Pitmasters from Home Team BBQ Selected to Participate in the 2014 Meatopia UK Food Festival

Charleston, SC–-July 23, 2014–-Pitmasters Aaron Siegel, Taylor Garrigan and Madison Ruckel of Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ have been invited to participate in the 2014 Meatopia UK Food Festival which takes place from September 6-7, 2014. The London-based food festival started by food writer and journalist Josh Ozersky, celebrates meat-centric dishes and sustainable farming. The team from Home Team BBQ is one of a few US teams selected to participate in the event along with 20 top pitmasters worldwide, including the UK, Singapore, and Brazil. This is the first time Home Team BBQ has been invited to an international barbeque festival.      


“This is a pretty big deal for Home Team BBQ and will certainly be one of the highlights of our cooking careers,” stated Siegel, owner and pitmaster of Home Team BBQ. “We look forward to joining this prestigious group and showcasing our style and food ways over in the UK this fall.”

 For more about the festival visit: http://www.meatopia.co.uk/who/.

 About Meatopia: Meatopia is a festival of meat, drink, fire and music, invented nine years ago in the USA by acclaimed food writer and journalist Josh Ozersky. The festival takes place September 6-7, 2014, and features meat-based dishes, high quality sustainably farmed meat cooked over wood or charcoal by top chefs. Meatopia UK was brought to London in 2013 by Chef Richard Turner and takes place at Tobacco Dock in East London. Twenty chefs from all over the world alongside butchers, farmers, meat aficionados, wine makers and brewers participate.

 About Home Team BBQ: Since 2006, Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ has been providing some of the most delicious southern fare and traditional barbeque dishes at their two popular restaurant locations in Charleston, SC. They also have a bustling catering operation. The company was built and directed by chefs including owner and pitmaster Aaron Siegel who is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and has worked at places like Nava in Atlanta (working under Chef Kevin Rathbun), Cache Cache in Aspen and Blossom Café in Charleston. Siegel wanted to take that knowledge and skill of classical cuisine and apply it into his love of barbeque with the Home Team BBQ brand. Awards for Home Team BBQ include being named by Esquire magazine’s Eat Like a Man series to have the “most life changing ribs”, by the DailyMeal.com as the fourth best ribs in the country, by USA Today as fourth on their list of America’s Tastiest Ribs and Southern Living magazine as number one on their “Best Rib Sticking Joints” list.