Myron Mixon

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Birthday
30, 1962
Birthplace
Georgia
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1962 (age 57)
Birthplace
Georgia

About

After winning several Memphis in May World Barbecue Championship titles, this popular chef was both a contestant and, later, a judge on the reality television culinary competition BBQ Pitmasters. He also won numerous Big Pig Jig barbecue competitions.

Before Fame

He participated in his first barbecue competition in 1996, winning the whole hog and pork ribs events at the Atlanta, Georgia cooking contest.

Trivia

He published his first cookbook, Smokin' with Myron Mixon, in 2011. Another culinary manual, Everyday Barbecue: At Home with America's Favorite Pitmaster, followed two years later.

Family Life

He was born in Vienna, Georgia, to Jack and Gaye Mixon (who invented a popular barbecue sauce recipe). He later married Faye Mixon.

Associated With

Fellow celebrity chef Paula Deen wrote the introduction to Mixon's first cookbook.