Often times, he’s referred to as: ”the winningest man in barbecue”. He is an American celebrity chef and has won the barbecue World Champion 4 times. He has also won the BBQ Grand Championships over 200 times and has won over 1,800 trophies all together.
His name is Myron Mixon and he’s both a professional chef and an entrepreneur, he owns a business, Jack’s Old South – a BBQ company. Mixon has been counted as one of the richest chefs born in Georgia. He has appeared on a number of TV shows, like The Today and Late, Late Shows.
Myron Mixon Ethnicity, Family History And Early Life
Myron Mixon is an American and was born in Vienna, Georgia. His father’s name was Hubert Alvin Mixon, but popularly known as Jack Mixon. His father died on the 28th of January, 1996 at the age of 56. His mother’s name was Elsie Gaynell Cross Mixon, but was popularly known as Gaye Mixon. His mother also died on the 15th of August, 2012 at the age of 68. Myron has 2 other siblings, Vince Mixon and Tracy Mixon.
Mixon’s father, Jack owned a business – a BBQ restaurant and Mixon was taught the art of barbecue making from an early age. Myron said that right from age 9, he had learnt how to make barbecue at his father’s restaurant. Mixon also added that he did everything he did while his father while with his father, like collecting woods, splitting the woods and smoking meat, not because he wanted to do them, but because his father made him do them. His parents developed a very known barbecue sauce.
Myron Mixon Bio: Age, Education Details
Myron Mixon was born on the 3oth of May, 1962 in Vienna, Georgia. There is no information that can help with the conclusion on whether the chef had any formal education or not.
Myron Mixon Career And Achievements
Myron Mixon began his journey to becoming a celebrity in 1996, when he took part in a competitive barbecue in Atlanta, Georgia. In the competition, he came 1st in the whole hog and 3rd in the pork shoulder competitions. At that time, Mixon did not see barbecue making as his own career, instead, he simply wanted to promote the BBQ sauce developed by his parents. Myron even named his barbecue business after his father, Jack.
In the course of his chef career, Mixon has won many championships – over 200 BBQ Grand championships and more than 1,800 trophies. Also, he was the world champion in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2016 at the Memphis World Championships. He has likewise won the Big Pig Jig Grand Championships several times, with the 2012 victory being his 3 times in a row and the most recent. Nonetheless, Myron Mixon has not been able to win the Jack Daniel’s BBQ World Invitation, though he was once in the 2nd place, lagging behind the champion with just 0.1 point. Mixon sees the Jack Daniel’s BBQ World Invitation as the most significant competition of all! Mixon’s many wins have made him the winningest man in barbecue.
Myron premiered on the BBQ Pitmasters show on TLC reality TV as a contestant. At the start, the show only followed some BBQ chefs to different competitions. Later, the plan for the show changed and it became a competition on it own, with Myron being one of the 3 judges on the show. Again the show changed and Mixon became the only judge left on the show.
In 2010, Myron Mixon signed a cookbook deal with Ballantine Books and the cookbook was published in 2011. Mixon entered a cooking competition with Pat Martin in 2012. During the competition, Mixon prepared a brisket while Pat Martin prepared red neck tacos.
In 2016, Mixon became the Mayor of his home town, Unadilla, Georgia and his tenure will last for 4 years. In 2017, Myron Mixon, Joe Corey and Bill McFadden opened a BBQ restaurant in Alexandria Virginia, named Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ.
Myron Mixon Marital Status
There is no information about when Mixon got married available, but a reliable source had it that Mayron Mixon is married and he’s still together with his wife of many years, Faye Mixon. The two has 4 children; 3 males, Cory Mixon, David Mixon and Michael Mixon and 1 female, Kylie Mixon. Myron also has a grandchild, Jackson David Mixon.
Myron Mixon Net Worth
Based on varying information gathered, it cannot be said for certain what the net worth of Myron Mixon is. For instance, a source had it that his networth is $1,500,000, another mentioned it that his net worth ranges from $1,000,000 – $5,000,000, yet another said Mixon’s net worth is $15,000,000. Because of these discrepancies, Mayron’s net worth is not conclusive. What we are certain of is that the professional chef, business owner and Mayor is not doing badly financially.