Get to know Marcus Bawdon: The BBQ Whisperer

Company: LOFA

If you're a fan of the smoky, char-grilled goodness of barbecue, then you have most likely heard of Marcus Bawdon. Known as the "BBQ Whisperer," Marcus has made a name for himself within the BBQ fraternity as an experienced chef, author, and consultant editor of BBQ Magazine.

Growing up in a large family, Marcus developed a love for simple, honest food cooked over embers and flames. His love for barbecue led him on an expansive journey to try different flavours across cultures all around the world. He's been crowned King of Meatopia, the UK's largest BBQ event, and hosts his website, Country Woodsmoke, which is packed with recipes, videos, and everything you need to know about barbecuing. Marcus also runs a UK BBQ School, teaching everyone from beginners to chefs’ new skills. Additionally, he is a judge at Grillstock, Qfest & Pengrille events.

Marcus will be with us for the all three days of the event and will be taking on a variety of roles, including judging the Best BBQ Award, conducting interviews with exhibitors in our Loving Outdoor Living Zone, and giving a BBQ masterclass. The lucky winners of the Best BBQ Award can look forward to not only receiving free marketing within an upcoming issue of BBQ magazine but also having their own signed copy of Marcus's new book, which features outdoor-cooked dishes from acclaimed author Marcus himself!

Marcus's passion for outdoor cooking doesn't stop with his work and hails from his love of creating simple, delicious food over live fire. Marcus's philosophy highlights how that pleasure has been a long-standing practice across different cultures around the world and brings people together over the love for the same thing. His approach is to spread that passion and knowledge through his classes teaching everybody from beginners to chefs alike. His teachings leave his pupils with a deeper appreciation of BBQ and the shared joy of cooking and eating.

SOLEX 2023 is a fantastic opportunity to meet Marcus, enjoy his cooking, and learn more about the world of BBQ. Don't miss out on the chance to enhance your outdoor cooking experience with tips from one of the best in the business!

Be sure to register today to attend SOLEX 2023; it's an experience you won't want to miss.

Monday 10 July – Wednesday 12 July
HALL 5. NEC, Birmingham

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