In March 2017, Colorado-native Adam McKenzie started an Instagram account to chronicle his growing interest in all things BBQ. Over the course of a the first year, his account has gained more than 31,000 followers and his @thisjewcanque brand has grown beyond a hobby into a passion.
For many years, Adam has cooked on his propane grill. As a wedding gift from his teacher colleagues, he received a Big Green Egg in 2014, and the rest was history.
He cooks today on Traeger grills, but keeps his beloved Big Green Egg on hand for the occasional cook. In late 2018, he did away with his trusty propane grill, and only misses it on super cold Colorado nights.
Adam met his wife, Isabel, on Match.com in 2009. They married in 2014 in Isabel's hometown of Telluride, CO and own a home in suburban Denver. When he's not manning the grill, planning the next dish or keeping his Instagram followers engaged, Adam's day-job is that of an elementary school STEM teacher. He and Isabel, a higher-ed fundraiser, have a Goldendoodle named Halley, two cats and regularly babysit his inlaw's Cocker Spaniel, Ginger.