About Sam & Shauna

Howdy Partners! 

Welcome aboard our BBQ and outdoor cooking adventure. We’re Sam and Shauna – fire chefs, street food pioneers, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, TV presenters, event hosts and all-out food obsessives.

We started our BBQ brand ‘Hang Fire’ in 2013 after a pilgrimage around the Southern US states, immersing ourselves in traditional communities and learning the art and science of American BBQ and Southern cuisine. We are credited with starting the Street Food and Pop-up movement in Wales and are trail blazers in our field of outdoor cooking. 

Our energy, passion and in-depth knowledge has seen us go on to be ambassadors for outdoor cooking in the UK. Having won many awards for our sustainable, ethical and creative cooking, we are also authors of our beloved international bestselling cookbook ‘Hang Fire; Adventures in American BBQ’. You can catch up with us via our BBC TV show; ‘Sam & Shauna’s Big Cookout’ which celebrates the people and produce of Wales through spectacular community cooking celebrations.

Having closed our restaurant in 2021 we now focus on teaching fire-foodies how to up their BBQ game all from our own backyard alongside festival hosting, recipe writing, private dining experiences, bespoke events and regular TV and radio appearances.

Find out more about our journey from Pop-Up Restaurant to permanent bricks and mortar from our TEDx Talk

Find out more about how we won the Observer Food Monthly’s Best Restaurant in the UK (an award we went on to judge)

Find out more about how we won the Best Streetfood category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards (an award we went on to judge)

Find out more about the Hang Fire Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures in American BBQ

Find out more about the 31 most influential female chefs in the UK

Find out how Hang Fire Smokehouse started

Find out more about the three series of our BBC TV Show ‘Sam and Shauna’s Big Cook Out’

Talking all things food, career changes and hospitality with Women in the Food Industry Podcast