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NBBQA is the only not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade association focusing on all key segments of the barbecue and grilling industry, including backyard enthusiasts, restaurants, catering, food trucks, product manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers. 


The 3rd annual Del Mar BBQ State Championship will take place on August 18-19 and we are accepting apprentice applications to volunteer to help us put on this event. 

#BETonBBQ @DelMarRacing

Email letting him know you want to #GetInvolved to help with our #BETonBBQ KCBS event. 

At Cali Comfort BBQ in the heart of Spring Valley, we barbecue all of our meats in our Ole Hickory Smokers with select cooking woods after they have been seasoned with our specialty Cali Dry Rub. Passionate about remaining true to barbecue tradition, we have developed our menus for our Low -N- Slow Cali BBQ Restaurant and Catering Events to offer only the highest quality barbecue in San Diego. 

Learn more about Shawn's restaurant and catering operations by contacting him today. 

Ask him any questions you may have about starting a bbq restaurant, hiring, checklists, operations, catering processes, digital marketing or anything else that might help you build or scale your bbq business! 


THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide.

KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests world wide. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.


San Diego's Valley Farm Market was established in 1956 by Felix and Eleanor Marso.

Learning from his grandparents' tradition of hard work and leading by example, Derek Marso is now the 3rd generation to own Valley Farm Market.

Felix and Eleanor's hard work is evident in their children Don, Donna and Jim who are dedicated to the community, as they sponsor youth sports, local charities, as well as local sheriffs and firefighters. Valley Farm Market is located in Spring Valley and famous for its USDA Prime and Choice beef from Omaha Nebraska, fresh Seafood flown in weekly from Alaska, distribution of Julian Pies, Fine wines and Micro Brew beer.

They continue to serve their local customers as well as anyone interested in stopping by for a taste of their famous meat department!

Contact Derek anytime to learn more about how he can help you with your dreams of opening your own butcher shop, specialty market, bbq business or catering company by emailing him at was the first online mentor and trusted resource that Shawn and his General Manager, Eric Olafsen used at Cali Comfort BBQ to help keep them in business during the start-up years.

As they grew their business they used the weekly profit tips, monthly Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine, Checklists, Forms and online resources to stay in business for the last ten years. 


On a Sunday in October of 2018 the Marso Walchef Youth Empowerment Foundation will host the 9th Annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival. 

If you would like to learn how to put on an amatuer bbq charity in your town and want to get hands on experience by volunteering for this event then please contact us today at!