Known locally for his Q Restaurants and A Sharper Palate Catering, Tuffy Stone is a Richmond marvel, but did you know he's a four-time world champion pit master?
Meet Tuffy and enjoy some food samples. Get your book signed and ask some questions before you rock and roll into barbecue season with Memorial Day weekend just around the corner.
This is also a great time to get a head start on a cool and meaningful Father's Day present. We wrap for free!
Tuffy Stone is a World Record-breaking champion pitmaster, a former Marine, a classically-trained chef, an acclaimed caterer, and an occasional reality television star. Dubbed "The Professor," Tuffy's legendary precision and obsession with the science of smoke make him one of the most influential people in barbecue. In the 13 years since he founded Cool Smoke Barbecue, the team has won hundreds of trophies including more than 40 Grand Championships and five World Grand Championships. Cool Smoke is the only team in history to have won the prestigious Jack Daniel's Barbecue World Championship back to back and the only team to have won it three times, doing so in 2013, 2015, and 2016. As a result of his success on the competition circuit and his extensive knowledge of all things barbecue, he was selected to join Destination America's show BBQ Pitmasters, in 2012. Tuffy's life is barbecue has taken him all over the world including cooking for the troops in Kuwait, and heading to Meatstock in Australia to teach his famous Cool Smoke Barbecue Class. Most recently he cooked for sold out crowds at the James Beard House, a rarity for a barbecue pitmaster.