About Pitmaster Bryan

Born and raised in Orlando, FL. Graduated with a degree in Information Systems Audit and Control from Bentley University in 2010. After working in finance for the largest casual dining chain for 5 years Bryan followed his dreams and started working in the BBQ industry. Today he is the Head Pitmaster for Sonny's BBQ working on menu development, operations Standards, Pitmaster Certification Program, and competing in BBQ competitions on the weekends. Bryan and his competition teammates have won numerous awards.

Awards

  • Grand Champion

    • Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Fesival – 2017
    • Lake City Smokin PigFest BBQ – 2016
    • Baddest BBQ on the Bone – 2016
    • Fitzgerald BBQ Fest – 2016
    • Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • 3 Rivers BBQ Fest – 2016
    • Smoke On The Water (Thomaston) – 2016
    • Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • FBA Fun Cook – 2013
    • Downtown Orlando BBQ Cookoff – 2013
  • Reserve Grand Champion

    • Giant DC BBQ Battle – 2016
    • Central FL BBQ Blowout – 2016
    • Barnesville BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • Fire Ant Restival – 2016
    • Ribs on the Ridge – 2016
    • Baddest BBQ On The Bone – 2015
    • Smoked On The Suwannee – 2015
  • Overall

    • 6th Place, Eagle Lake BBQ Festival – 2016
    • 3rd Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2016
    • 3rd Place, Kowtown BBQ Festival – 2015
    • 5th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2015
    • 7th Place, Smokin Pig BBQ – 2015
    • 8th Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2015
    • 6th Place, Smoke On The Water – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2014
    • 6th Place, Plains Trains & BBQ – 2014
    • 8th Place, Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo – 2014
    • 10th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2014
    • 10th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2014
  • People's Choice

    • Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Festival – 2017
    • Lake City Smokin PigFest BBQ – 2016
    • Smoke On The Water (Thomaston) – 2016
    • Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • Florida Outdoor Festival – 2015
    • Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2014
    • Florida Outdoor Festival – 2014
    • Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2013
    • BBQ and Blues – 2013
    • Downtown Orlando BBQ Cookoff – 2013
  • Chicken

    • 10th Place, Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Festival – 2017
    • 4th Place, Winter Hoven Smoke on the Water – 2017
    • 3rd Place, Lake City Smokin PigFest BBQ – 2016
    • 2nd Place, Central FL BBQ Blowout – 2016
    • 2nd Place, Barnesville BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • 5th Place, Ribs on the Ridge – 2016
    • 1st Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2016
    • 1st Place, Kowtown BBQ Festival – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Smoke On The Water – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Pigz In Z’Hills – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Smokin On The Suwannee – 2015
    • 6th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2015
    • 10th Place, Smokin Pig BBQ – 2015
    • 3rd Place, FBA Fun Cook – 2014
    • 10th Place, Smokin On The Suwannee – 2014
    • 2nd Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2013
    • 4th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2013
  • Ribs

    • 2nd Place, Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Fesival – 2017
    • 3rd Place, Lake City Smokin PigFest BBQ – 2016
    • 10th Place, Perry Southern Pines Blues & BBQ – 2016
    • 1st Place Ribs, 3 Rivers BBQ Fest – 2016
    • 8th Place, Barnesville BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • 2nd Place, Smoke On The Water (Thomaston) – 2016
    • 4th Place, Fire Ant Festival – 2016
    • 6th Place, Eagle Lake BBQ Festival – 2016
    • 1st Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • 1st Place, Pigz In Z’Hills – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Smokin Pig BBQ – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Kowtown BBQ Festival – 2015
    • 5th Place, Smokin On The Suwannee – 2015
    • 7th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Planes Trains & BBQ – 2014
    • 5th Place, Smoke On The Water – 2014
    • 8th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2014
    • 9th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2014
    • 10th Place, Cowboys Pig Out – 2014
    • 6th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2013
  • Pork

    • 6th Place, Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Fesival – 2017
    • 2nd Place, Winter Hoven Smoke on the Water – 2017
    • 8th Place, Perry Southern Pines Blues & BBQ – 2016
    • 1st Place Pork, Central FL BBQ Blowout – 2016
    • 2nd Place Pork, 3 Rivers BBQ Fest – 2016
    • 5th Place, Barnesville BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • 2nd Place, Smoke On The Water (Thomaston) – 2016
    • 8th Place, Fire Ant Festival – 2016
    • 6th Place, Eagle Lake BBQ Festival – 2016
    • 2nd Place, Ribs on the Ridge – 2016
    • 1st Place (Perfect Score), Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Kowtown BBQ Festival – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Smoke On The Water – 2015
    • 7th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2015
    • 1st Place (Perfect Score), Florida Outdoor Festival – 2014
    • 1st Place, Banjos, Bikes & BBQ – 2014
    • 1st Place, Plains Trains & BBQ – 2014
    • 1st Place, Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo – 2014
    • 3rd Place, Sams Club – 2014
    • 5th Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2014
    • 6th Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2014
    • 10th Place, Cowboys Pig Out – 2014
    • 1st Place, Downtown Orlando BBQ Cookoff – 2013
    • 4th Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2013
    • 6th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2013
  • Brisket

    • 10th Place, Apopka Old Florida Outdoor Fesival – 2017
    • 4th Place, Winter Hoven Smoke on the Water – 2017
    • 7th Place, Lake City Smokin PigFest BBQ – 2016
    • 3rd Place, Central FL BBQ Blowout – 2016
    • 1st Place, Barnesville BBQ and Blues – 2016
    • 6thPlace, Smoke On The Water (Thomaston) – 2016
    • 3rd Place, Fire Ant Festival – 2016
    • 3rd Place, Ribs on the Ridge – 2016
    • 4th Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2016
    • 15th Place, The American Royal – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Baddest On The Bone – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Praise The Lard – 2015
    • 3rd Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015
    • 2nd Place, Baddest BBQ On The Bone – 2015
    • 7th Place, Smoke On The Water – 2015
    • 8th Place, Smokin On The Suwannee – 2015
    • 1st Place, Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2014
    • 3rd Place, Florida Outdoor Festival – 2014
    • 8th Place, Planes Trains & BBQ – 2014
    • 9th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2014
    • 4th Place, Smokin Pig BBQ – 2013
    • 10th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2013
    • 6th Place, BBQ and Blues – 2012
  • Pork Loin

    • 7th Place, 3 Rivers BBQ Fest – 2016
    • 4th Place, Fire Ant Festival – 2016
  • Other

    • 2016 National Lamb Champion – Washinton, DC
    • 2016 SCA Steak Cookoff, 8th place – Apopka, FL
    • 2016 NBBQA Dream Team Participant – Jacksonville, FL
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