The International BBQ Network (IBQN), is an organisation dedicated to sanctioning and promoting all aspects of barbecue including competitions, training and media.

We have 7 years of sanctioning competitions in Europe, initially via the British BBQ Society, now in its own right, catered numerous large events and run successful judging and cooking seminars.

We have fully qualified judges and ambassadors, we also have a great team following in the UK and Ireland to make your event an instant success.

We are already in talks with several organisers for 2017. Once confirmed the events will be listed below.

The Big Meat – Guildford – Surrey – 27th & 28th August 2016

Setup in 2015 as a social gathering of like minded people, the organisers have decided to add a fully fledged IBQN sanctioned competition to the weekend. With entertainment and some great food venders this event will be a lot of fun. We will be adding more information in the next few days. Please visit the organisers website The Big Meat or register your interest on The Big Meat’s Facebook Page

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival – Maldon – Essex – 19th & 20th August 2017

2017 is a year that is sure to prove that Low ’n’ Slow BARBECUE SPIRIT is alive and well in Maldon.

The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, a family celebration of the art of cooking with fire and smoke, comes to Promenade Park, with its avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater.

The festival will allow you to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of US-style low ’n’ slow BBQ’ing grilling, smoking, meats and specialities from around the globe. You will also find plenty of the exhibitors wanting to show off their latest BBQ kit, and maybe even let you sample some of their cooking! With a fully sanctioned IBQN Pitmasters competition, Chilli cook-off, wing eating competition,  be sure to get in touch soon to avoid disappointment! Smoke & Fire Festival

Whether you are thinking about holding a barbecue competition, looking for some guidance, or require barbecue experts for an event such as demonstration or media opportunity, we should be your first port of call.

Please feel  free to browse our site, we are adding information constantly and of course, have a look at the British BBQ Society forum here.