Melissa Cookston was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta and has become a trailblazing female BBQ Pitmastera and entrepreneur smoking the competition. Melissa is a 7-time world barbecue champion; the creator and owner of Memphis BBQ Company, with two locations and a cookbooks author, “Smokin in the Boy’s Room” and “Smokin’ Hot in the South;”
Not only is Melissa Cookston a celebrated southern Delta chef who has been recognized nationally on the news and talk shows as well as cooking shows and the Food Network. She appeared on season 4 of Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters,” Cookston is sponsored by Prairie Fresh and is a frequent contributor to Prairie Fresh communications and marketing efforts.
She is currently the star of the Netflix series The American Barbecue Showdown. Her products are top notch and so unique and original they had to be part of the shop!