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Heather Sinyard

Crimson Q

"To have an event that focuses on showing women are just as talented as men are, that's really awesome and very needed."

Heather Sinyard, lead pitmaster of team Crimson Q, will be making a returning splash to Orange Beach, Alabama for the 3rd Annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series competition.

Like her fellow Fire & Ice competitor, Lu Holter, Heather was previously registered to compete in the World Food Championships (WFC) under a different category. when she discovered she had qualified her for a ladies-only barbecue challenge. After receiving the good news, Heather made the decision to switch categories and compete in the World Barbecue Championships so she could be in the running for the Fire & Ice crown and a chance at the $10,000 prize pack, which includes some signature jewelry (the “ICE”) provided by Manning Jewelry out of Fairhope, Alabama.

This Cleveland, Georgia native has quite an impressive culinary background. She is a trained chef, has owned her own restaurant and catering business, and now serves on the marketing team for Springer Mountain Farms. So it's no surprise that this well-rounded foodie found her way into the world of competitive barbecue.

"I fell in love with the competitive barbecue world, and after two years of planning events, I decided I wanted to compete," said Heather.

This will be the third year that Heather will travel to Orange Beach, Alabama for the fiery female barbecue battle. The competition consists of a two-day challenge against nine other female pitmasters for the chance at the Fire & Ice Grand Champion title. Heather, who finished in fourth place at last year’s finals, is excited to be a part of this year’s program.

"To have an event that focuses on showing women are just as talented as men are, that's really awesome and very needed," said Heather.

To amp up the competition’s third year, Cowboy Charcoal added a brand new charity element to the finals. The company will match the Grand Prize earnings of the Fire & Ice Grand Champion with a check for $10,000 to the charity of her choice. Additionally, one of the ten finalists has a chance to earn a $5,000 donation to go towards the charity of her choice through the #QueWithPurpose social media contest. Click here to view Heather’s video and cast your vote for her charity.

The 3rd Annual Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series will occur November November 9-11 at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama. To learn more about how you can cheer on Heather and the other lady pitmasters at WFC, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com.