Chad Ward is the co-founder and Pit Master of Whiskey Bent BBQ. Whiskey Bent BBQ is a competitive BBQ team based out of Lakeland, FL. In less than 2 years on the national BBQ circuit, Whiskey Bent BBQ is ranked in the top 60 out of 6500 teams. The team has cooked 40 contests in 9 states with 3 state championships and over 25 top 10 finishes. Whiskey Bent BBQ has also qualified for the 3 most prestigious "invitation-only" competitions on the circuit; the American Royal, Jack Daniels World Championship and "The Best of the Best".
Chad also hosts a weekly BBQ radio show on blogtalkradio.com where he talks about the competition BBQ circuit and provides tips of the trade for BBQ cooks of all levels.