Local barbecue enthusiast Paul Clark will soon be stepping onto the stage to become a rockstar.
While Paul’s role will be different to that of a normal rockstar, his role is still important – he will be assisting Adelaide competitive barbecue team Rub & Grub as they compete in Meatstock.
Meatstock is a competitive barbecue event held in Melbourne, which will see over 20 teams from around Australia compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes this weekend.
Mr Clark will join Dylan Wood, Jon Cooke and Kyle Leffers as they attempt to cook the best steak, burger and wings to impress the judges.
He will be undertaking a ‘rockstar shift’ with the team, which essentially means his performance in this competition will serve as his audition to join the group.
“They will want to see how well I can go during the competition, I’m definitely excited to learn more about competitive barbecuing,” Mr Clark said.
Team member Kyle Leffers said consistency is one of the main keys to competitive barbecuing.
“In competition it’s important to get the timing right, you need to make sure the different parts of your meal are done when they need to be done,” he said.
“There’s going to be some fierce competition at Meatstock, but we are feeling fairly confident.”
Meatstock will also feature music, demonstrations and BBQ workshops.