Burnin and Lootin is a BBQ team out of Corona California. We started competing in 2012 and now can be found at most Southern California BBQ events.
Jerry and Lupe at the Knott’s Berry Farm event New Years 2011/12
The team is composed of Head Cook Jerry Aguilar and wife Lupe, and from time to time friends and family who make it out to help.
In 2005 Jerry fell in love with BBQ after seeing a show on TV about competition BBQ. Soon after watching that show Jerry went out to purchase his first smoker, an offset Bar-B-Chef offset smoker from Barbecues Galore. The quality of BBQ progressed from bad to better through the years and in 2011 he felt he was ready to enter the world of competition BBQ. With the help from BBQ cooks Andy Soto (team Master of Disaster of Santa Ana, CA) and Adam & Sherry Hollman (team Huminie’s Hogalicious BBQ from Gilroy, CA) who took him under their respective tents at actual BBQ contests Jerry was primed to enter his first contest as a head cook of his very own team. Burnin and Lootin entered into the end of the year event at Knott’s Berry Farm and surprisingly took a 1st place award for chicken
Trophies from our first competition.. 1st place Chicken and 2nd place Ribs!
and a 2nd place award for ribs. Burnin and Lootin went on to win the Best New Team of the Year (Rookie of the Year) in California for 2012. They also ended 2012 with two grand championships, many top category awards, 6th in the State overall for 2012, and 2nd place in Ribs in the State for 2012.
The name Burnin and Lootin came from the love that the Aguilar family has for the music of Bob Marley. We knew that our new hobby had to include something from our roots and we named our BBQ team after one of our favorite Bob Marley songs. Even our logo is influenced by the cover of the classic Bob Marley album entitled Burnin’
Check out our BBQ schedule and make sure to come out to support our team and to sample some of our award winning BBQ!