Yea, I know, seems like a stupid question. And I also know that fat jokes are coming from you low-brow clowns, but the fact of the matter is that tailgating is becoming big business. I was recently contacted by a Casting Director on a new show called Backyard Blitz. They are in the middle of setting up in TAMPA BAY, where they plan to have the biggest TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS fans cooking up their best Tailgating dishes. They asked WTB? to get the word out because no tailgate show is complete without tailgaters! Taping is on Aug 8th.
BE PART OF THE AUDIENCE
Come be a part of a new competition reality series looking for the nation’s best tailgaters… and more importantly, the best tailgate crowd!
If you love to tailgate, but don’t necessarily like to be the chef, then we’re looking for you! We need audience members (21+ only) to bring on the BUCCANEERS team spirit! Pay is $50/day.
Send the following information to
Name, Phone number , 2 current photos, Favorite BUCCANEERS player(s), Why you’re the best fan of the BUCCANEERS . Thanks.
There is a rumor we may even have some representation in the contest on the grill (our fingers are crossed!)
A lifelong Buccaneers fan that began working in the restaurant industry when he was 16, Chef Red continued this career while growing to love tailgating at the Buccaneers games. Started out with two small hibachi grills and a passion to cook. Began meeting up with the WTB? Tailgate Krewe and Captain Rino in 2007. During the Mike Alstott retirement party Chef Red and the rest of the current tailgate Krewe came up with a great plan to make the biggest and best tailgate party in the Tampa Bay area.
Now residing off of Ohio Avenue the tailgate has grown into a special event for every Buccaneers home game. The addition of "Grillaneer" in 2011 which is a 20 foot customer smoker on a dual axel car carrier has grown the selection of food farther than what two hibachi grills can handle. Chef Red tailors his menu for every incoming opponent and tries something new each game. Rather it is hundreds of pounds of pulled pork, ribs, chicken, or even smoked salmon there is always something for everyone. Chef Red makes almost all of his own sauces, rubs, and side dishes with his own spin to please the crowds.
Chef Red's motto is "Tailgating with Attitude" which speaks to his love of the Buccaneers and feeding the massive crowds at the tailgate.
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