Chris Terlikar of Bluebonnet BBQ has come a long way since he hand-built his first smoker out of a toolbox and dishwasher pipe.

Classically trained with a Michelin starred background, under some heavyweight Texan pit boss guidance Terlikar made the shift to barbecue, specialising in the likes of 14-hour smoked brisket and house-made sausage – his fine dining training shining through in his sides.