NORTH CAROLINA IS THE BARBECUE CAPITAL OF THE NATION
from Jim Early, Founder & CEO
When I founded NCBS in mid 2006, I had big dreams and goals for The Society. One goal was to promote North Carolina as “the Cradle of Cue." We have done and continue to do that. In the past seven (7) years The Society and The NCBS Historic Barbecue Trail have been featured in over one hundred (100+) major newspapers and over fifty (50+) magazines in the USA and Europe. NCBS is The Voice of Tar Heel Barbecue. We have conducted more than fifteen (15+) successful NCBS BBQ Boot Camps and NCBS Certified BBQ Judge Classes across the State. We have awarded more than fifty (50+) scholarships to our NCBS BBQ Boot Camps. I have conducted whole hog cooking classes up and down the east coast to acquaint people with the wonderful barbecue that we North Carolinians sometimes take for granted.
With the help of Web Master Markus Brisbaine we have a classic website with robust traffic. NCBS is #1 with Google. For the past seven years, we have averaged over 100,000 hits per month and 25% of these hits are “new eyes".
We are pleased to share that Google has been tracking food and drink trends across the nation and this week according to Google “North Carolina is the barbecue capital of the nation."
Our Mission Statement has always been “to preserve North Carolina’s barbecue history and culture and to secure North Carolina’s rightful place as the Barbecue Capital of the World”. This recent survey by Google takes NCBS to our goal to be THE BARBECUE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
For all of our members, sponsors, friends, food writers, Webmaster, Board Members, Officers, Staff and those who appreciate NC BBQ and had a part in reaching this goal---THANK YOU!
Founder & CEO NCBS