Congratulations to Traeger Pro Team member Danielle Bennett of Team Diva Q! Danielle has been invited as 1 of only 90 competitors from around the world to compete in the 27th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship—and she will cook her Q on a Traeger Wood-Pellet Grill. This is Danielle’s 4th invitation to the contest. She has been creating epic BBQ for over 10 years on Traegers, and we couldn’t be more stoked to have her represent Traeger Wood-Fired Barbecue at The Jack.
The Jack Daniel’s World Championship is one of the most prestigious BBQ competitions in the world, second only to the American Royal. This year's World Championship Barbecue takes place in Jack Daniel's Hollow. It is a combination of culinary expertise and friendly, but serious, competition with a $10,000 prize going to the Individual Grand Champion. Award-winning teams from around the world will compete for the coveted title of Grand Champion in seven categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Butts, Beef Brisket, Dessert, Cook's Choice, and Jack Daniel's Sauce.
Get to Know the Daring Diva:
Danielle Bennett has a passion for BBQ that knows no boundaries. She lives, breaths and eats BBQ. She travels all over North America competing in a variety of sanctioned BBQ Competitions, writing about BBQ, and eating anywhere BBQ is served.
Danielle has won numerous BBQ awards and multiple Grand Championships. She is a former World Bacon Champion and a former World Champion of Pork, winning the latter on a Traeger.
It doesn't matter if it's a one man shack serving chicken over a hot charcoal filled barrel on the side of the road or a high end BBQ joint serving Q off of the latest in BBQ technology. She wants it all and she wants to know the stories behind these BBQ folks.
Danielle has been featured on the TV programs Playing House on the W Network, TLC BBQ Pitmasters Season 2, Destination America BBQ Pitmasters Seasons 3 and 4, and has been a guest on the Today Show, CITY TV Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, Rogers Daytime TV, CMT and CTV Canada AM numerous times.
Her recipes have been published multiple times in the KCBS 25th Anniversary Cookbook, Julie Reinhart's She-Smoke, Ted Reader's Beerlicious, and numerous online resources.
She also regularly contributes to BBQ pod-casts and radio. She teaches BBQ classes throughout Canada and the US. She writes about her BBQ life and adventures on her website, which receives more than a million hits annually.
Danielle is currently the host of the hit TV show BBQ Crawl, a lip-smacking, mouth-watering adventure of all things BBQ. The show features BBQ joints from all over the US, the Pitmasters, their stories and of course fun competitions. She lives by the motto “Life is too short for Bad BBQ.”