Our Story

Meet Kendal Adair

Hey y’all! I’m Kendal, the founder of the Smoked N’ Spiced Competition BBQ team. Within this space, you’ll discover a diverse collection of recipes, along with valuable tips and techniques that will help you elevate your grilling skills and leave your guests craving for more. 

My passion for cooking ignited within me at a very young age. Since then, I have embraced this passion and never turned back. Cooking is more than a hobby for me—it has become a force that unites my family. My favorite moments are those spent cooking together with my wife and daughter, as we all share a love for food. 

Throughout my culinary journey, I have achieved significant milestones and gained recognition in various prestigious competitions. My most recent accomplishment was becoming a Top 20 Finalist on MasterChef Season 13. Additionally, I secured a 4th place in the shoulder division at Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Competition in 2023. I claimed the 3rd place spot at the World Steak Championship and placed 4th at the World Food Championship in 2018. Even during my high school years, I played a vital part in winning the Memphis Barbecue Invitational for two consecutive years and team of the year with the group of guys that helped me get started in BBQ. 

Wherever my adventures take me, cooking remains a faithful companion, blending harmoniously with my outdoor love of hunting and fishing. Preparing mouthwatering dishes using the meat I personally provide fills me with a deep sense of pride. I have always aspired to share my love for cooking with others, hoping to bring them the same joy in food that I experience.