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Phone: (816) 221-9800
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Note: Legacy Inductees are determined by the nominating committee. These inductees do not go for vote. Nominations for legacy individuals are received on the same nomination form (noted above)
Updated in 2023:
Seven Individuals will be inducted into the 2023 BBQ Hall of Fame Class:
New in 2020: The Barbecue Hall of Fame Legacy Category honors deceased individuals whose contributions to barbecue excellence helped establish the rich barbecue tradition we enjoy today. Barbecue is a centuries-old culinary art and this category will recognize individuals whose formative influence came before the modern era of competitions and food media.
Nomination and Induction Process:
Nominations for the Legacy Category may be made by the general public and members of the Hall’s nomination committee. The nomination committee will determine the final class of Legacy Category inductees each year. No more than three (3) individuals will be inducted into the Legacy Category in any given year.
Please note, this is a different category than those who were inducted prior to 2012.
April 16, 2023 for the 2022 Hall of Fame Class.
Nominations are opened year round. Nominations received before Mid-April 2024 will be in the 2024 pool of nominations.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The Barbecue Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is held during the American Royal World Series of Barbecue®. Further details will be determined at an additional time. For more information on the ceremony and Hall of Fame events, visit BBQ HOF Events.
Current Barbecue Hall of Fame Nominating Committee members and past living Barbecue Hall of Fame inductees. Check back soon for information on the nominating committee.