Texas Pepper Jelly Competition Cooking Team

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Team name: Texas Pepper Jelly

Chief/Head Cook: Craig Sharry

BBQ Style/Region: Texas BBQ

Bio:

In late 2005 Craig Sharry founded Texas Pepper Jelly. His desire was twofold. First he wanted to create a product that would one day be a thriving business venture as well take the idea of jelly beyond the realm of a breakfast food. To achieve this goal he decided to target competition bbq cooks with his idea. He told people then the same thing he is telling them today. Think of jelly as another spice in your cooking arsenal. It worked. Texas Pepper Jelly has a loyal following among bbq competitors and continues to grow each year.

During his visits with competition cooks it became quite obvious that if he were to become a competitor himself then it would help him to understand his customers. So in 2006 he purchased a bbq pit and hit the Texas competition bbq circuit. Since 2006 Craig has cooked on a variety of pits. This has led to a lot of exposure on different types of bbq pits. Currently Craig cooks on a Jambo by Jamie Geer. Craig has currently competed in over 200 sanctioned bbq competitions. These competitions include such national events as the Jack Daniels invitational as well as the American Royal, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the San Antonio Rodeo.

Craig has multiple Grand Championship wins and Reserve Grand Champion wins. His wins usually happen at the larger events with over 100 teams competing. He was the winner of the San Antonio Rodeo in 2009 and 2010. This event is the 3rd largest sanctioned cookoff in the United States. He came out on top beating 225 teams in 2009 and 242 teams in 2010. He built on those wins and in 2011 won the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo by placing 1st in brisket and Grand Champion overall beating out 408 teams. Brisket is Craig's specialty without a doubt followed closely by chicken and ribs.

Craig continues to cook 30 to 35 competitions per year while continuing his work with Texas Pepper Jelly. In 2010 Craig brought a new product to the market called Texas Rib Candy. This unique sweet and spicy rib glaze has proven to be a winner many times over for a lot of cooks. The product is so unique Craig was able to trademark the name Rib Candy to help protect his product.

In 2013 Craig released his competition bbq sauce. Named after himself you can purchase Craig's BBQ Sauce from his website.

Team Texas Pepper Jelly Competition Wins and Achievements:

Date Event Teams Chckn Ribs Brskt Overall
2015 Quinlan 54 1 9 1 GC
2015 TGCBCA Invitational 61 6 7 4 GC
2015 Edgewood 29 1 4 RGC
2015 Kids Camp 34 1 1 4 RGC
2015 ArkLaTex / Shreveport 34 3 1 2 GC
2015 Haslet 26 1 5 6 RGC
2015 TTHA / San Antonio 82 3 2 GC
2015 Good Pull / Kurten 36 6 2 5 RGC
2015 Robstown NCJLFR 51 2 1 2 GC
2014 East Montgomery County Fair 100 1 5 4 GC
2014 Comal County Sherrifs Posse 21 7 1 2 GC
2014 Dam Lakefest Sommerville 65 3 5 RGC
2014 Waller Mudfest 42 2 3 RGC
2014 Make A Wish BBQ Cookoff 19 3 1 RGC
2014 TGCBCA Invitational 44 1 1 2 GC
2014 Texas Bass Classic 16 2 3 3 GC
2014 Neal's Lodges 46 9 1 3 GC
2014 Rosenberg Masonic BBQ 90 6 1 GC
2014 Marksville 42 3 2 3 GC
2014 Mercedes 162 1 2 7 RGC
2014 Helotes W3 BBQ Cookoff 150 5 6 GC
12/21/2013 Bert Ogden Chevy 63 1 3 10 GC
10/26/2013 Midway 32 1 4 1 GC
10/12/2013 Napa Auto 41 6 2 5 GC
9/7/2013 East Montgomery County Fair 101 6 2 2 GC
8/23/2013 Down and Derby 24 9 2 3 RGC
8/3/2013 40 & 8 American Legion 28 8 2 2 GC
7/20/2013 Lake Somerville 40 6 4 2 GC
6/7/2013 Columbus 41 3 3 3 RGC
4/20/2013 Shreveport / Dixie 32 5 3 1 GC
1/26/2013 San Antonio Rodeo 302 4 5 RGC
11/10/2012 Diamonds & Dollars 35 2 1 6 GC
9/15/2012 Bubba Can Cook 60 F 1 2 GC
8/4/2012 40 & 8 BBQ Cookoff 23 2 3 7 RGC
5/5/2012 Kids Camp 35 4 6 1 GC
4/14/2012 Sour Lake 27 1 3 RGC
2/4/2012 Humble Rodeo 108 2 2 GC
1/6/2012 New Caney Ag Booster 15 3 9 1 RGC
11/12/2011 Jimmy Wells Memorial 19 2 5 5 RGC
2/26/2011 Houston Rodeo BBQ Cookoff 408 1 GC
10/23/2010 Meet Me In Bulverde 32 1 2 RGC
6/19/2010 Penelope VFD 37 2 5 4 GC
5/1/2010 Champion Kid's Camp 34 1 2 1 GC
3/20/2010 West VFW 98 5 1 2 GC
1/29/2010 San Antonio Rodeo 241 5 2 GC
1/16/2010 Hold'em and Hit'em 122 2 3 GC
11/21/2009 Harps 21 1 6 1 GC
1/31/2009 San Antonio Rodeo 225 7 3 4 GC
8/2/2008 40 & 8 Willis 32 6 1 6 RGC
3/13/2007 North Harris College 51 1 5 GC
3/10/2007 Bryan VFW 4692 29 1 3 3 RGC
11/11/2006 Diamonds & Dollars 23 3 1 RGC
9/26/2006 Katy Elks Lodge 21 4 2 RGC

Legend: GC=Grand Champion RGC=Reserve Grand Champion Numbers under Brisket Ribs and Chicken are the places that were achieved on that day.

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