BBQ Team

Competitions in 2020:

Maart 28-29: Spring Break BBQ Contest, Lommel BE

September 19-20: BBQkampioenschap van het Waasland,

Sint-Niklaas BE

Our team!

Jan Casteels, Geert Verreydt,

Bregt Smeets

Starting off as Colleagues (ICT) in 1998, friends ever since, scuba diving buddies for many years and long time ski mates,

Jan and Geert found a new shared passion in barbecue. After five years of BBQ-competition throughout Europe and at The Jack,

organizing our own contest in Diksmuide and one year at the judges' table it was time for a new challenge.

Mates & Plates Barbecue Team was born. By the end of 2018 Bregt, al longtime friend of Jan, joined our team!

Awards won:

  • 2017 De Vaartsehoeve (NL): 1st place Chef's Choice, 180 perfect score
  • 2017 Belgian Championship Low & Slow: 2th place chicken
  • 2016 BBQkampioenschap van het Waasland (BE): 3th place chicken
  • 2016 De Vaartsehoeve (NL): 1st place Chef's Choice, 180 perfect-perfect score
  • 2016 Tony Stone Competition (NL): 1st place Dessert, 180 perfect-perfect score

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