Heath Riles

BBQ Entrepreneur
Heath Riles BBQ

Olive Branch, MS

A number of years ago, an eighteen-year old kid in Ashland, Mississippi developed an ambition to pursue a career that was far from commonplace. He had been given a chance to participate on a local competition BBQ team, the Tippah Bottom Hog Rustlers, headed by Pitmaster Don Moody.

Today, Heath Riles has established himself as an industry leading expert in both competition barbecue and competition grilling. Those who know Heath will vouch for the fact that his success is and remains the product of countless hours of hard work. As for Heath himself, being the kind of person he is, he would also tell you that it also involved some good fortune too. In the main, that good fortune is the result of his association with so many good people who have helped him and mentored him along the way, not just in helping to advance his cooking skills, but in mastering the “business side” of competition cooking, as well.

But, when it comes to those to whom Heath gives credit there is Candace, Heath’s wife, who has supported him through a career challenged with countless miles of travel and work days in which sleep is only a luxury. When not on the road with Heath, Candace pursues her own career as a Registered Nurse. And, that’s “a good thing” as Heath will tell you when it comes to helping get rid of the many “headaches” a road weary pitmaster must deal with.

Favorite Product

Oak Charcoal Briquettes

B&B Charcoal briquettes are made with no chemical additives, no fillers and are 100% natural lump charcoal. They burn clean, consistent, and hot for all your barbecue needs.