About Us

Mad Dawgz BBQ is a veteran owned, award-winning barbecue team from Acton, California.  Pitmaster, Larry Adkins, started the team in October 2010 with the help and encouragement of family and friends.  Larry has always enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, now his hobby and love of great barbecue has turned into much more.  Larry is joined by his wife, Stacey, and two sons, Kyle and Sean.

Our first year on the competition circuit was a whirlwind.  We created our own barbecue rubs and sauces to use at competitions.  We earned our first Grand Championship in New Mexico, July 2011, which lead us to the American Royal and Jack Daniel’s Championships in October 2011.  Since then, we have been off and running.

Along with competitions, Larry also teaches barbeque classes at Outdoor Elegance in LaVerne, CA.  The classes consist of backyard barbecue enthusiasts, of all skill levels, who want to take their barbecue to the next level.

Mad Dawgz BBQ can also handle your catering needs.  We offer great barbecue as well as delicious southern food on our menu. Our award-winning barbeque is a labor of love and prepared with only the best and highest quality ingredients available.  While our barbecue may not be the least expensive option for your catering needs, it is definitely the best. If you want some amazing food to impress your guests, please give us a call or send us an e-mail and we can start planning your next event. 

This journey into competition barbecue has been nothing short of fantastic.  We have made some great new barbecue friends along the way and are happy to be a part of the competition barbecue community.  If you have a chance to make it to one of our competitions, please stop by to say hello.  We hope to see you out on the circuit!

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