BRAAI MASTERS

KUDU Safari Braai Masters are talented chefs from across the country who love to cook over an open fire. These all-star chefs are blowing the lid off the American barbecue experience and transforming how outdoor grilling enthusiasts enjoy communal cooking with friends and family.

Kevin Gillespie

Owner & Chef
Gunshow
Revival
Atlanta, Georgia

Justin Anthony

Owner & Restaurateur
True Story Brands 
Atlanta, Georgia

Jeremiah Bacon

Executive Chef & Partner
The Macintosh
Oak Steakhouse
Charleston, South Carolina

David Bancroft

Chef & Owner
Acre Restaurant
Auburn, Alabama

Jeff Bonilla

Executive Chef
Aton
San Diego, California

Bill Briand

Executive Chef
Fisher’s
Orange Beach, Alabama

Justin Brunson

Executive Chef
Brunson & Co.
Denver, Colorado

Griffin Bufkin

Propreitor
Southern Soul Barbeque
St. Simons, Georgia

Shawn Burnette

Executive Chef
HV Hospitality Group
Brooklyn, New York

John Currence

Chef & Owner
City Grocery Restaurant Group
Oxford, Mississippi

Jason Dady

Executive Chef & Owner
Jason Dady Restaurants
San Antonio, Texas

Mike Davis

Owner & Chef
Terra
West Columbia, South Carolina

Justin Devillier

Owner & Chef
La Petite Grocery
Balise
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jim Diecchio

Executive Chef
Rocksalt
Charlotte, North Carolina

Adam Evans

Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly Fields

Chef Partner
Willa Jean
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dylan Fultineer

Executive Chef
Rappahannock Restaurant
Merroir

Charlotte, North Carolina

Steve Goff

Co-Owner & Executive Chef
Brinehaus Meat & Provisions
Raleigh, North Carolina

Ryan Haigler

Executive Chef
Grand Isle Restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Kevin Johnson

Chef & Owner
The Grocery
Charleston, South Carolina

Kevin Kelly

Executive Chef
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Charleston, South Carolina

Terry Koval

Executive Chef
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Atlanta, Georgia

Jamie Lynch

Executive Chef & Partner
5Church
Charlotte, North Carolina

Rob McDaniel

Executive Chef
Springhouse
Alexander City, Alabama

Mike Moore

Owner & Chef
The Blind Pig Supper Club
Asheville, North Carolina

Keira Moritz

Owner Operator
Steel Magnolias Restaurant
Birdie’s Market & Catering
Valdosta, Georgia

Kevin Nashan

Chef & Owner
Sidney Street Café
The Peacemaker
St. Louis, Missouri

Rob Nelson

Owner & Executive Chef
Tusker & Trotter American Brasserie
Bentonville, Arkansas

Erik Niel

Chef
Easy Bistro
Main Street Meats
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hugo Ortega

Owner & Executive Chef
H Town Restaurant Group
Houston, Texas

Viet Pham

Chef & Owner
Forage
Pretty Bird
Salt Lake City, Utah

Josh Quick

Chef & Owner
Odette
Florence, Alabama

David Rabin

Executive Chef
Brine
Fairfax, Virginia

Bryan Rackley

Partner & Raw Bar Manager
Kimball House
Decatur, Georgia

Harrison Sapp

Co-Owner & Pitmaster
Southern Soul Barbeque
St. Simons, Georgia

Michael Smith

Chef & Owner
The Inn at Bay Fortune
Prince Edward Island, Canadian Province

Dale Talde

Chef & Owner
TALDE
New York, New York

John Tesar

Chef, Partner & Restaurateur
Knife at the Highland Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Tim Underwood

Corporate Chef
Stewbos Restaurant Group
Albany, Georgia

Havird Usry

Chef & Owner
Fat Man’s Mill Café
Augusta, Georgia

Chad White

Chef & Owner

Zona Blanca Ceviche
Spokane, Washington

Craft Pizza Company
San Diego, California

La Justina
Tijuana, Baja California

Justin Wolfe

Owner
The Early Bird, Wolfe of Wortley and Los Lobos
London, Ontario

Nathanial Zimet

Chef & Owner
Boucherie
Bourrée at Boucherie
New Orleans, Louisiana

Chad White

Chef & Owner

Zona Blanca Ceviche
Spokane, Washington

Craft Pizza Company
San Diego, California

La Justina
Tijuana, Baja California

Claudette Wilkins

R&D Chef
Rise & Shine Restaurant Group
San Diego, California