Looking for experience , anywhere in the USA/UK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hatmcmannis, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. hatmcmannis

    hatmcmannis Newbie

    Hi guys,

    A 'newbie' here, if you want to read my Roll Call and learn a little bit about myself, please click the link:


    Basically, I am an half English/ half Dutch 21 year old 'wannabe' smoker who would like to get some experience in smoking. I have studied hospitality and worked in several hospitality companies, however only front of house.

    So this is me asking if someone knows, or is that person who either runs a smoker restaurant, catering crew or even someone who has a mad passion for smoking and would be happy to pass on their knowledge to a young lad who'd love to make BBQ smoking a bigger thing in The Netherlands, I would without a doubt work for free! This could be 2 weeks, 1 week or even longer if it needs to be.

    Any info is welcome, that also means info like 'look further as you are not going to find anyone here!'

    If you need any info please leave a message or PM me!

    Much appreciated,

  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to this great site, Mitch. There are lots of here who are always eager to share their ideas, tips, recipes or anything that you may need. All you have to do is ask and keep on reading.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe
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  3. Hello Mitch,

    Maybe you should consider getting a work visa, coming to the states and getting a job at a BBQ joint for 6 months or a year. You never know what type of opportunities you might find.
  4. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    good idea Brett
  5. rkonrad45

    rkonrad45 Newbie

    YouTube is your friend.

    You can learn a great deal watching the thousands of YouTube videos on smoking meat, smokers, modifications, recipes, and almost anything you can imagine related to smoking food.

    Since it really isn't filtered, you do need to weigh the different opinions and approaches to problems/solutions and judge what would be best for your situation.

    Good Luck!
  6. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like the idea of the work visa...might even be able to get some kind of artist visa in order to study what many of us would consider the quintessential American culinary art. There are several classes held around the country that teach various smoking techniques. 

    Texas Foodways holds a 3 day summer camp and a 2 day Brisket Camp in January every year.


    Most of the big competition barbecue guys hold a class of some kind also which might be worth checking out, like Myron Mixon. 

    These, in addition to finding some work with one of the Masters of barbecue might be a good base to build on your skills with. 

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