Meet ArnieTex, Mr. Consistent. One of Texas’ top competition cooks, ArnieTex has built a barbecue profile as one of most consistent competitors and competition mentors. He is the first ever inductee into the International Barbeque Cookers Association Hall of Fame. He owns several different models of Hasty-Bake Charcoal Grills.
After a career in sales and management, Arnie shifted his focus to full-time competition cooking and over the last five years has become one of the winningest cooks on the Texas circuit. Along the way, Arnie has also become a sought out instructor. Having taught over a hundred students the way of the smoke so far, his classes have become one of the most foundational stepping stones to the winner’s circle in Texas.