishes in a variety of categories, and 3 KCBS Reserve Grand Champions. In 2012 we won our first Grand Champion and received invitations to the American Royal and the Jack Daniels World Championship where we placed 8th Overall, showing that we are contenders on the National and World scale.

At the core of the Buffalo Meatheads team, there are some things more important than winning. First and foremost is the support and love of our family. Without it, there would be no team. Also, our reasons for grilling, smoking, cooking and eating stem from our love of people, camaraderie and fun. Most importantly, there's nothing better than seeing someone happy because of our efforts. Whether it's a sampling at a competition, or a pig roast we've put on, catering to events big and small, we love to see people smiling and happy with our efforts. This makes us truly proud to be who we are.