About the Cookshack
Born and raised in Texas, we were taught that barbeque is more than a way to cook, it is our heritage. Joe has been cooking since he was a young kid with his mom and dad. They would have a big barbeque every year for his dad’s birthday. We have mastered barbeque from cooking with ground pits, grills, and custom smokers… we have done it all and barbeque has become not only an obsession, it is a way of life!
Our Community Involvement
We own and operate Cedar Park Wrecker for many years now. We reach out to numerous local charities and support causes each year. We are very active in supporting our troops. They are always in our thoughts, and our prayers. Being a Texan we are raised to value and honor the men and women that server our country. They provide us with the securities of freedom, and we should support them every chance we get.
We also support Operation BBQ Relief and have had the honor of being able to support volunteers, first responders and other support personnel during times of disaster relief, by providing thousands of fully cooked, fresh, hot meals!
We have been cooking all our lives, both personal and professional. Joe cooked with a team called Diamond G Cookers, this is where he fine tuned his competition and catering skills. However we started competing on a professional level with our own team back in 2006. Today, the team consists of Joe as the Pitmaster, Kassie (Joe’s wife) as his right hand helper, Dakota and Jim Lynch. Jim is known as Mr. Hospitality to most, as he makes sure everyone that walks in our camp feels more than welcome.