Sam's Club fires up partnership with pitmaster Troy Black

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club has invited pitmaster and cookbook author Troy Black to show families how to create the perfect Memorial Day meal. Black will star in a series of grilling demonstration videos that can be viewed on the SamsClub.com/meals "Tips & Videos" tab. The site also features photos and printable recipes on the "Easy Recipes" tab.

"The most important step to creating a great meal on the grill is buying quality ingredients that can hold their flavor under the heat," said Black. "Sam's Club offers plenty of variety to keep my menus interesting. Plus, their fresh meat, seafood, produce and bakery items come with a 200% satisfaction guarantee so members can feel good about experimenting during grilling season."

In addition to providing tips online, Black will play host to the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour, a 31-stop U.S. competition featuring top barbecue talents who go head-to-head at Sam's Club locations this summer. Sanctioned by theKansas City Barbeque Society, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour culminates with five regional events and the national championship at the hometown of Sam's Club in Bentonville, Ark. With over $500,000 in prize money and major bragging rights, plus samples and grilling tips for hungry spectators, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour has the largest purse of all  U.S. barbecue competitions to date. For tour dates, participants and winners, visit SamsClub.com/bbq.