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Chefs Sam and Shauna create huge outdoor feasts. Here, they visit Cefn Hengoed to celebrate the achievements of the Cefn Hengoed Majestics, a marching jazz band.

Five years ago Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn quit their city jobs to embark on a road trip across America to learn the secrets of American barbecue.

Enthused with the spirit of smoke and fire they returned to Wales with a mission, to spread their passion for outdoor cooking and change the way we barbecue.

Now, having written a best-selling cookbook, opened their own restaurant and won best street food or takeaway category at the BBC Food and Farming Awards, queens of barbecue hit the road to celebrate the achievements of community champions across Wales and change the way we barbecue.

Using food to bring the whole community together, each cookout sees Sam and Shauna host huge parties to reward the work of a variety of organisations and individuals. They start by showing how to prepare the feasts on a small scale before upscaling to feed hundreds at large cookouts.

Sam and Shauna's meaty smoke-and-fire bonanza continues as they visit Cefn Hengoed in the Rhymney Valley. They are there to celebrate the achievements of the Cefn Hengoed Majestics, a unique marching jazz band, by putting on a feast of barbecued chickens to feed the players and the community they support. With 100 people to feed, Sam and Shauna organise a spectacular cookout of grilled chicken in Alabama white barbecue sauce, hasselback potatoes, Louisiana macque choux and a rainbow slaw. Sam and Shauna have a week to teach the members of the band how to cook the dishes. They also have to make an enormous bespoke grill large enough to hold the chickens, and together with the community they build a massive firepit to cook them.

31 minutes


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:09

    The Bees

    Chicken Payback


Role Contributor
Executive Producer Matthew Tune
Executive Producer Liz Lloyd-Griffiths
Production Company Boom Cymru TV Limited
Presenter Sam Evans
Presenter Shauna Guinn
Director Barry Hecker


  • Mon 23 Apr 2018 19:30
  • Sat 28 Apr 2018 11:30
  • Wed 5 Sep 2018 19:30
  • Wed 26 Sep 2018 19:00

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