The Memphis Barbecue Network, aka MBN is one of the
leading sanctioning bodies of BBQ contests in the world. It is
dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique Memphis style of BBQ
though education, support, and management. MBN officials assist event
organizers in promoting, organizing, and conducting the sanctioned
events in accordance with MBN standards.
there are MBN sanctioned contests throughout the country in 5
states, and each year over 500 different teams will compete in these
The MBN also holds judging classes and educational
weekends, such as the MBN Boot Camp where you learn to cook like the
Pro's from the Pro's.