Saffron Hodgson

Outdoor Cooking Evangelist

Seattle, WA

Once referred to as a 'BBQ Nomad' it is a description that has stuck. Saffron, a native to Australia, has traveled the world and more recently called America her home, although rarely seems to be in one place for long. The only thing that is consistent is her love for learning more about outdoor cooking, from techniques to local cuisines and culinary history.

On any weekend Saffron can be found relaxing in a campsite or stressed out at an outdoor cooking competition such as barbecue, steak, chili, Dutch oven, chuck wagon, or anything else that comes along. More recently she has been competing in live black box throw-downs. This is in addition to a wide range of outdoor cooking classes she runs.

Just as much as she likes to cook, she also loves to eat, having a wide range of judging experinces including being one of the head judges at the World Food Championships in 2017. Also supporting more unique and historically significant outdoor cooking she has also judged the World Squirrel Competition, and the historic Plough to Plate (1855) competition at Fort Nisqualli living history museum.

Favorite Product

Kiln Dried Cooking Woods

B&B Charcoal provide a variety of kiln dried woods including post oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan, apple, cherry, and maple. They make wonderful hardwood fires for cooking in a wide range of methods, from hot grilling to smoker off-set fire boxes.