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Meet The BBQ Stars: Kent Rollins

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Kent Rollins

Join Kent Rollins for his “Tips from the Chuck Wagon: Live Fire and Cast Iron Cooking” series of BBQ Stars videos and recipes.

“Meat” Kent Rollins, one of the 12 pitmasters and chefs featured in BBQ Stars, a premium collection of step-by-step video tutorials and recipes available exclusively to our Pitmaster Club members. Join now by clicking here.

Kent is a cowboy, a cook, a storyteller, and a humorist. Just don’t call him a chef, because “you can’t get full-on fancy!” He’s a cookbook author, chuckwagon cooking teacher, and television personality. Kent also shares recipes, cooking tips, and stories about the cowboy way of life on both YouTube and Instagram.

Here’s a bit more about Kent and his BBQ Stars video collection:

About Kent Rollins’ Pitmaster Academy Collection

Kent’s BBQ Stars recipes and corresponding videos include:

Kent Rollins BBQ Stars menu card

Even More About Kent Rollins

Kent was born and raised along the banks of the Red River near Hollis, Oklahoma. Growing up, and throughout his adulthood, Kent helped his father manage cow/calf operations in the area while also taking care of their own herd.

At the beginning of Kent’s cooking career, he spent time with his uncle guiding and feeding hunters deep in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico. From there he bought a chuck wagon in 1993 and began cooking for ranches and soon expanded into catering. Because of Kent’s growing popularity and his preservation of a historic way of life, the governor of Oklahoma proclaimed Kent the “Official Chuck Wagon of Oklahoma” in 1996.

Kent has since made numerous television appearances including the Food Network’s highly rated shows, Throwdown! with Bobby Flay, where he beat Flay with his chicken fried steak, Chopped Grill Masters, Chopped Redemption and Cutthroat Kitchen champion He also holds an undefeated record on NBC’s Food Fighters and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

Along with slinging hash, Kent has also become pretty good at slinging bull. Kent travels the country to Western heritage festivals to tell his tales. Kent’s talent has earned him the Best Cowboy Humorist and Storyteller of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.

Kent’s ability to not only cook but to transport folks to another time through vivid stories of cow camps and cowboy life is yet another way that he is a truly unique character.

Kent and his wife, Shannon, continue to travel the country feeding hungry folks and those intrigued by their distinct and historic way of life. However, more importantly, Kent carries on the legacy of cooking for cowboys on ranches during spring and fall gatherings, a rare tradition few follow.

In addition to being an award-winning cowboy cook, Kent also has a variety of products and BBQ resources available including:

Kent and Shannon released their first cookbook, A Taste of Cowboy, in April 2015. It became the #2 best-selling book on Amazon and is listed in the “Top 100 Cookbooks To Own in a Lifetime.”

Kent also sells several products on his website, including his additional books, a variety of food items, and cooking accessories. Click here to shop his amazing collection.

You can learn even more about Kent by visiting his website here, and you can follow him on the following social media platforms:

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Published On: 5/8/2024

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