Today we’d like to introduce you to Antonio Lamar.
Hi Antonio, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started in my backyard, just cooking for friends and family. I have always had a passion for cooking and BBQ, passed down throughout our family. We are all foodies. I have been cooking for as long as I can remember and have not yet lost a taste for it. I was surprised at the bbq community on social media is an amazing place I have met so many wonderful people who are always willing to help. 2020 started the pandemic, and my Instagram page, which had now gathered almost 4000 people in these two years. I’m proud to say real genuine people that enjoy what I do. I have gained ambassadorships through my social media, my first being Neil Sarap seasoning company D.aT. Sauce, Dr. Bill cane, maple syrup, and my most recent, The Good Charcoal Company. I have done several private gigs and hope to do more in the future as soon as I get settled here in Buffalo, my new home.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It is not always easy to be motivated to do what you need to do. It sometimes feels like it’s not worth it when you don’t see the results you are looking for. That doesn’t mean you walk away and quit, though. You have to ask the right questions. When you have answered those questions, you will know how to fix whatever the problem was. We have to always be in the situation-solving mode.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am what I would call a bbq chef who can do it all from the kitchen to the grill. I specialize in southern cuisine shrimp and grits are a specialty of mine. My ribs are second to none, pulled pork is amazing ahi tuna nachos. I’m proud that I’m a stay-at-home dad; my son is everything, and I couldn’t picture life any different. My ability to learn on the go and continue learning sets me apart. I will never know it all always hungry to work with others; I believe in community over competition. If I can help you strive in the smallest way, it will come back to me what is for me.
Any big plans?
Soon as I can find that sweet spot between home and work life again, I plan on doing some pop-ups at events, honing my craft, and taking my name out into the real world, not just digital and private gigs.
- depends on what you want on the menu.
- Website: coming soon
- Instagram: @savorymoker
- Facebook: @savorysmoker
- Twitter: @savorysmoker