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Thom Emery's Bio

Thom Emery is an avid member of the barbeque community, both as a contest organizer in the West and a competitor. In 2009 Thom organized the Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championships, the largest cook off in California to date, in which 59 teams participated. Thom is also a speaker and host at organizer roundtables where new and experienced contest organizers gather to refine their skills.

Thom was the President of the California Barbeque Association in 2007 and remains active in the association today. He was the founding moderator of the CBBQA Forum. Some of Thom’s notable contributions to the CBBQA are: his role as point person on the creation of the CBBQA Hall of Fame, recognizing long time members who compete, educate and serve California BBQ and his leadership of the CBBQA committee that reorganized the CBBQA Team of the Year contest from an end-of-the-year-reveal format into an open, year-long race.

Thom has competed in contests across the country for his own team as well as an advisor to others. Thom was the winner of the California State Rib Championship in Anaheim in 2008, the Grand Champion of the Palm Desert BBQ Cook Off in 2008 and the winner of the Arizona State Beef Brisket Championship in Prescott in 2009. Thom also mentors and sponsors his son Kyle Emery whose team has won numerous championships.

In 2010 Thom enjoyed hosting the 3 Eyz team on the series Pitmaster Season Two on TLC TV

Blog Posts

Stagecoach 2016




Judges entry form above


Way too many teams wanted the limited number of second row spaces 

If you have a RV you need to be on the third row 

Draw 2016 listed in post below below

Entry Fees Due In Full Feb 3 I was at the post office too early on the Feb 2 

 Check payable to Emery Services Inc

Entry fees includes, entry in all three contests, Rv Space, Power, 2 event passes,1 remote lot parking pass

A link will be supplied for contest only teams that wish to buy two additional passes priced at $300 each

1 Professional vendors stay open, don't allow drinking in the work place, continue sales all day, are there to provide a product and make a profit, have insurance, are prepared to pay sales tax.

2 At least two of our spaces will be taken by full menu bbq vendors 

3 Cup sales will likely be replaced by boat sales with a price point closer to $7 to $10 

4 The boats would contain a wider variety of items, not just protein.

5 BBC will determine the direction on the menus

6 Two wristbands are part of the contest, 4 or more will be added based on sales projections to vendors.

7 Sales are from opening until closing The picket fence will be open at…


Posted by BBQ Thom on a iPhone on October 5, 2015 at 8:00am — 9 Comments



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Kyle Emery places in the money at The First Stagecoach Music Fest Cook Off

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