Former trucker, Ray ‘ Dr BBQ’ Lampe is one of the most famous pitmasters in the US. He’s cooked in over 300 contests, written nine cookbooks and cooked and judged on US Food Network programs such as Firemasters, Chopped, and American Grilled. In 2014 he was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame. It was around this time that he met and mentored Sam and Shauna, our very own South Wales barbecue stars, on their formative road-trip to learn about BBQ Southern-style. We are delighted to welcome him here.