Saffron Hodgson

Years of Participation

Once referred to as a 'BBQ nomad' it is a description that has stuck. Saffron, a native to Australia, has traveled the world and more recently called America her home, although rarely seems to be in one place for long. The only thing that is consistent is her love for learning more about outdoor cooking, from techniques to local cuisines, and culinary history.

On any weekend Saffron can be found relaxing in a campsite or stressed out at an outdoor cooking competition such as barbecue, steak, chili, Dutch oven, or chuck wagon. Smoking is one her primary areas having represented Australia at the World Food Championships, American Royal Invitational, and Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue Competition. This is in addition to a wide range of outdoor cooking classes she runs.

Currently, Saffron’s focus is sharing her knowledge, this is primarily done through her website that hosts hundreds of outdoor recipes not only from herself but also other leaders in outdoor cooking. This is complemented by a range of cooking classes, speaking engagements, and contributions to other outdoor websites and publications.