BBQ Basics
Martinsburg, WV / 2021

Martinsburg, WV / 2021

Operation BBQ Relief hosted a memorable event with the Veterans Affairs in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Operation BBQ Relief was honored to have had 50 veterans participate in BBQ Basics. The two day BBQ Basics course culminated in a hot meal, camaraderie, and an...

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Tacoma, WA / 2020

Tacoma, WA / 2020

Operation BBQ Relief joined forces with Wounded Warrior Project to host BBQ Basics in Tacoma, Washington. Pitmasters worked alongside veterans to teach them the BBQ Basics: the tools of the trade, the difference between hot-n-fast and low-n-slow, and how to apply...

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Los Angeles, CA / 2020

Los Angeles, CA / 2020

Operation BBQ Relief hosted BBQ Basics for Los Angeles first responders. Operation BBQ Relief served hundreds of meals to the community while amazing pitmasters taught first responders the craft of BBQ that culminated with a friendly competition. Duff Goldman even...

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San Diego, CA / 2020

San Diego, CA / 2020

Operation BBQ Relief teamed up with Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) to host BBQ Basics. Six teams from Veteran’s Village learned the processes needed to make an impact in their own communities with the healing power of BBQ. Thhe event highlighted our efforts to...

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Ft. Bragg, NC / 2019

Ft. Bragg, NC / 2019

Operation BBQ Relief hosted BBQ Basics in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world with more than 50,000 active duty personnel.  Fort Bragg is also home to the Airborne and Special Operations forces. Fourteen teams...

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Rome, ME / 2019

Rome, ME / 2019

Operation BBQ Relief hosted BBQ Basics in Rome, Maine at the Travis Mills Foundation. Founded in 2013 by retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and his wife Kelsey, the Foundation gives post 9/11 veterans injured in active duty or as a result of their...

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Kingsport, TN / 2019

Kingsport, TN / 2019

The second stop in the BBQ Basics series was in Kingsport, TN at the Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. The annual climb honors the 343 firefighters who perished at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. The BBQ Basics participants were local first responders.

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Staten Island, NY / 2019

Staten Island, NY / 2019

Operation BBQ Relief kicked off the BBQ Basics program in Staten Island, New York. Nine teams from the United States Coast Guard and the Englewood Fire Department spent the first day learning about the tools, equipment, and methods needed to make the one hot meal that...

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