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Tailgate Joe Maino

Biography

“Tailgate Joe” Maino is one of the few professional tailgaters and a leading authority and personality on tailgating, BBQ, and live-fire cooking. What started as a hobby in 2009 after a decade of hosting an ever-growing tailgate party for family and friends at NY Jets games has grown into one of the largest organized tailgate parties in the NFL. The Tailgate Joe party is the biggest party at Metlife Stadium, with per game attendance of 500+ guests from around the world. Joe’s philosophy is to take what is great about the typical Sunday morning tailgate... READ MORE

“Tailgate Joe” Maino is one of the few professional tailgaters and a leading authority and personality on tailgating, BBQ, and live-fire cooking. What started as a hobby in 2009 after a decade of hosting an ever-growing tailgate party for family and friends at NY Jets games has grown into one of the largest organized tailgate parties in the NFL. The Tailgate Joe party is the biggest party at Metlife Stadium, with per game attendance of 500+ guests from around the world. Joe’s philosophy is to take what is great about the typical Sunday morning tailgate party and crank that up with the best quality representations of that kind of food and atmosphere. In furthering his unending quest to provide the best game day experience possible, Joe has traveled the country and cooked with some of the best in the BBQ world to learn and grow his skill set in front of the smoker and grill. Joe has participated in the competition BBQ circuit as well as garnered distinction as the winningest competitor in The Great Hot Dog Cookoff. Joe has been recognized by his peers and inducted into The Tailgating Hall of Fame and the prestigious Pro Football Ultimate Fan Alliance. Tailgate Joe has taken his passion for food and live fire cooking and branched out to high end event catering for corporate and media clients, a food truck in Miami, and restaurant consulting. As a double cancer survivor of both Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Male Breast Cancer, Joe uses his public platform to help raise money for various cancer charities as well as outreach to fellow cancer patients.

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