Ambassador of the month

David Olson

Meet The Ambassadors

Meet David Olson, Awarded Live Fire Chef, America Culinary Federation Chef Professional and social media influencer

“I grill because it’s the place where my passions are both ignited and united – the thread of connection between family, friends, and phenomenal live fire fare. From backyard barbecues to rustic campfire cookouts, quiet date nights at home with my wife, to weekend tailgating before big games with the best of buddies – the commonality is cooking over fire, cultivating a form of smoky sustenance not only for the stomach, but more importantly for the soul.” – David Olson

Try David’s recipe for Coffee and Spice-Rubbed Rack of Grilled Lamb.

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Steven Raichlen, Back to Barbecue Day

Meet Steven Raichlen, expert griller, author, TV host and official #WhyIGrill Ambassador for #BacktoBarbecue Day.…


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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