The Untold Truth Of Rasheed From The American Barbecue Showdown

If you're a cooking show enthusiast, chances are you've already binge-watched your way through American Barbecue Showdown. One of Netflix's latest offerings is a show that pits promising contestants together in a bid to find out who's the greatest barbecue pitmaster of them all. As per ET, the show's hosts, Rutledge Wood (Floor is Lava) and Lyric Lewis (A.P. Bio) were accompanied by some of the greatest minds in the barbecue business, Kevin Bludso and Melissa Cookston. The show had a total of eight barbecuers battling it out for the coveted title as they tried to outdo each in regular challenges.

Netflix's description of the show reads, "Eight of the country's best backyard smokers and pitmasters vie for the title of American Barbecue Champion in a fierce but friendly faceoff." One of the most promising contestants on the show was Rasheed Philips from Atlanta, Georgia who revealed that his dream is to have his own barbecue restaurant someday (via WUSA9).The mighty Rasheed has roots in Jamaica and used his travel experiences to bring unique flavors to his dishes. 

He has a catering business and a podcast

Despite being a promising contestant, Rasheed believed that he was the underdog (via NewsLagoon). However, he ended up proving his potential by winning second place on the show. Beyond Netflix glory, Rasheed has been building his catering business – Philips Barbeque Co. The catering business gives an insight into Rasheed's mission. A description on the site reads, "Philips Barbeque Co. is not glamorous and it's not a set it and forget it type cooking. Often times, it's back breaking work, which requires long hours, a steady trimming hand, and the determination to only put out a product you are proud of. Sauce is nice, but meat is king."

Additionally, the talented pitmaster is also a part of a podcast called "Entro," an initiative that Rasheed kickstarted to inspire other aspiring entrepreneurs with stories from early-stage business leaders and anecdotes of what it is really like to hustle. Seems like Rasheed is only getting started and has a lot in store!