The Food Network Star Season 11 winner, Eddie Jackson, co-hosts a new array Kids BBQ Championship, Mondays at 8|7c, with lifestyle expert Camila Alves. On a show, eight talented young griddle masters compete for a chance to win $20,000. Eddie as well as Camila not only lead a kids through a various grilling as well as grilling challenges, but also decider their meals with a help of a third grilling-expert guest judge.When it comes to barbecue, Eddie has a wealth of knowledge. FN Dish recently caught up with a star to discuss about a uncover as well as his credentials in barbecue. Eddie also recalls a little of a fun experiences he as well as Camila had in coaching a young competitors, as well as he offers a few tips for grilling season.How did we initial get into grilling as well as grilling? What age were you, as well as do we have a good memory we could share?One of a initial things my father taught me was how to barbecue, at a age of 12. The initial time we barbecued by myself was Sunday dinner during a football game, as well as we made hamburgers as well as hot dogs for a entire family.What or who inspires your cooking, grilling as well as barbecuing?Bobby Flay is my food mentor, as well as we have learned from him, his techniques as well as a flavors he uses.Working with these kids on Kids BBQ Championship, what tender we most about them? Were we surprised by a little of a things we saw them do?The knowledge a kids have about food at such a young age was really impressive. The really initial day we were there, we saw Josie break down a whole duck in about two minutes.How did we enjoy hosting a show? What were a little of your a a single preferred moments?I positively loved hosting a show. we am a kid fanatic, so putting food as well as kids together is a win-win for me. The creative things which a kids came up with were a a single preferred moments. At which age, kids are already really imaginative, so to be able to see them coming up with funny things as well as govern them was pretty phenomenal.How was co-hosting with Camila Alves?Camilla as well as we rught away had a good vibe together. She is a good mom, as well as we have which coach mentality, so we consider it was a perfect combo for us to host this foe together.How often do we griddle or griddle at home?Considering my food truck is based around grilling as well as grilling every day!!What are a little of your go-to recipes on a griddle or barbecue?Ginger Rum Ribs as well as Jerk Chicken.Is there a dish we cant live without?Ribs. we couldnt live without ribs.What would a menu be like at your house if we were hosting a backyard bash?Jerk Chicken Wings, Pulled Ginger Rum Ribs, Caribbean-style coleslaw as well as my dads famous oven baked beans.Whats your a a single preferred character of barbecue? Do we have a a a single preferred beef to use for it?I dont have a a a single preferred style. we only like to blend all together, a little bit of any one. we love pork.What sort of griddle do we use at home?Charcoal as well as wood, because it gives a better flavor.Could we give fans a few of your most-important grilling tips, whether its about setting up a charcoal barbecue, controlling a heat, getting a best flare on a steak, etc.?1. To get a best flare on a beef regardless of a grill, make sure which griddle is intensely hot prior to we put a beef on, as well as a beef needs to be room-temperature.2. Make sure which a coals are spread evenly.3. Always grease your grates prior to putting food on them.4. When grilling, as opposed to smoking, we need to keep a tighten eye on a fire, because a beef is closer to a flame as well as flare-ups are inevitable.