Ray Lampe has been participating in BBQ cookoffs as a hobby since 1982, and in 2000 began his career as an outdoor cooking expert. Ray has written seven cookbooks and is currently working on his eighth. He’s an expert Judge on several Food Network shows and at the “World Food Championships” in Las Vegas. He’s cooked in over 300 BBQ contests and won over 300 awards. He was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014.