The Showdown

Phil Dell vs Michael Character


Two of television’s most talked about chefs will face off at the Brew n Que Festival’s Throwdown at the Showdown.

Who will reign king of the Que?

See them both in person and sample their award winning barbecue.

Phillip Dell

Phillip Dell is a man of many talents. An award winning chef, his skills range from sauces to soufflés. Dell has been seen on the Food Network series Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped, winning the Championship on the later. In 2017, his award winning barbeque team, Swine Thyme, qualified for the American Royal and the Jack Daniels Invitational. He is the proprietor of four entrepreneurial ventures: On The Sweet Side, Inc., a dessert and pastry business; Wizard’s Gourmet, a barbecue catering service and vendor of specialty seasonings; Sin City Chefs Inc., a private chef and onsite catering service specializing in recipe transformation and healthy eating; and CPD Enterprises, LLC, specializing in culinary consulting. Dell has been part of the opening team of five restaurants including the Wynn Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas and has created meals for celebrities such as Tony Curtis, Ernest Bourgnine, Dallas Holms and others. Winner of the 2016 National Educator of Excellence by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and a natural

Michael Character

Michael Character was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to Georgia when he was 7 years old with his family. Like many BBQ competitors, Character learned the art of BBQ as a child, watching family members cook in his backyard. He is the owner of Character’s Famous BBQ in Adairsville, Georgia. Character is a seasoned BBQ competitor whose has been featured on television, in print media and in books to include American’s Best BBQ by Ardie A. Davis and Chef Paul Kirk. He was a pivotal figure on Season 1 of BBQ Pit Wars and often created the most down home dialogue on television’s BBQ Pitmasters. A crowd favorite, he is known for his outrageous smack talk and his infectious personality. While Michael did not take top honors on BBQ Pit Wars or BBQ Pitmasters, he maintained a needed balance on each episode and maintains a confidence and a determination that is ready to take on any situation. He is not afraid of any challenge. He was ready to take down Myron’s “Evil Empire ” and looking to crush Phil’s Dell.