With the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue coming up, I want to take the time to highlight some of the teams that will be competing. First up is Canadian BBQ sensation DivaQ.
Danielle Bennett Dimovski, the woman behind DivaQ, is the highest ranked Canadian competitive BBQ team in KCBS for the last 3 years. Together with her husband Vlado, Danielle has racked up an amazing amount of accolades and accomplishments since starting competing professionally in 2007. The accomplishments include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 6 Grand Championships
- 5 Reserve Grand Championships
- 34 1st Place Finishes
- 38 Top-10 Overall Finishes
- First Canadian team to win 2 Grand Championships in the United States
- Only Canadian team to record 7 perfect scores
- Featured on TLC BBQ Pitmasters, The Today Show, Canada AM, and numerous other programs.
Like all elite BBQ personalities, Danielle’s passion for BBQ is limitless. She eats, breathes, sleeps, and lives BBQ. Her outgoing and larger-than-life personality endears her to the BBQ community as a whole, and her passion for BBQ is evident just by listening to her talk and demonstrate all kinds of BBQ.
The website for DivaQ is http://www.divaq.ca, and it contains a wealth of information ranging from recipes to contest recaps to other useful tidbits. You can also find the team on Facebook and Twitter. Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog wishes Danielle and DivaQ the best of luck at the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue!! If you’d like to have your team featured, please contact Wayne at [email protected].