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Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
  • Michael C

    I grew up in the South where BBQ isn't just something you do, but a way of life. I always loved the food, but wasn't the person who cooked. All of that changed when I was living in Memphis, TN. I began to expand my grilling from the basics of burgers, hot dogs, steaks, etc, to more slow-smoking meats like boston butts, ribs, chickens, turkeys, etc. It took some time, but after a few years I started entering competitions where I was often in the top 10. I moved to Louisiana a few years ago, and while the BBQ isn't the same as it was in Memphis, Louisiana has great flavors to include and take the food to the next level.

    I have cooked with almost every style of grill or smoker out there. Each has its benefits, but my current setup is a pellet smoker. I like the ease of use in managing my kids, as well as sneaking out to play golf while I smoke a brisket!

    I've helped 645 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    29 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryGrill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert
    Customers helped645
    Favorite BBQ sauce or rubRendezvous Barbecue Sauce Hot
    Favorite grill foodBoston butt (pulled pork)
    Favorite beerSweetwater 420
    Current locationHouston
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    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Michael C
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert
    I've helped 645 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Ryan
    Ryan's experience with Michael
    Expert was excellent. He was very responsive and knowledgeable -- greatly appreciated. The website itself I have a few critiques. First, either the items exposed to the consumer or the tags on the items are inaccurate. I was looking for a Camp Chef 36in grill cover and couldn't find one by looking at the whole stock of Camp Chef brand grill covers, but my expert was able to add one to my cart when I asked. I feel even though I greatly appreciate the expert interaction, I should be able to find and add compatible accessories on my own. Which is actually a great segway to my next critique. The expert recommended me a few grills, but I wanted to see what accessories were available with those selections and basically had to do a "from scratch" search on curated to find them. It would have greatly improved my shopping experience if I was able to see or search for all compatible accessories from the curated selection's details page or something.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 11, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Melanie
    Great customer service
    He gave me the best options for what I want and my budget. He knew the quality of the brands and recommended one he has a similar model of because he uses it and it works great for him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 14, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Tyler
    This guy is super knowledgeable
    He gave me great recommendations and was able to find me exactly what I was looking for in my price range! Will definitely be coming back for more
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 16, 2023
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Arlan
    Arlan's experience with Michael
    Michael C. Was amazing! He is everything his reviews say he is. Super knowledgeable and very helpful. NY Curated experiment was seamless and a excellent experience.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 3, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Dean
    Dean's experience with Michael
    Michael was very knowledgeable and helpful with my questions about the best pellet smoker for me! Thanks Michael!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Gabriella
    Gabriella's experience with Michael
    Awesome experience, nice to have help from an expert. Michael was very responsive and helpful.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 16, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Steve
    Michael is awesome to work with!!!
    Very helpful and best price!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 4, 2023
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Megan S
    Helped me find a great grill!
    Really appreciated the time Micheal took to help me find a grill!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 31, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
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    Reviewer: jess
    jess's experience with Michael
    Sooo helpful, wish I had come here sooner
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 28, 2022
    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Michael C
    Expert: Michael C
    Reviewer: Terry
    Terry's experience with Michael
    Great experience. Michael was very helpful
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2022
    Michael C
    5.0 from 29 reviews
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