Steph Franklin is the award winning BBQ Chef and owner of Simply Marvelous BBQ. Steph uses a fusion style of cooking developed from his travels throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Through his wanderings he had the opportunity to sample a wide array of flavor combinations, which inspired him to develop his own product line of rubs, seasonings, and sauces. He began marketing his blends under the “Simply Marvelous BBQ” name in 2008 and is known throughout the national and international BBQ communities. In his spare time, Steph also competes on the professional BBQ circuit. Feeding his competitive spirit, he has successfully participated in competitions across the country, from California to New York. Steph’s attention to the small details is what sets him apart from other BBQ chefs. Under his leadership, Simply Marvelous BBQ has evolved into a highly praised catering company that is proud to offer friendly customer service, high quality food, and taking the extra step to make any special event extraordinary.

Simply Marvelous rubs and seasonings are some of the most versatile products I have ever used. Their originality in flavors, depth, and quality easily adds a signature flavor to whatever you are preparing. They are uniquely versatile in they can be used every day at home, in a commercial food service setting, and of course in BBQ competitions!

Scott Rodriguez: Senior Vice President of Culinary & Kitchen Innovation, BJ’s Restaurants / Pitmaster, Toot & Stinky’s Cali-Q

Simply Marvelous products were a game changer for our completion BBQ entries. We have be using them for the last 6 years and have won several awards in all four KCBS categories. We also use the Simply Marvelous line of products in our catering and vending business and these products were a major contributor to us selling out at most events! The amount of knowledge, caring and high-quality ingredients that Steph puts into his products is second to none.

Nicole Humphrey: Owner & Smoker Specialist, Humphreys BBQ Inc., Smokers & Accessories

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Steph offers a variety of courses throughout the year from backyard to competition barbecue, and even a holiday course, be sure to check back often for the most current listing of courses. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion with you.