Myron Mixon Biography
Myron Mixon is an American famous chef and competitor on the competitive barbecue circuit. He is a four-time barbecue World Champion and appears as a judge on Destination America reality television show BBQ Pitmasters. Due to the number of accolades he has achieved during his BBQ career, he has the nickname of “the winningest man in barbecue.”
In 1996, he started in competitive at a competition in Atlanta, Georgia and won first place in whole hog and third place in the pork shoulder competition. He originally only took up competitive BBQ in order to promote his family’s BBQ sauce which his parents, Gaye and Jack, had created. His father taught him how to barbecue, and Myron named his BBQ company after him, calling it Jack’s Old South.
During the course of his career, he has won more than 180 BBQ grand championships and 1,700 BBQ trophies. In 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2016, he has been named Grand Champion at the Memphis in May World Championship on four occasions. He is also a multi-time Big Pig Jig Grand Champion, having won it most recently in 2012, his third victory in a row.
Myron has so far failed to win the Jack Daniel’s BBQ World Invitational, which he has described as the most prestigious competition in the BBQ circuit. In 2014, he was runner up, missing out on a first place by 0.1 points, and has come first in the whole hog competition there on three occasions. Myron achievements have earned him the nickname “the winningest man in barbecue.”
He premiered on TLC’s reality television show BBQ Pitmasters in its inaugural series as a contestant. The show was followed by a number of BBQ chefs to several different BBQ competitions. Series two brought a change in format, with it becoming a competition-game show, and he served one of the three judges alongside Art Smith and Warren Sapp. Series three saw the series move to the Destination America cable tv channel and a slight change in the format of the game show element. He was the only judge who remained on the show, joined by fellow BBQ chefs Aaron Franklin and Tuffy Stone.
In 2010, he signed a cookbook deal with publishers Ballantine Books. in 2011, It was published, with Paula Deen providing the foreword. In May 2012, he appeared on NBC’s The Today Show in a BBQ cookoff against Pat Martin of Tennessee restaurant Martin’s Bar-B-Que. He cooked a brisket recipe while Martin cooked “red neck tacos.”
In January 2016, he was elected mayor of his hometown of Unadilla, Georgia, and was sworn in for a four-year term.
Myron Mixon Age
He was born on May 30, 1962, in Vienna, Georgia. His birth sign is Gemini and as of 2019, he is 57 years old.
Myron Mixon Nationality
He is an American citizen
Myron Mixon Marriage
He is married to Faye Mixon.
Myron Mixon Family
Myron and her wife Faye have four children, who are David, Cory, Michael, and Kylie Mixon.
Myron Mixon Restaurants
In January 2017 he, along with business partners Joe Corey, a certified BBQ judge, and Bill McFadden opened Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Alexandria, Virginia. The restaurant features some of his famous menu items such as Jacks Peach BBQ Baked Beans, Baby Back Mac and Cheese, Dry Rubbed Wings, and many more of his favorites cooked up by head pitmaster John Bennett.
Myron Mixon Net Worth
As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars.
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