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Ed Randolph

Biography

Ed Randolph is the creative entrepreneurial force behind the successful Handsome Devil LLC a brand that delivers consistent traditional BBQ, offering exceptional food and beverage experiences for guests whether at their storefront or at a 100,000 person event. The founder and managing member of the New York-based company provides bold brand leadership with a clear sense of purpose, combined with a high level of enthusiasm to deliver products that are well-received by consumers, investors, and the industry alike.

The Handsome Devil brand has been a huge success. In a short amount of time we have... READ MORE

Ed Randolph is the creative entrepreneurial force behind the successful Handsome Devil LLC a brand that delivers consistent traditional BBQ, offering exceptional food and beverage experiences for guests whether at their storefront or at a 100,000 person event. The founder and managing member of the New York-based company provides bold brand leadership with a clear sense of purpose, combined with a high level of enthusiasm to deliver products that are well-received by consumers, investors, and the industry alike.

The Handsome Devil brand has been a huge success. In a short amount of time we have taken a startup company to multi state BBQ championship award winner to feature vendor at the Memphis in May World BBQ championships. In addition Handsome Devil has been named the feature BBQ vendor for the NYC Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festival, the official caterer for the NY Air Show and caterer for a Warner Bros movie premiere.

Mr. Randolph is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, born and raised, his commitment to showcase what the area has to offer is overshadowed only by his ambition and hustle to succeed. Ed’s culinary background started like most, observing and learning in the kitchen from his grandmother and mother.

In 2017, Handsome Devil LLC and Ed Randolph won the peoples and judges choice awards and were recognized by the Food Network as top BBQ pitmasters in the area for the NYC Wine and Food Festival.

Mr. Randolph is currently working on a BBQ travel cookbook featuring some of the top pitmasters in the US. The book is scheduled to be released in spring of 2019.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Tough to limit to just one. However the folks at Bowery Meat Company have never let me down. Medium rare tomahawk, please. What is your ultimate meal? The ultimate meal for me isn’t so much as what as it is who. I’ll take a day in the kitchen with my girls, sharing my passion of cooking with them. What three things are always in your pantry? Vinegar, Bourbon and Brown Sugar If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Garry Roark. A legend of BBQ taken from us way to soon. Not a pitmaster out there who wouldn't want one more cook over a smokey pit with him. He made you laugh, he made you a better person. What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? Last year when Kali, show organizer, came over and told me to follow her. As we walked she said "go get your team too." I honestly thought we were getting thrown out. We are a loud and enthusiastic crew. Come to find out we were so busy handing out food and talking with guests we missed the awards announcement that we had won the Best BBQ award.