Omar Alvarez

Omar is a Dutch Oven cook, come BBQ cook, come Chuck Wagon cook, and has a lot of inspiration to share!

Omar started competitive cooking in 2006 after moving to Idaho from California via Texas. He started with Dutch Oven cooking as a novice then two years later won the World Cast Iron Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 2008, he moved on to BBQ competitions, then onto Chuckwagon cook-offs.

In 2015 he won Rookie cook of the year in Chuckwagon cooking!

Basically he just loves cooking with his cast iron. Now living in Lafayette, Louisiana he continues to cook and judge while enjoying food and life.

About Omar Alvarez


Omar Alvarez

Cajun Crabby Rolls

Though they look like cinnamon rolls, Cajun Crabby Rolls are a savory treat. This bread recipe was the first place…

by Omar Alvarez

Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con pollo is a simple one-pot Mexican-inspired meal that is cooked in a Dutch oven. It creates a dish…

by Omar Alvarez

Bacon Apple Pie

Somewhere between sweet and savory, this pie mixes sweet-tart apples and salty bacon. It is unusual to think of bacon…

by Omar Alvarez

Cowboy Pinto Beans

Omar’s Pinto Beans have been a crowd favorite across America in various Dutch Oven and Chuck Wagon Competitions and cookouts.…

by Omar Alvarez