Sam and Shauna

Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn started ‘Hang Fire’ almost 10years ago after a 6-month BBQ pilgrimage to the Southern US states, immersing themselves in southern communities. Their energy, passion and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of barbecue has seen them go on to be lead ambassadors for outdoor cooking in the UK. The pair have won many awards for their sustainable, ethical cooking, a highlight being previous winners of Observer Food Monthly ‘Best Restaurant’. They are also winners of Slow Foods UK ‘Best Restaurant’ and previous winners BBC Food and Farming Awards ‘Best Street food’ and winners of NatWest ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. 

They host their own BBC One cooking series ‘Sam & Shauna’s Big Cookout’ as well as regular TV and radio appearances. They are the writers of bestselling cookbook ‘Hang Fire; Adventures in American BBQ’ and regularly contribute to National food and drink publications. 

Sam And Shauna, will joining us on the Great British Open Freestyle BBQ Championships @ Colchester as hosts and judges of the competition with a few demos thrown in if they can find the time in amongst all the judging.