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About Mark Gorodetzer

Working my way west, Boston, Chicago to Las Vegas, I was always cooking on a grill and eventually a smoker. I was continuously searching for the best bbq restaurants and butcher shops.

While going through some life changes, I realized, my purpose for existing was becoming more clear. How can I help others and take action?

Smoke on Water BBQ Championship was created to bring people to downtown Henderson, spread goodwill through BBQ, attract visitors to Southern Nevada and assist 22 Warriors Foundation in addressing the issues that lie behind suicides, high risk behaviors, untreated mental illness and lack of resources. To raise awareness of this devastating epidemic and make
22 go to ZERO!

I am a proud member of Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), Nevada BBQ Association (NVBBQA), National Barbecue & Grilling Association (NBBQA), Barbeque News,
22 Warriors Foundation Board of Directors, Water Street Business Association Board of Directors (WSDBA).

“Be a part of our BBQ community, you will be hooked on the first bite”

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About Arlie Bragg

Arlieque Event Management is America’s Premiere Food Competition Promoter specializing in BBQ Competitions.

Arlie Bragg has been tagged the “Don King of BBQ” for having promoted so many BBQ competitions, more than any other person in the world!

He has worked with Mandalay Bay, Casablanca Resort and Casino, Cumulus Radio, Dana Point Parks Department, Pro Bull Riders, Ski Resorts for summer events, The Queen Mary Ship, and multiple Chambers of Commerce Departments all over the United States.

Arlie Bragg has run over 100 food competitions; including BBQ, chili, burger bashes, bacon, side dish, potato salad, steaks, sandwich, and dessert categories. Most events are KCBS sanctioned cook-offs.

Arlieque Event Management competitions have given away well over One Million Dollars!

Arlie says, “If you want a World Class food competition call Arlieque Event Management. We can make it happen.”