Fourie has been a grate customer for several years and we communicate regularly about his adventures. Fourie recently won the title of Best Griller in New Zealand in a contest sponsored by the NZ Lamb & Beef Council and a local radio station. Fourie ROCKED the contest with stuffed jalapeno burgers that he grilled on GrillGrates! His prize is fantastic! A trip to Memphis in May! Fourie and his wife are coming to America and I know the BBQ community will treat him well!
PS- Fourie has two people on his hope to meet list: Mike Mills and Meathead Goldwyn! The man knows his American BBQ.
|Just a few of Fourie’s Grills!|
|Check out Fourie’s recipes on his Blog|
Meet: Fourie Jordaan JD
|Your Day Job / Career: Computer Teacher and Financial Service Provider|
|Grilling is your passion, that is for sure! How did you become a master griller?|
|“My dad use to make drum BBQ’s for people when I was still in primary school, as a South African I have always loved to BBQ. BBQ for us is not low and slow we call it a “Braai” with charcoal or hardwood we use to use “Thorn-Bush” to BBQ with. When I came to New Zealand I missed home so much that BBQ became my absolute life line and passion even more. I Buy BBQ’s for $1 or more, revamp them cook on them and then sell them for very little again every holiday, therapy I call it. I really started enjoying grilling when I got my grates! Among friends and family and students I am known as the BBQ Guy “JD Hogwild” Hog Wild for BBQ! I have been grilling and BBQ’n for other people for over 30 years now, I have started young bbqen for family!”|
|Who do you regularly grill for?|
|Family, friends normally about 10 – 25 at a time, school fundraising, African days in Auckland, Birthdays for friends|
|What Signature Dishes Do You Grill Regularly?|
|Rump Steak “better than any restaurant” with pepper sauce, Chorizo Red Onion Cheese and Jalapenos Stuffed Burgers number one, Ribs, BBQ Pie my favorite number two.|
|Do you have GO TO Meals when you grill for a crowd?|
|25 – 30 rump steaks at a time for fundraisers or birthday parties, 25 stuffed burgers at a time, lots of ribs at special occasions etc.|
|How Many Grills do you own? I don’t want to count them up as it will upset my wife!|
|Congratulations Fourie! The American BBQ Community looks forward to hosting you!|