February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Big Lee’s food truck began as a hobby for TV star and celebrated pitmaster Rashad Jones after he was inspired by his wife’s uncle, Leon Archie — nicknamed “Big Lee” — and his special blend of barbecue and hospitality at Thanksgiving dinner 2011 at his wife’s family home in Greenwood, Mississippi. Leon was a source of knowledge, and when he passed in 2012, Rashad and his wife, Patrice, decided to self-educate on the business of barbecue.

In 2013, Rashad Jones entered the local Bad to the Bone competition, where his food took first place,... READ MORE

Big Lee’s food truck began as a hobby for TV star and celebrated pitmaster Rashad Jones after he was inspired by his wife’s uncle, Leon Archie — nicknamed “Big Lee” — and his special blend of barbecue and hospitality at Thanksgiving dinner 2011 at his wife’s family home in Greenwood, Mississippi. Leon was a source of knowledge, and when he passed in 2012, Rashad and his wife, Patrice, decided to self-educate on the business of barbecue.

In 2013, Rashad Jones entered the local Bad to the Bone competition, where his food took first place, giving him the boost he needed to establish Big Lee’s as a legitimate barbecue business. A loyal fan base soon developed and in a short span of time, Big Lee’s became a local and national name. Just two years after opening Big Lee’s BBQ food truck in Ocala, Florida, Rashad attracted the attention of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s show, Guy’s Big Project. After winning the competition, the self-proclaimed barbecue nerd landed his own show, Eat, Sleep, BBQ where he traveled the country in search of down-home authentic meats and unexpected ways of using them.

The Food Network alum has earned many accolades including a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, he has shared his inspiring story with local and national publications and news outlets, and has served as a guest chef at Danny Meyer’s famed NYC eatery Blue Smoke, a restaurant that strives to celebrate Southern culinary traditions. Rashad is most proud of his commitment to delivering high-quality products and services to his customers. Big Lee’s quality barbecue is only cooked on handmade, custom fabricated, stick burners, a process that takes time and special attention —and delivers the very best results!

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