Tuffy Stone, a trained French chef, television personality and accomplished pitmaster who may be considered the most successful guy on the competitive barbecue circuit over the last few years. Judge and host on the Destination America reality television show BBQ Pitmasters since 2009. Tuffy is the head pit master on the team “Cool Smoke” and co-owns four Q Barbeque restaurants in Richmond, VA. He has earned Grand Champion titles in nearly every major barbecue competition on the circuit. In 2013 Stone took home two World Champion titles, followed up in 2014 with another World Championship title, winning the American Royal Open. He took 1st Runner Up at the Houston Live Stock and Rodeo World Championship, and took 2nd place in ribs at Memphis in May. Tuffy has won back to back wins at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue, Grand Champion at 2013 Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational, and First Place in Whole Shoulder at the 2010 and won top honors 2019 Memphis in May World Championship to name a few.