Kicking Off Summer 2022: BBQ Tips from a Pitmaster

June 20, 2022

Justin McCabe

Regional Director of Revenue Management, Davidson Hotels

I started my career in Revenue Management with Davidson Hospitality Group in May 2000 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport, before moving to the Hilton Memphis in May 2003. In early, 2006 I left Davidson to relocate to San Diego, with my now wife, and spent time operating a variety of resort and convention properties in the San Diego market. In early 2013, I was welcomed back to Davidson as Regional Director of Revenue Management covering the western portfolio for the company.

In 2016, our family relocated back to Kansas City, where I am currently based. A year after relocating, a couple of neighbors and I decided to try and compete in sanctioned BBQ events in and around Kansas City, home to the largest BBQ organization in the world, the Kansas City Barbecue Society.  In 2018, our team, Boom Chicka Cow Cow, was born. After a week of work, sometimes traveling around the country, we will load up on Friday afternoon and drive to a random field, parking lot, arena, etc. to burn some meat. Events sanctioned by KCBS cook four proteins at every contest: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt and Brisket. Awards are given out by category, as well as the highest overall aggregate score of the four categories combined is awarded Grand Champion.