The BBQ Queen 

Hailing from legendary BBQ oasis Kansas City, it should not be any surprise Kathy Pullin has a love for BBQ.

However, it wasn't until Kathy participated with a team at the American Royal Open in 1994 and 1995 that Kathy was truly hooked on the art of creating great BBQ.

Still working full time in the insurance industry, Kathy spent nights and weekends honing her craft by catering private events as Sassy Sauceless BBQ. in 2011, Kathy launched Pullin Premium BBQ and has never looked back. Kathy has retired from the insurance career to focus full-time on BBQ.

Kathy makes regular appearances on SA Living doing live cooking segments, catered several times for KJ97 at the San Antonio BBQ cook-off and has cooked for several musical artists and tv personalities.

In her spare time, Kathy and her husband spend free time at their beach house Texas Coast fishing and BBQing. Kathy is a domestic violence survivor and volunteers at various domestic violence organizations in the area.

If you want to BBQ like the BBQ Queen, check out the BBQ equipment she uses.


Kathy Pullin/ ‘Grillin’ Gal’ — Master of a Grill

  • 1994 - 1995 American Royal Open team participant

  • 2010 Geronimo VFW Cook off - Best in Show (final judges table brisket and ribs) (40 teams)

  • 2011 Geronimo VFW Cook off - 10th place cook's choice (50 teams)

  • 2012 La Vernia BBQ COOKOFF BEST IN SHOW (final judges table on all categories (197 teams)

  • 2012 LULAC Hill Country State Championship 3rd place showmanship,  10th place brisket and ribs (175+ teams ) 2015  

  • 2015 May - Competed on Guy's Grocery Games Thrillin and Grillin episode on Food Network

  • 2016 Celebrity Judge CPS Grills Giving

  • 2017 June competed on BBQ Rig Race pilot episode, on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel

  • 2017 Silver Center 1st Peoples ad Judges choice Appetizer

  • 2018 November World Food Championship Team Competitor Hearts of Texas Grilling Team with Janet Baker finished 4th in Duck ancillary and 14th in Pork ancillary comp. And 21st in Steak.

  • 2018 November Celebrity Judge CPS Grills Giving

  • More to come as Kathy is always on the move and provides the best BBQ in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and wherever you want it to be. 

  • Former member of the  San Antonio Chefs Cooperative