There are two aspects to Barbecue B.O.I. that relate to The Kiwi Outdoor,:
1. Retail Shop in Kerikeri, Northland and a Kiwi Outdoor stockist
2. Competitive BBQ competition team sponsored with one Original Large Oven and one Nugget.
Ken is the center point for The Kiwi Outdoor and his philosophy is "Barbecue is not a Season". "BBQ is a community, a culture, a lifestyle and most importantly it is about family and friends. It is about celebrations and creating memories, it is about building on old friendships and making new ones. It is a support system like no other I have ever known, full of legendary people not only willing to be there but wanting to be there for you."
Based on this Ken is there perfect person to be part of The Kiwi Outdoor Family, Food and Fire, Family and Friends.
On 21-22 January 2023 Ken, Jamie and Nick competed in Jack Daniels Kumeu Barbecue Championship and won Grand Champion Day 1 and Day 2 plus overall Grand Champion.
The field is highly competitive but consistency of cook plus two perfect 300 points in Brisket and Pork gave them an excellent start to 2023.
The next competition is Que and Brew, Mt Smart, Auckland.
Why Sponsor Barbecue BOI?
When Brendan and Naomi (B&N) purchased the business in 2018, they were so impressed with the food cooked in the ovens they joked how great it would be if they could be part of a competition to prove it. The ovens have competed previously as the Pizza Oven on MKR 2014 but they were proving to be so much more.
When B&N met Ken, they asked him if he would be interested in testing them out in competition. At the Whangarei Show and a few cooks, plus checking in with his team mates, Barbecue BOI agreed to use them for the 2023 season.
Barbecue BOI's major win at Kumeu, the biggest competition of the year has earned them a spot in The American Royal World Series of Barbecue - dubbed The Royal - set to take place in Kansas City in the United States this October.
What an incredible opportunity for the team, a dream come true to represent NZ at the largest BBQ competition in the world with 500+ teams competing.
Check out the Northern Advocate Article published 26 January.