Angie Quaale joins forces with “Diva Q” as first Canadian team & B.C. competitor on American program with 900,000 viewers
July 27, 2010 (Langley, B.C.) – Angie Quaale, B.C.’s Queen of BBQ and owner of Well Seasoned in Langley and organizer of the annual BBQ on the Bypass, will be featured in the premiere episode of season two of the popular reality TV show, BBQ PITMASTERS. Quaale wrapped up filming last month in Los Angeles where she joined forces with Toronto’s “Diva Q” barbeque team featuring Danielle Dimovski and her husband Vlado to compete against five teams in the ultimate barbeque challenge. The episode will air on Thursday, September 2nd at 10 pm PST/9 pm Central on Discovery – TLC.
The Diva Q team was selected from thousands of entries to compete on the show and will be the first Canadian team to ever appear on the program. Quaale, who also competes on her own team called “Competely Q-Less” was invited by Dimovski to act as an assistant pitmaster, making Quaale the first British Columbia resident to ever be featured on BBQ PITMASTERS. “I was so honoured Danielle invited me to join her for this incredibly exciting and nerve wracking experience,” said Angie Quaale. “From the moment I landed in L.A., I was miked and on camera and we never knew what challenge or turn of events was ahead of us. I’ve competed in countless barbeque contests but this was definitely the most challenging yet!”
In season two of BBQ PITMASTERS, teams from throughout North America will compete against each other in different categories with the weekly winners facing off against each other in the second season finale. The panel of judges includes celebrity chef Art Smith, author of Back to the Table and Kitchen Life; SuperBowl champion and BBQ enthusiast, Warren Sapp; and Myron Mixon, a season one competitor and owner of Jack’s Old South.
As part of her contract with Discovery-TLC, Quaale has been sworn to secrecy regarding the details of her appearance on the show. She can reveal, however, that the challenge did involve barbequing alligator, a meat she had never cooked with before.
This will be Quaale’s second brush with the popular program. The first was earlier this year, when it was announced that Harry Soo, a celebrity chef from season one of BBQ PITMASTERS will be participating in the 2010 BBQ on the Bypass on September 19th and teaching a BBQ cooking class at Well Seasoned in Langley.
For a preview of the premiere episode of season 2 of BBQ PITMASTERS featuring the Diva Q team, click here.
|In addition to being the owner of Well Seasoned gourmet food store and cooking school in Langley and the organizer of the BBQ on the Bypass
, Angie Quaale is very active in the Pacific Northwest competitive BBQ circuit as a head judge and competitor. She is B.C.’s only female pitmaster and one of two certified head judges in Western Canada. When she’s not judging, she and her husband Dennis compete as “Completely Q-Less” and most recently earned the title of Grand Champion at the Smoke on the Water competition in Kelowna.
|About the BBQ on the Bypass
The BBQ on the Bypass is B.C.’s hottest BBQ competition and free public event. In it’s fifth year, the 2010 BBQ on the Bypass will take place on Sunday, September 19th in Langley when close to 30 teams from throughout the Pacific Northwest will compete for the Grand Championship and the B.C. BBQ Cup. Teams are judged based on the taste, texture and appearance of meats prepared in five categories cooked at low temperatures in charcoal smokers for up to 16 hours. This family friendly event which attracts thousands annually, boasts live music and entertainment, concessions, a Mini Pitmasters area for kids and free barbeque food samples. For more information visit www.bbqonthebypass.com and follow event updates on Twitter and Facebook .