Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Travis Hill
  • Travis Hill

    So happy to meet y'all! My name is Travis, and was raised on Central Texas BBQ.

    My father was the one who taught me how to cook over an open fire when I was just a young lad; Made sure I knew the two ingredients for authentic Texas-style BBQ; Oak and fire. Since then, I have always had that passion for cooking and explored it wherever I went, even while serving in the military.

    I got my start in professional cooking while cooking for my team while on deployment. We had minimal food at times, so we had to get creative. Hollowed out a 55 gal drum(it looked awful this franken-grill was held together mostly with wire), borrowed some wood for our local command center, and then it was dinner time. There is a picture of me over the left of me cooking on that same grill! LOL!

    After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, I set out to cook everything in every style. From diners to 4-star restaurants, I love cooking in every environment and learning new techniques. I have worked in 4-star restaurants, diners, food trucks, and some of Texas's most fantastic BBQ joints.

    I spend a large portion of my time now flying my plane to different parts of the United States, cooking, learning, and teaching, with a few trail hikes and camping treks along the way. From my hiking camp stove to building my off-set smoker, I have cooked on pretty much everything indoors and outdoors.

    I have also consulted and helped design some great outdoor kitchens with all the grilling and thrilling amenities. It is a great feeling grilling tomahawk steaks, smoking pork butts, and preparing a pizza while listening to the best of Credence Clearwater revival blasting over your outdoor kitchen sound system!

    I am so happy to be here and can help with anything you got coming up, whether it be last-minute BBQ party supplies, any questions about fuel types and burn times, or just want another addition to your grill family; let me show you some tips, tricks and of course some out of this world grill and grill accessories to bring your grilling and outdoor cooking to the next level!

    48 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryGrill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert
    Customers helped633
    Home townHouston, TX
    My Qualification Chef and Texas BBQ Pro
    Favorite grill food Barbacoa( Smoked Texas Style)
    Favorite BBQ sauce or rubJohn Henry’s E. Texas Pecan Rub
    Favorite cocktailSmoky Old Fashion
    Dream grillAmerican Made Grills Encore
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    Grill & Outdoor Kitchen Expert Travis Hill
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    Reviewer: Matt
    Travis is the man!
    I was between a rock and a hard place on a grill. Had ordered one directly from the manufacturer, but they mistakenly said they had them in stock, which they were not. I needed the grill by the following week for my Dad's 70th bday. I found the grill on Curated and started talking with Travis. He assured me the grill was in stock and would be to me the middle of the following week at the latest. He was super helpful, very personable and made me feel heard. I intend to keep in contact with him as I get this new grill adventure going! I'd give him more than 5 stars if I could! Thanks Travis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Camila
    Having Travis by my side was amazing!!
    Shopping with the help of Travis made such a difference in my shopping experience! I know absolutely nothing of grills and wanted to buy one as a present for my boyfriend, and could not have done it without Travis. Thank you so much!!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Katlyn
    Super helpful!
    Travis was knowledgeable, very quick to give recommendations based on our wants/needs, and answered our questions well. He made our job a lot easier and got us to our grill in no time! He made it feel like a no-brainer, which is difficult to do for this girl 🙃 Thanks Travis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 18, 2022
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    Reviewer: Dale
    Dale's experience with Travis
    Travis, my sales consultant did an amazing job working with me. He asked me enough questions to steer me in the right direction without trying to over sell or pressure me. Really enjoyed working with him over the past 6 weeks.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Julie P
    Grills expert
    Travis really knows his stuff - I knew next to nothing about grills, and he helped me find a great option to start out with. I'll definitely be back to Curated for more advice as I build out my outdoor kitchen - thanks Travis!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 31, 2022
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    Reviewer: Robert
    Travis helped me narrow down my selection!
    Travis knew exactly which grills to focus on from a few provided details. He walked me through my analysis paralysis. Very thankful for his help.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 26, 2022
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    Reviewer: Michael
    Travis was a pleasure to deal with , very helpful and was able to find the perfect grill for my individual requirements, if you are thinking about a new grill , definitely talk with Travis!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 27, 2022
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    Reviewer: Alex N
    Travis was really helpful
    This was my first grill purchase and travis was extremely helpful telling me what i need and guiding me to the best option for my needs/budget. Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Alfredo
    I bought in this shop because of travis
    Travis helped me really fast with my doubts and I was able to buy the perfect barbecue for my and at the best price. Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 25, 2022
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    Reviewer: Richard C
    Richard C's experience with Travis
    I was pleasantly surprised on how easy this whole process went. Travis was informative and not the least bit pushy. He answered all my questions promptly and thoroughly.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 7, 2022
    Travis Hill
    5.0 from 48 reviews
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