Ambassador of the month

Christie Vanover

Meet The Ambassadors

Meet Christie Vanover, Owner and Operator of Girls Can Grill

“My motto is ‘Anything that can be cooked in the kitchen can be cooked on a grill.’ I grill year round, because I love being outdoors and soaking up the fresh air. Grilling also allows me to manipulate the fire to impart smoke and flavor as an added ingredient to any recipe.” – Christie Vanover

Try Christie’s recipe for Smoked Pot Roast.


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Steven Raichlen, Back to Barbecue Day

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Brad Prose

Brad Prose is a professional recipe developer, food writer and culinary photographer. He is the founder and force behind Chiles and Smoke, a website dedicated to inspiring readers to use new flavor combinations, techniques and ingredients when grilling or smoking. His combined passion for fine dining and BBQ shines through his presentations and cooking style.

Who is HPBA?

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), represents and provides professional member services and industry support, for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms, and allied associates for all types of fireplace, stove, heater, barbecue and outdoor living appliances and accessories. Learn More

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