#068: Ray Lampe’s Big Green Eggsperience at BETonBBQ

Ray Lampe “Dr. BBQ” – Big Green Egg – @DrBBQ – Del Mar, CA

Podcast recorded live at the Turf & Surf BBQ State Competition in Del Mar, California.

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Summary

“Dr. BBQ” Ray Lampe entered his first competition in 1982 and has spent the last 15 years learning different barbecue styles and competing in cookouts to hone his craft.
One of the worlds most prime professional pitmasters, Ray quit his family trucking business after 25 years to become a full-time pitmaster.
Ray is opening his first restaurant “Dr. BBQ’s” with partners Suzanne and Roger Perry to bring new American BBQ to the St. Petersburg Edge District with a dynamic full service restaurant.
As KCBS member #943 Ray shares the obstacles of growing the barbecue movement and entering competitions before the internet.
Choosing a path based on experience: How Ray has been able to adapt to the changes in barbecue.

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Dr. BBQ on Kevin’s BBQ Joints
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Big Green Egg

Santa Monica Seafood

Pepsi

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

NEXGEN Building Group
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Shareable Quotes:

“I’ve been the company spokeschef for 15 years. That’s unheard of. I basically invented the job” {3:11} – Ray Lampe
“You go through life and you come to a lot of forks in the road and you use your best judgement to make those decisions and you hope they’re a good ones.” {12:27} – Ray Lampe
“Barbecue is growing but it’s something our ancestors did. It’s fire, wood and cooking.” {22:43} – Derek Marso
“I’ve been around forever and I know the real stuff. At the end of the day, one of my many jobs is barbecue historian- I really lived all this.” {35:53} – Ray Lampe
“It’s your passion, I believe you. But you also need $100,000 and you have to work your ass off. If you don’t have those two things it doesn’t matter how much you like it.” {46:05} – Ray Lampe

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