The Ozark's premier
championship BBQ team is
open for business!

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How we became synonymous with BBQ in the Ozarks

  • April 2012

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Armed with nothing more than a borrowed offset pit, Google and a drive to be the best, Gettin' Basted jumped into the world of competition BBQ with both feet by entering Rock'N Ribs in Springfield, Missouri!

    We punched out ticket to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas for our potato salad and finished 7th overall out of over 70 teams.

  • September 2012

    Our First Win!

    We scored our first category win by beating 63 other teams and taking home the top prize for our ribs at Roots'n Blues'n BBQ in Columbia, MO!

  • April 2013

    Rock'n Ribs Grand Champions!

    One year after our first event, we took home the top prize by beating 67 other teams at the Rock'N Ribs BBQ Festival in Springfield, Missouri! Our Grand Championship winning performance included a perfect score in chicken.

  • 2015

    Chicken Team of the Year

    2015 saw us finish on top of the world in chicken and 2nd in brisket!

  • September 2016

    The first Gettin' Basted food trailer opens for business!

    Our brand of championship Ozark's BBQ is made available to the public in Springfield, Missouri.

  • Still Competing!

    Over 40 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships and counting

    We continue to rack up countless wins and awards including winning the 2015 Kansas City BBQ Society's Team of the Year in Chicken!

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    Of Our

Our Amazing Team

Award winning BBQ takes people. Good people. Meet the team that makes it all possible.

Brad Leighninger

Head Pitmaster

Jason Roberts

Food Trailer Ninja

Derrick Melugini

Food Trailer Master

Sarah Leighninger

The Glue

Michael Wood


Betsy Wood


Get Basted by the best!

Championship Catering

Do you want championship caliber food served at your next party or event? Give us a call and let us deliver a world class eating experience that will WOW your guests!


Learn to cook like the pros from our award winning pitmaster. We offer cooking classes for all levels from a backyard how-to all the way up to an in depth competition tell-all!

Food Trailers

Now open in Springfield, Missouri! View our locations and menu


Follow our trials and tribulations out on the competition BBQ circuit.


Our upcoming competitions and appearances


Did we win or lose? Find out here!

Awards and Standings

Our virtual trophy room

Our Partners

Supplying the products and support that makes doing what we do possible

Gateway Drum Smokers

Become a partner!

See what a partnership with Gettin' Basted can do for your brand! Contact us today.

Contact Us

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