Lance Kirkpatrick

Pitmaster, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Lance Kirkpatrick, Pitmaster, at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew in Austin, Texas, leads his team with passion. With over 15 years of experience behind the pits, Lance practices his craft focusing on the style of traditional Central Texas BBQ.

Lance has a drive for leading and teaching his craft. As a respected name in Texas BBQ, Lance has hosted aspiring Pitmasters and barbecue enthusiasts from across the globe spanning from Germany to Australia to Mexico, Japan, and beyond.

The worldwide community of barbecue makes this a cuisine that continues to evolve techniques and keeps the enthusiasm for learning at a high point for Lance.

Smoking meat over a wood-fired pit, is a tradition that requires the utmost attention to detail day in and day out, which Lance practices 6 days a week at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew in Austin, Texas.

Lance is also an owner of the newly established sister restaurant The Switch by Stiles Switch BBQ in Dripping Springs, Texas located just outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country.