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Wisdom and Wicked Good Barbecue from Top Pitmaster Andy Husbands [Video]

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Wisdom and Wicked Good Barbecue from Top Pitmaster Andy Husbands

For Andy Husbands, the renowned Pitmaster, author, and owner of The Smoke Shop, the culinary path has been a lifelong pursuit fueled by passion and inspiration.

Watch now to learn about following early inspirations to become a chef, making award-winning barbecue, and the benefits of switching to Toast for his point of sale system.

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[02:21] – The Andy Husbands Story
[04:08] – Andy Husbands’ Inspiration
[08:19] – Creating a Mission Statement
[20:13] – Learning from Competitions
[21:47] – Why Switch to Toast?
[27:22] – What Does It Mean to be a Pitmaster?

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Going for Plan A – Andy Husbands has only wanted to be one thing since the 4th grade: a chef. As he cut his teeth in the industry, he came across renowned chef Chris Sclesinger, which proved to be an inspiration both in the kitchen and beyond.

Championship Barbecue – Andy Husbands has won his fair share of barbecue competitions. One of the many things he has learned is that nothing prepares you more than repetition and practice when preparing for the BBQ comps.

Switching Point of Sale Systems – As a business owner with investors, Andy Husbands has a responsibility to operate in a fiscally responsible manner. In addition to dollars, he needs to be efficient and effective when choosing technology integration. Luckily, Toast checks all of those boxes.


Andy Husbands has aspired to be a chef for his entire life, and has realized that dream to now being known as the “Boston Meat Maven”. The award winning pitmaster is an author and owner of The Smoke Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Even with a career that stretches across three decades, Husbands still finds great fulfillment in competing in barbecue competitions as the founder of the internationally recognized IQUE BBQ team.

Restaurant Influencers is a weekly video podcast series presented by Entrepreneur Media and Cali BBQ Media. Every week host and restaurant owner Shawn Walchef (@shawnpwalchef) talks with business leaders like Rob Dyrdek, Emeril Lagasse, Kim Malek, Meredith Sandland, Jon Taffer, and more, about their secrets to Smartphone Storytelling, marketing, branding, and how to show up where customers are engaging online.

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