John “Sizzle King” Ruloph is an award winning pit-master on Gas and Wood fueled Bar-B-Cue. His Big Green Egg sponsored KCBS BBQ team “Ribphoria” has competed all over California.
He is infamous for being the only person to win a 1st place rib contest cooking on a gas grill in a sanctioned event; this is also how he got the moniker “Sizzle King.” In 2010 he and his mentor Brent Walton competed on the TLC show “Pit Masters” season two. He is the three time winner of the prestigious San Francisco Professional Food Society’s Barbeque Invitational. In 2015, John was hired as the first Grill Instructor to Primo Ceramic Grills Online University. He is currently competing on the Guy Fieri Tex Wasabi BBQ All-Stars team and is the factory grill master for Viking Range.
John is also a contributor in the national magazine “Cooking Wild,” where he brings his style of cooking to the hunters, anglers, and foragers in the U.S. And finally, with this extensive background, John has created the Grill Skillz Academy.
The unique school focuses on Award Winning techniques and customizes the class to the students and their personal BBQ grills. Many of his students have gone on to be fellow award winning competitors. Whether you plan on becoming a Pit Master or just grilling like one, this class will make you an expert!