About Us


Smokin’ Temptations was established in early 2004. The owner, Rusty Griffin, started competing in barbecue competitions and needed a team name. Cooking on the grill all of his life with friends and family telling him how great his barbecue was. Rusty usually spent most holidays cooking meat for all the community.

Smokin’ Temptations brought home 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies at the first competition. Competing in chicken, Boston butt, ribs, beef brisket, Brunswick stew, and sauce. This lit a fire to continue competing across the Southeast. Smokin’ Temptations became championship barbecue winning trophies for the next 4 years which then led into catering weddings, birthday dinners, banquets, church picnics, graduations, etc. All of this with literally no advertising, just word of mouth. Our business has continued to expand and this website is just an additional way to get the word out to our ever growing list of friends.