Moe Cason was born, raised and corn fed in Des Moines, Iowa. A self-taught pitmaster, Moe turned a part-time hobby into a way of life. He started with using ingredients passed down from his Grandmother Margaret Cason’s recipes.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Missouri, an Iowa class Battleship (coincidentally named the “Big Mo”), which is now stationed at Pearl Harbor as a museum ship.
Moe has appeared on numerous local and national talk and food shows, and competed in over 250 contests across the United States, winning multiple awards.
This self-taught pitmaster started Ponderosa Barbeque in De Moines. Whether you spot him on nationally syndicated television shows or find him in his backyard, you’ll be sure that there’s a few tasty meats on the smoker when Moe’s cooking.