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Meet Kitty Bird

Smokers, Grillers and Judges 


Wiley and Kitty Bird live in Lebanon, TN and have been married for 19 yrs. They are both Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Certified judges going into their 4th year of judging competitions and absolutely love their BBQ family.


As of January 2019 they have judged over 20 competitions each, worked the turn-in table a few times, and also have been table captains in non-sanctioned events. They have judged in both Tennessee and Kentucky, including a few Sam’s Club Events.

The Birds are members of the BBQ competition Team “ Pickin’ and Grillin” with Scottie Chunn. During Memphis in May their team won 8th in whole hog their first year! They have enjoyed meeting Pitmasters Myron Mixon and son- Big Moe Cason-Johnny Trigg- Tuffy Stone and a few others during their time judging.

They do allot of smoking for family and friends- and are always sharpening their cooking skills. 


Honors & Awards:

  • Memphis in May - 8th in the Whole Hog Division 

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SoMD BS Judge Kitty Bird
SoMD BS Judge Kitty Bird
SoMD BS Judge Kitty Bird
Pickin and grillin competition bbq team.