Chris Fultz & Alex Graf

Native Texan Chris Fultz was born near the epicenter of Central Texas barbecue. Trained as an architect and transplanted to Virginia, Chris was inspired to learn the craft of smoking meat after numerous disappointing beef barbecue experiences. He discovered that the universal language of barbecue appealed to his passion to create, and to share that creation with friends and family. That inspiration quickly grew into a lifelong obsession to produce the perfectly smoked brisket.

Together with pitmistress, Alex Graf, they founded ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque in 2013. ZZQ brings the beef barbecue traditions of Central Texas to Virginia. Chris and Alex’s approach is to blend the traditions, techniques, and flavors of Central Texas with the regional influences of Central Virginia in order to create an authentic barbecue experience. Due to the overwhelming success of their catering business they are beginning to look for a brick-and-mortar location in Richmond.